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A Maiden's Grave by Jeffery Deaver
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May 23, 2010

it was ok
Read from May 23 to 31, 2010

I pretty much thought this book sucked and the only reason I'm giving it two stars is because of the twist at the end. From the poor dialogue to the unlikely "connection" between the two main characters, the book exemplified to me the disturbing fantasies of a middle-aged man trying desperately to cling to his youth and vainly attempting to show aged "machismo" through his would-be larger-than-life characters. I've never read any of Deaver's other books, but I can't say that i'll actually look for them either.

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Hubjeanne I hope you have given Deaver another try. He really is the best!!! although this one was not one of my favorites.

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Forrest I have only just started reading this book; I'm in the early chapter where the law enforcement officials and hostage team members are congregating for the first time by the tent constructed amid the wheat fields. I definitely agree with your critique of the dialog, as I found it very confusing as to which official was speaking, in just trying to get my bearings on who the characters and their roles are. Deaver is highly acclaimed and I will either get through this or his other novels, but I am disappointed at how "choppy" and tough it is to read the dialog. I don't have this problem when I read dialog from John Sandford, or Stephen King, or many others.

Anyway I was curious if anyone had a similar complaint, and you seemed to!

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