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Winter's Child by Margaret Maron
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Nov 08, 2008

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bookshelves: 2011-reads, deborah-knott-series, mystery-thrillers, series

-#12 of the Deborah Knot Series-First, the good parts: I really enjoy this series. I like the characters and after the 12th book, I’m very interested in the story line. I also like the way the author pulls in history, geography and culture of North Carolina. I always learn something when I read these books. And this book in particular was very fast paced and gripping. Now the negative….the mystery was lame. I don’t really read these books for the mystery but there is no surprise, red herring, whatever you want to call it. You can usually guess the “who did-it” from the start. The other thing that bothered me about this book was the political reference the author slid in here. Note to authors, actors, celebrities….as a fan of many authors, actors, musicians etc. I like you because of your talent. When you voice your political opinion within the forum of your trade, it totally turns me off. I admire you for your talent. I don’t really care about your political views and when you use your talent as a forum to state your political views, I don’t want to be a fan anymore. The part about Reagan and the Mental Institutions was unnecessary. I would have rated the book higher, if this was left out.
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message 1: by Debby (new)

Debby I wholeheartedly agree with you!! It really turns me off as well. I gave up on a new TV show recently because it seemed every episode was an "opportunity" for some political propaganda/message that clearly did not contribute to the plot of the show at all. In many ways I think our "star-crazed culture" has helped to create this open platform for their views, opinions and agendas. Oh well.....

Thanks for your honest review! I do want to check out the series though! ;)

Kellie Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way.


Kilian Metcalf I am no political activist, but the Reagan reference was history, not opinion.

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