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Blind Alley by Iris Johansen
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bookshelves: teenage
Recommended for: teen and beginners
Read from May 07 to 08, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

A 17 year old who is worse risk taker than a pro-gambler, and is yet mature than both her around-30 yr old foster parents. A mature teenager is fine, but a super-teen?? This is more in the Hardy boys/Nancy Drew lines. And why even call it a "forensic" mystery? All the forensics that was seen in the entire story is just two facial reconstructions, which could have been just anything else, maybe photos dropped at the crime scene would have served as well, the forensic part was kind of forced into the story.
Reincarnation is ok, but what does the author mean to convey by whatever her "Villain" was thinking? He's clever enough for the entire European police forces, and falls for a 17 yr kid? Would anybody believe it?
Finally, I really wish to know what these breathe, drink and eat? They come up on top from the most impossibles childhood, resurrect themselves from the most damaging situations, and find time to excel in everything - EVERYTHING - sports, education, history, grades, work, love, adventure and what not. And that is the most important reason why one should never write about who are more intelligent than oneself, unless its a biography, because then unable to think at their levels of intelligence, we just end up making them unreal - exactly as the characters in this book are, except for Joe Quinn and Bartlett.
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