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Daddy's Girls

Advantages: A good idea decently plotted
Disadvantages: The different voices aren't distinctive enough

Easter Quilby is twelve years old. She and her sister Ruth are in a children's home. Not so long ago they woke up to find their mother slouched across the bed, dead. Drink and drugs and a hard, sad life had finally got to her, or maybe her body just ga ...

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Review of This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash

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Nothing to Lose - except a bit of time maybe?

Advantages: Ok for a casual read
Disadvantages: Not up to usual standards

I am a fan of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. I was expecting better things from this one. In my opinion the story line seemed to take an eternity to get going, and in places when Jack was using his muscle, as in all the books the writing was ok, but ...

honeygmonster 24.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Nothing to Lose - Lee Child

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Closer to Perfection

Advantages: Superb Story, Very Well Written
Disadvantages: It was over too soon!

Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of The Closers. He is an extremely talented crime/thriller writer, who has produced consistently high quality books, well worthy of a read. In the 1980's Connelly was a journalist on newspapers in the Florida are ...

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Review of The Closers - Michael Connelly

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Who's Watching the Detectives?

Advantages: Top quality trashy detective novel
Disadvantages: Do you like LA detective stories?

Despite the similarity of both being set in the city of Los Angeles, best selling Michel Connelly's prose is far from imitative of the famously sparse style of Raymond Chandler's detective novels of the 1940's. His central character, Detective Bosch, i ...

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Review of The Closers - Michael Connelly

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Closers, The

Advantages: A very good book, an interesting plot, believable
Disadvantages: it is too dragged out in the middle

...I have now read many of Micheal Connelly's books and I have never found one that I dislike. The storylines are believable, interesting and usually suspensful. "The Closers" is set later in Detective Bosch's life, as he is now returning to being a detecti ...

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Review of The Closers - Michael Connelly

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