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Where Privacy Dies

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An executive's corpse is discovered in a Minneapolis wetland, and with it the photo of a girl. Is she unconscious or dead? Detective Erik Jansson takes on the investigation and is mismatched with a new partner, the imposing Detective Deb Metzger. They soon learn that the murdered man worked for a reputation management firm that serves wealthy clients. Other employees from ...more
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Published August 1st 2018 by Coffeetown Press
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Liz
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My own mother's book gets 5 stars from me!
Cindelu
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I won this book on Goodreads. I have read 3/4th of it but cannot struggle through it any longer. It reads as a jumbled mass of words. It moves too quickly and sarcastically to follow. I am not meshing with the two main characters at all. The storyline is rather slow but the writing is chaotic. I'm not going to finish it- life is too short.
Mary Angela
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Readers who want to learn more about Minneapolis and the surrounding area while solving a mystery will enjoy this book! The setting is detailed, and the police investigators are fun to spend time with. I look forward to the next book in this new series.
Sherrie
Feb 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
There must have been at least twenty characters introduced in the first thirty pages with no development. I live in Minneapolis and I have no idea what G-Met is. If its made up for the book, maybe a description would have been nice. I got to about page fifty and decided it was too frustrating to continually go back and read who the characters were. The pace was slow and the characters were not engaging. Lifes too short. ...more
Lori
Jan 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I actually did not finish this book. As happens often, too many characters are introduced in too few pages. Also, fleshing out a character does not have to be done with dialogue. And details, just to add details, adding nothing to the story. There is a cacophony of voices and a plethora of characters and after struggling through 100 pages (only 140 pages to go), I decided there are too many good books waiting to be read which negated my need to know who dunnit. ...more
Margaret Jenkins Colangelo
Feb 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
What a jumbled word salad. By the end I didn't care. A mess of poor writing and terrible editing.
Jenny Dunning
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two confessions: 1) I'm not much of a mystery reader and 2) as acknowledged in the book, I read an early draft of this novel. But hey, I can still recommend it, can't I?

So if you're still with me, what I love most about this book is Patton's witty narration and dialogue. Patton's plot keeps you unable to see around the corner until the very end. And as a non-native but longtime Minnesotan, Patton brings an insider-outsider perspective to the region's eccentricities that's lots of fun.
Yaritza
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This story had a great plot. I felt like the story was slow. I was hoping to have some action and thrill and it ran short of that. The author is great with details and humor.
Darla
Jun 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bad. Just bad. Poor writing that needs editing. Way too many characters and none that I connected with at all. The story was convoluted, the dialogue at times impossible to decipher. I finished it thinking it would get better. It didnt. ...more
Carl Brookins
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the striking cover to the final resolution of murky death and the corruption by power and money of numerous characters, this rich and at times difficult novel will attract, enthrall and sometimes irk readers. Central to the story is the gradual growth of understanding and appreciation of two detectives in a Twin Cities law enforcement force titled G-Met. Its an intriguing amalgam of special cops whose franchise covers multiple jurisdictions in the metropolitan region of East Central ...more
Pam Matthews
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Murder mysteries fall into two camps for me: those whose writing exists merely to outline a plot and those whose writing exists because beautiful writing is itself a kind of mystery. This one is in the latter camp. The plot is thick, the characters original, the dialogue adept. The author has a great, wry sense of humor, which youd know from the book even if youd never met her (which I have). The characters are thoughtfully but not exhaustively drawn, leaving you looking forward to the next ...more
Margaret Bozesky
Feb 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book should never have been published. It is agonizing to read. The book is poorly written with many grammatical errors. There are too many characters whose purpose to the story is never explained. The dialogue is stilted and often undecipherable; there is no character development. The premise of the novel has merit, but the story does not flow, there is no synergy between chapters and too much is left unexplained. Do not waste your time on this one.
Mark
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of book that makes you stay up way too late because you cant put down. Then in the morning you pick it up again even before breakfast. But even in the middle of the plot and the complex relationships the authors humorous side makes you laugh out loud in the middle of a murder investigation. Its a great book I highly recommend. ...more
Megan
Feb 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I made it 1/3 of the way through this book. Inconsistent spellings and typos, incomprehensible dialogue, and unformed characters made this too difficult to continue reading.
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