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Fallen (Richard Christie Mystery #2)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  98 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
It happened in the night, when no one was around to see it. A Pittsburgh doctor, who dedicated himself to helping others, was shot through the heart. Now days have passed, and Dan Ross’s wife, Elizabeth, has entered a twilight zone of grief, flooded with memories, voices, and regrets. And while a determined police investigator is feverishly following a trail of mystery bac ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 18th 2008 by Dell (first published 2004)
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Feb 20, 2011 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club-reads
"Fallen" was a suspense/mystery novel that follows the murder of a local doctor and what happens after his murder to his wife, the detective in charge of his case, and even his murderer. I liked the Pittsburgh setting because it was neat seeing areas I recognized in the book having visited the city myself a few times. The overall plot was interesting, but I needed a little more character development of Richard Christie, the detective. I know that he appears in the author's other works, but since ...more
Jul 11, 2010 Michael rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: would not recommend
Recommended to Michael by: enjoyed the author's novel "The Odds"
Dr. Dan Ross is a well liked physician in Pittsburgh. He's murdered and leaves behind a bewildered, grief stricken wife, Elazabeth.

Commander Richard Christie is the man investigating Dan's death. He asks Elizabeth if she can think of anyone who might want to hurt her husband. After thinking for a bit, she suggests that it might have something to do with Pocusset Safe House, a home for troubled teens that her husband founded.

Across the street from Elizabeth's home, a man has been watching her. He
Jun 03, 2016 Peg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish there was more development of the characters, Detective Christie and especially his wife. She is always there to help her husband and she seems to be someone I would really like. I also wish there was more about the children of Dr. Dan Ross. They were mentioned a few times , but at the end of the novel you don't know what has really happened to them and how they are doing, especially his daughter. I wasn't sympathetic to Elizabeth, the doctor's wife. I would have liked the story a lot mor ...more
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Jun 11, 2016 Sharyn Hutchens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best suspense novels I have read

And I read a lot of suspense novels. This one has it all: characters you get to know well, a somewhat far-fetched but believable plot, suspense that doesn't quit and smooth writing that is not self-conscious. Even though we know early on who the killer is, the steadily ratcheting suspense makes the book impossible to put down. I'm looking for more by this author now!
Aug 15, 2011 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the third book by Kathleen George I read this month. (I tend to go through authors, especially since I got my Kindle years ago). Hard to find books when you're not regularly browsing the bookstore. Anyway, George's book are set in Pittsburgh, and being very familiar with the city, I enjoy that element. Of the three books I read -- this was likely my favorite. Although pretty creepy to think about what Elizabeth was lured into doing by the murderer...
Dec 01, 2010 Vivian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, espionage, spy
I cannot say what exactly I didn't like about this book. The plot was decent the characters interesting and reasonably well-developed but there was just something about the action (seemed to jump from character to character and the transitions were IMHO non-existent) and/or writing style that just didn't do it for me.
Sarah O.
Jun 27, 2010 Sarah O. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My mother always said if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. So, putting it as nicely as possible: I only got about halfway through this book before I flung it across the room in disgust at the time I spent reading it that I would never get back.
diane m. leary

Suspenseful exciting,treatment ,plots bandwidths.I would recommend it to everyone who enjoys mysteries and more.manyplotoptipms
.subplot with young girl adds neat twist
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Kathleen Elizabeth George (born July 7, 1943) is an American professor and writer best known for her series of crime novels set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and educated at the University of Pittsburgh: B.A. (summa cum laude), 1964, M.A. (theatre), 1966, Ph.D. (theatre), 1975, M.F.A. (creative writing), 1988. She teaches theatre arts at the University of Pitt
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Other Books in the Series

Richard Christie Mystery (7 books)
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  • Afterimage (Richard Chrisite, #3)
  • The Odds (Richard Christie, #4)
  • Hideout (Richard Chrisite, #5)
  • Simple (Richard Christie, #6)
  • A Measure of Blood (Richard Christie, #7)

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