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Third & Forever

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Officer Grace Stevens returns to college for an advanced degree, she doesn't expect to stumble into the web of a serial rapist whose charm and skill on the football field hide a much more sinister side. In the big money arena of college sports where winners are above the law, Grace finds herself playing a dangerous game against an opponent who doesn't like to lose.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by Signet (first published January 1st 2004)
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Prima Seadiva
May 05, 2015 Prima Seadiva rated it liked it
Though I enjoyed it the book did not resonate with me quite like First Avenue. Though the topic of the mystery (rape and class privilege) was difficult it was interesting and timely in the way it was addressed.I feel he addresses topics without sensationalizing them.

Clausen again also seems to like to address family secrets and connections.I like the inclusion of repeat characters from the first book.Inexplicably the Settle Public Library does not have Second Watch or his more recent books. Odd
May 12, 2010 Ice rated it really liked it
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Walking the familiar beat on Ballard Avenue with her partner, Katherine Murphy, Seattle Police Officer Grace Stevens walks through time as well, recalling her special childhood game of sidewalk hopscotch that she once played on this same street—a game with self-constructed, secret rules that she would never break. Grace’s longing for unbroken rules and for a kind of perfect balance is just that—a longing that can survive only in her inner world. For beyond the known streets of her childhood, bey ...more
Feb 08, 2009 Maddy rated it it was amazing
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SETTING: Washington State
Third book in the trilogy is set in Ballard, Washington, where Grace
Stevens and Katherine Murphy are cops. There's a serial rapist preying
on prostitutes and others in the surrounding area. The book is more of
a character study than a true mystery. During the course of the
investigation, Grace and her sister Evangeline go on a revealing trip to
Louisiana where they find out about their heritage. Grace is also doing
a research study and runs into Maria, the daughter
Jul 04, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
This was my least favorite of the 3 books in the series, but it still means that I liked it more than most of the stuff I read by other authors.

Perhaps because I knew the series was coming to an end? Perhaps because of the way the focus on the characters shifted (* - see below)? Perhaps because this book was the only one to venture outside of Seattle? I'm not sure. HOWEVER, I really wish that this was not the last in the series.

* - Similar to Tana French's "Dublin Murder Squad" series, this ser
Jan 07, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing
This is Clawsen's third novel with Seattle Police Officer Grace Stevens and her partner Katherine Murphy. I'll admit that I really liked the first two better. This one kind of got bogged down in Grace's slave grandmother which never quite tied in, with the plot about a University star football player who leads team members on gang rapes. But, I will absolutely be looking for his next one.
May 03, 2013 Evelyn rated it it was amazing
This author has a way of making his character's so real and believable. The last half of the book I didn't want to put it down.
Apr 12, 2009 Tara marked it as to-read
Maybe I'll come back to it. Had a hard time getting into this book
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