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Taking Chances

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  229 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When journalist Rachel Carmedi is kidnapped and murdered by a Colombian drug cartel, her lover and partner Tom Chambers, racked by guilt, vows to avenge her death.

Ellen Shelby and Michael McCann want to turn Rachel's story into their first Hollywood movie. Chambers agrees to track down the killers. But his need for vengeance soon overrides their desires.

In London, high-fly
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 19th 2005 by Arrow (first published 1999)
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Dec 06, 2008 rated it did not like it
For some reason I just couldn't get into this book. I couldn't connect with the characters and didn't get past the first few chapters. Very surprising as I have loved all of Susan's other novels
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
A book of two halves. The first half was dreadful. It was based around shallow, nasty, bed hopping over achievers. While the premise is around drug cartels, and child slavery, the first half all you read about is squabbling movie producers, and their personal problems.
The second half redeems it slightly, it was OK. The people become a bit more likeable, and there are actually some things of interest. While other reviewers have told you that it opens a side of child slavery, previously unknown,
Amanda Fair
Jan 22, 2013 rated it liked it
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After all the reviews I was start reading with some subjectivity. Must say that the story line was not as boring or detached as expected. Enjoyable read, few twists, happy ending- ingredients for holiday reading.
Neelam Babul
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An amazing thriller.....Shows you the side of human trafficking and plight of street children we never get to see
Emma Long
Another fantastic Susan Lewis book.
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
It was ok. Didn't grip me at the start but 300 pages in I started to enjoy it! A good storyline and not too predictable
Aug 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Couldn't get into it at all.
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Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
It take a good 100 pages to really get into it but then i couldnt put it down
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was born in 1956, in Bristol. My father was a Welsh miner, a poet, an engineer and a thinker. My mother was one of 13 children who, at 20, persuaded my father to spend his bonus on an engagement ring instead of a motorbike. We were a normal, happy, nuclear family, living in a spanking new council house on the outskirts of town – my mother’s pride and joy. But we were going to do better, my mother ...more
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