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JanG | 165 comments Hi all,
I had 8 books for the month of March. Here goes:

1. Love Mercy by Earlene Fowler. I enjoyed this fun read. And like Melodie said, we get Benni, Gabe and others.

2. Breakneck by Erica Spindler. This was a fast read featuring Riggio and Lungren as they investigate the "breakneck" killer targeting youn clean cut adults. Has cyber stuff.

3. Mrs. Pollifax on Safari by Dorothy Gilman. Picked this up at my mom's house one weekend. Since I've been on safari, it was fun to read this one.

4. Life Sentences by Laura Lippmann. Like Barry, I'm rating this an Ivy "ehh". Sorry Laura but it just didn't do it for me.

5. Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross. NTMA except when he writes with J. Patterson. Quick read, likeable m/c Ty.

6. Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron, NTMA, Debut. Liked this but had it sort of figured out. I see that the author will be at Bouchercon in Indy.

7. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by CJ Box. NTMA. I like the writing style and enjoyed the book.

8. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. N/F Fast look into her odd life.


message 2: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandin954) | 1232 comments Jan wrote: "Hi all,
I had 8 books for the month of March. Here goes:

4. Life Sentences by Laura Lippmann. Like Barry, I'm rating this an Ivy "ehh". Sorry Laura but it just didn't do it for me.
"


I've had this out from the library but will probably have to return it unread. Sorry to see that you did not enjoy it that much since I know you have really liked some of her other work.




Sally/Aymster54 | 49 comments I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed with Life Sentences. I was so disappointed because I'm enjoyed all of LL's other books and think she is such a talented writer. But this left me cold.

Sally


message 4: by OMalleycat (new)

OMalleycat | 1448 comments Sally wrote: "I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed with Life Sentences. I was so disappointed because I'm enjoyed all of LL's other books and think she is such a talented writer. But this left me cold.

Darn. I ordered this one hardcover because I like Lippmann's standalones so much. I'm sorry to hear y'all didn't enjoy it much. I guess I'll backburner it for a while.




message 5: by Lori (new)

Lori Van Buskirk | 73 comments NTMA

I"m trying to figure this one out? Can anyone tell me what it means please? Thanks!

Lori


message 6: by OMalleycat (new)

OMalleycat | 1448 comments Lori wrote: " NTMA

I"m trying to figure this one out? Can anyone tell me what it means please? Thanks!


Lori, it's New To Me Author.

Someday when I have time, I'll have to look into publishing the Mystery/Thriller glossary here on our Goodreads site.




message 7: by Ann (new)

Ann (annrumsey) | 14990 comments Jan: I have enjoyed the brief peeks into Carrie Fisher's quirkly (somewhat unhappy) life through her books, light reading for sure. Thanks for warning us about Life Sentences. I had read the first chapter online and hadn't decided whether to get it yet . Jan G. wrote 8.Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. N/F Fast look into her odd life. .."




message 8: by JanG (new)

JanG | 165 comments Sandi wrote: "Jan wrote: "Hi all,
I had 8 books for the month of March. Here goes:

4. Life Sentences by Laura Lippmann. Like Barry, I'm rating this an Ivy "ehh". Sorry Laura but it just didn't do it for me.
"..."



Yes it was a major disappointment. I really loved To the Power of Three.



message 9: by OMalleycat (new)

OMalleycat | 1448 comments Jan G. wrote re: Life Sentences: Yes it was a major disappointment. I really loved To the Power of Three

Waaaaaahhhhh! I'm so sorry to hear that so many didn't like this book as well as Lippman's other standalones.

Jan O'Cat


message 10: by Lori (new)

Lori Van Buskirk | 73 comments JanOMalleycat wrote: "Lori wrote: " NTMA

I"m trying to figure this one out? Can anyone tell me what it means please? Thanks!

Lori, it's New To Me Author.

Someday when I have time, I'll have to look into publishing..."


Thank you so much! I was going nuts trying to figure that one out.


message 11: by Lori (new)

Lori Van Buskirk | 73 comments Jan wrote: "Hi all,
I had 8 books for the month of March. Here goes:


6. Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron, NTMA, Debut. Liked this but had it sort of figured out. I see that the author will be at Bouchercon in Indy.

7. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by CJ Box. NTMA

I read both of these books to and they were NTMAs also. I liked Three Weeks. Never Tell A Lie was ok but just a little too easy to figure out.



message 12: by Barry (new)

Barry (barrypz) | 3115 comments I am particularly fond of CJ Box's series books.
Barry


message 13: by JanG (new)

JanG | 165 comments Barry wrote: "I am particularly fond of CJ Box's series books.
Barry"


I'm thinking about looking into this series.




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