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Simplistic Plot With Absurd Ending I actually looked up the phrase “deus ex machina” to make sure that was the correct term for my issues with this book. The plot is both too simplistic (everyone knows who the criminal is from the beginning) and too unlikely (coincidental meetups abound). ItContinue Reading

Montmartre Mysteries

Poor mystery but interesting slice of French life. I enjoyed entering the world of a wine expert within France. However, I think there are rules for mysteries that Montmartre Mysteries broke. There was no way for the reader to solve the mystery as crucial information was not given until theContinue Reading

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Great characters in an absorbing paranormal romantic mystery. This was a good paranormal romantic mystery. Maybe it’s because I have read so many mysteries, but Force of Nature seemed rather easy to figure out. However, I loved the characters in the book–each had their own voice, motivations and quirks. TheContinue Reading

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Compelling short read. Highly recommended! Usually I don’t like short stories because they are either slice-of-life character studies with little plot or characterless stories with a “surprise” twist at the end. This story in contrast has just the right amount of interesting characters and action-driven plot. It is rather amazingContinue Reading

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Good short thriller. I read the author’s second book, Breakout, before this one and to be honest that one was better. Still Roseblood held my interest for the half hour it took me to read it. I enjoyed it a lot until the end, which I didn’t like.

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Great Atmosphere and Characters! The atmosphere in Badlands is extraordinary. I live in the high desert but the descriptions of a North Dakota winter were so effective that I actually got a blanket to use while reading it. I also enjoyed Kyle as he was a most unusual protagonist. MostContinue Reading

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Good Police Procedural with Compelling Lead Character. More of a police procedural than a mystery since it is obvious who the villains are. This novel kept me reading to determine how the bad guys were caught (similar to Columbo). I liked Jon, the series’ lead, so I’ll look for theContinue Reading