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City of Angels by Sheralyn Pratt
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May 28, 2012

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This was a very quick and mostly really enjoyable and engaging read. If I could give it 3 1/2 stars I probably would. I felt a little confused by the infusion of the main character's religious conversion into the overall story. I mean I knew it was written by an LDS author but I didn't expect so much Mormonism infused into the story for some reason. I really enjoyed the two separate stories (the case Rhea was trying to crack AND her personal conversion) it just felt a little forced to include them together in this book. I'll be the first to admit that I've read very little fiction by LDS authors so I don't know if conversion stories in them are the norm. I *LIKED* Rhea's conversion story. I thought her unique perspective as someone who chases evidence for a living was cool and it led to some great dialogue between Rhea and the elders. I just guess I wasn't prepared to be reading scriptures and gospel doctrine mixed in with a mystery fiction. It mostly caught me off guard.

I was also so eye-twitchingly irritated and distracted by the numerous editing errors that I couldn't enjoy the book as much as I may have otherwise. Still, it kept me up ridiculously late last night as I kept saying "just one more chapter" and finally "there's only a few chapters left... I may as well just finish it."

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Lise Hear! Hear! on the editing issue! As far as LDS doctrine in a work of fiction - it varies, some include it and some don't. It shouldn't come as a surprise, though. Check out her other books - I think you'll like them. I'll be watching for your reviews.

Cathy What do you mean by editing errors? I read the book and didn't see any errors and I'm a secretary. Maybe I overlooked them, I don't know.

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