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I will flagrantly steal my friend's reviews and say the lead character, Kate O'Hare, is more competent Stephanie Plum. Unlike Stephanie, she doesn't take her grandmother along, she takes her father. She doesn't have cars blown up, just boats. The plo ...more
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An enjoyable book with a great idea for the plot, but I agree with a lot of reviewers that it's just way too long. The story could have been told in half the pages. I also found the ending rather frustrating. While nominally a happy ending, several i ...more
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After 60 pages I knew only vaguely what was going on and I didn't care in the slightest about the three women nor their kindergarteners. When you dread picking a book up to continue reading it's time to stop. So I am.
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This book describes events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. An event which I knew had happened, but really knew little about the era or the bigger significance of it. It is good, but I did not like it as much as "The Devil in the Whi ...more
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