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Everywhere That Mary Went

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Great characterization and depth. Story was a little thin. I had a hard time concentrating on the "mystery" because I cared more about the individuals. But all in all a fun read that went very quickly. I'm going to enjoy reading the rest of this series I believe.
The Professionals

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Great fresh concept: four college grads with no job prospects who become career criminals doing small time kidnappings off the radar to build up their nest-egg and retire to the beaches of Maldives. Thrilling page-turning fun. You end up liking the cops and the criminals (the Mafia not so much) and don't know who to root for. Fantastic read and I can't wait to read this authors next one.
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel

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Failed to get the point of this book. The end was obvious pretty much from the beginning, but Irving dragged his readers through a lifetime of antidotes. Left me wondering what all the commotion was about with this one.
You're Next

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By far one of the best thrillers I've read in a while. You could not help but identify with Mike and Kat and their plight (didn't hurt that I have a daughter Kat's age). I want a friend like Shep. Mike fell down the rabbit hole and it just kept going deeper and deeper. And the reason everyone wanted him and his daughter dead was a brillant and unique twist; completely unseen until the author wanted you to know: just moments before he laid it out for the reader to experience in full horror. The end of the book had me wondering if I was happy for having experienced it or just sad that it was ending.
A Body To Die For

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Still loving this light fun series. Picking up one of these books is like a special sinful treat. The characters are like old friends.
A Reliable Wife

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So not what I expected. Actually better than I expected. Much more drama and intrigue. Well written. I loved the descriptions of the surroundings and time period, I felt like I was there. The only thing I didn't care for was the end where the author got away from telling the story and got philosophical about the characters lives.
Guilt

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Excited to get an Advanced Copy of the latest Alex Delaware novel by Kellerman. I've been with this series from the beginning and it continues to entertain. Dr. Delaware continues to be likable and engaging. Lt. Sturgis I would love to have a meal with one day. And I always want more Robin. This book took a while to get me involved but once the celebrity aspect was introduced I was hooked. I'm not normally a celebrity junkie but I kept picturing Brangelina (not sure if that was in intent or not) but it kept if fun....as fun as gruesome murders can be anyway. The initial story seemed very disconnected after the second crime scene and seemed very forced. I think the book would have carried just fine without it. I will continue to recommend this series and now that I got my annual Delaware fix I will have to patiently wait until next year.
The Forgotten

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Page-turner, without a doubt. Moved along more quickly than the first book in the series. My only concern was that it seemed to follow the exact same formula as the first book: small town, large cover up, local thugs after Puller, attractive ace female police officer who is the apple of the Police Chief's eye, small cute animal that must be adopted....it got a little ridculous after a while, but it was still entertaining and I couldn't put it down. I only hope that Baldacci can find a new format for the next one so it doesn't just start out plugging in new names into an old storyline.
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