The Case of Dr Dude
When a young woman disappears after a job interview at a well-known dentist’s office in Richmond, Virginia, retired homicide detective Michaela McPherson and Angel her retired police dog are pulled into a crime that goes far beyond a missing person case. With the help of her close friend, the aging Countess Dorothy Borghase, and...more
The title claims it's a mystery, but the only thing it has a chance of being is a thriller. Mostly I regret wasting time to finish it, but hate giving bad reviews without going through it all. The writing is sloppy. The POV is excessively unstable. An editor is badly needed--dialogue especially is a mess. And there is no mystery, because all the bad guy scenes give everything away. Finally, why did the girl never intentionally activate her bracelet to summon help? Stupid.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story.. Lots of action and great personalities, especially Angel. I'm trying not to spill any spoilers, but you'll kick yourself if you miss this one and probably the whole series! Enjoy this exciting book and see you 'round for the sequel! ...more
Intruguing read to say the least 😊.
Book given free by author via voraciousreadersonly.
The story line and premise was interesting and I found myself caring about the characters. I did have some difficulty with some of the inconsistencies and repetitive information. I was a little confused when the author referred to Dr. Dude’s son as both Nicholas Jr and Mike Jr. I’m assuming it was an editing error.
There were too many contrite catch phrases such as ‘petal to the metal’. As a reader I would have preferred more interesting phra ...more
Reading this reminded me of the Agatha Christie books and her elderly lady detective Miss Marple, only in this book, Mic the heroine has an 82 year old sidekick of royal decent. The characterisation was excellent and I enjoyed many of the descriptive passages, especially the character who goes mad (I won’t say for fear of a spoiler). I would not really class this as a medical thriller in the genre of Robin Cook, more a detective story. Rather predictable conclusion but all th ...more
Dr. Nicholas Smirkowitz’s office has a high turn over amongst the office staff which strangely enough is all female. Even stranger is that after leaving his employ some women aren’t ever seen again!
When the granddaughter of one of Dottie Borghase’s old friends goes missing after an interview with the good doctor Michaela McPherson is asked to investigate! Will she find the missing girl and discover what is going on at the dentist’s office?
Russian mob, human trafficking, psycho killers, faithful dog, it's all included. Couple tense moment. I must also mention an unlikely hero. I can't reveal who it is, so you can be as surprised as I was. Oh yeah, don't forget Dottie, she's an octogenarian crime fight. Quite a bunch of heroes fighting a nasty bunch of bad guys.
Dorothy “Dottie” Borghese (82, Michaela’s BFF, Italian Countess, former Olympic swimmer), was discussing her friends missing granddaughter with Michaela “Mic” McPherson (44, retired Detective Richmond PD homicide).
Margaret Massie (Beau’s wife. Dottie’s BFF) explained to Dottie that Allison went to Dr. Nicholas “Dr. Dude” Smirkowitz (50+, husband/father, dentist) office to apply for a job & vanished into thin air. ...more
The first page itself hooks you up , when a young woman of aristocratic background suddenly disappears from the office of a flamboyant dentist to the celebrities.
Even though we get to know that the dentist is involved , Judith keeps the plot interesting.
The pace slackens a bit midway due to too many unnecessary details and yet it never is slow enough to let you put the book away.
I loo ...more
The title put me off at first and I thought the book was going to be some comic knock off, but it took only about five pages and I was hooked! What an riveting read. The plot pulled me in and of course the characters are top notch. I should have never dismissed the book knowing Judith Lucci was the author. I will never judge any of her books by its title again! Thank you for the great book. I am reviewing this book voluntarily .
This book is fast paced with fascinating characters, great descriptions and a solid, smooth flowing plot. I didn't think I would like it as the main theme didn't appeal to me, however once I'd read the first couple of chapters I couldn't put it down. That is definitely the sign of a good book!
Gave up on this book in chapter two. Run-on sentences, contradictory descriptions of character emotions, dialogue from the 1940s. It’s just a mess. I liked the premise, but can’t get past the atrocious writing. This is a bestseller? Did they actually read it?
This is a great read! Was suspenseful, filled with human emotions and unanticipated twists! A real world problem addressed in a fictional setting bringing to light the plight of human trafficking. Definitely awaiting to read the next book!
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