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Poison Heart: A Novel of Suspense (Claire Watkins #5)

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"Fall comes to Pepin County with a vengeance as Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins confronts a new evil festering beneath the placid surface of the Wisconsin farm community. A refugee from the Twin Cities, Claire has slowly adapted to small-town life - especially now that she loves and lives with Rich Haggard. But in this rural area, other folks are dangerously restless." "One ...more
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Published July 26th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Rural cop Claire Watkins and Wisconsin make for an interesting combination. I enjoy this basically cozy mysteries, but don't consider them must-reads. Found this on the shelf while doing some collection maintenance at work, hadn't read it, and knew that I couldn't resist.

Quick reading and enjoyable, Poison Heart examines greed and families. You know who is evil and needs arresting, but how will they prove it?
Set in small-town Wisconsin near the Minnesota border, this is sensitively written (according to the dust jacket, the author is also a poet) and a decent read, but as other commenters have observed, it is not all that mysterious or suspenseful. That's okay--the book works in its own way--but don't expect a traditional whodunnit.
The whole first half was slow, but once we crossed the midway point everything picked up nicely. Overall not a bad read for the car rides. Another dollar bin success.
2nd in series featuring Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins; I liked Bone Harvest more. Thoughtful, family component--think Libby Hellmann, e.g. Moderate/low violence.
Kae Cheatham
Billed as a "novel of Suspense" it was dull and boring. Suspense never happened because nearly every POV was given, hence nothing was "hidden" to be suspenseful.
Eh, this book was okay. It wasn't as engaging as her previous, but it still held my attention.
Ok story, predicable though, which does not make for a great mystery.
Annie Michelle
very good local gal. love whoever did her dust jacket...:)
Not as good as Bone Harvest but better than Glare Ice...
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