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Pretty Ballerina (Harding #2)

3.1  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
With the toughness of James Ellroy and the fine-tuned suspense of Raymond Chandler, Pretty Ballerina marks the return of ex-con/private eye Harding -- in a harrowing tale of love, betrayal, and terrifying memories.Twenty-two years ago, a boy ran away from home and disappeared. Two years later, his sister hid in a basement while the rest of her family was murdered upstairs. ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Simon & Schuster
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Tara
Sep 09, 2014 added it
3 1/2 stars. I haven't finished a book this quickly in a while.
It's your basic formula for a story surrounding a hardboiled detective with a soft heart,too much time, and way too much curiosity at his disposal. As always there's a super hot, sharp-witted girlfriend who is not only beautiful,but holds a black belt in numerous forms of martial arts. This was rather enjoyable. There were the must-have twists and turns and surprising revelations with a neatly wrapped ending.
The moral of the story?
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Jackie Simons
Read 11/98
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