Desire, need, and ambition fuel Corrine Tedros, a Lady Macbeth wannabe who arranges the murder of her father-in-law, a soft-drink mogul. It's witnessed by a man in the late stages of Alzheimer's; he provides scattershot details, but cannot accurately communicate what he saw.
Dark and beautiful, this novel explores the fear that drives how far people are willing to go to fin...more
How do I explain the perplexing nature of this novel? Where it moves slowly it seems to be intentionally so. The language seems to parallel the thought processes of the characters, all of whom are deeply flawed, so much so that the criminal aspects of the plot and the resolution
o the mystery are of little significance. I was most taken in by the minor character Jack Carson who is suffering with Alzheimer's -- the author's depiction of Jack's struggle is ...more
In a year clogged by self-conscious genre stylists screaming and steaming overheated prose from every paragraph, Lynn Kostoff's third novel is a soft breeze on a warm beach, quite possibly in the slightly seedy South Carolina resort town that offers a backdrop to this drawl ...more
Corrine Tedros, unhappy with her husband’s lack of a sense of urgency in persuading his uncle, Stanley, to sell his highly profitable soft drink empire, decides to speed the process along…by hiring a hi ...more
Beside paragraph long sent ...more
Unlike many reviews I have seen, I didn't think the writing was great. I thought that it was overly flowery and dramatic, almost to the point of distraction - the kind of language where you read the first couple sentences of a paragraph, then kind of skip down a couple paragraphs because you just don't care about the language, you want to know what is happening in the plot line.
I thought that the plot was fine. Ther ...more
This book desperately needed an editor; there were many run on sentences. I normally wouldn't care because I'm guilty of run-ons, but one was about a page and a half long, another was four pages long! (Four pages on the kindle is slightly less tha ...more
The well developed characters and storyline make this an intriguing book. Murders mount up, but will the guilty pay for the crimes in the end?
Good story, and a very quick read.
I didn't really understand the point of Paige's character and I felt like Jack's story was just kind of left hanging at the end. I also thought that having two characters that weren't all there mentally was a bit much.
To me this book was not really worth reading. I think the author did a good job but had quite a few drawn out descriptions of situations that really didn't do much for the story. The story part kept me reading, hoping for and ending but the ending never really came.
The ridiculously run-on paragraph length sentences and numerous editing errors were quite distracting.
There were interesting characters but ... not worth the read.