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Top Reviewer Ranking: 627
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (25 of 34)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 627 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 34
A Wanted Man (with bonus short story Deep Down): A&hellip by Lee Child
4.0 out of 5 stars Good suspense...., July 17 2014
Up to now, I had only read two of Child's books: Killing Floor (his first novel, excellent), Nothing to Loose (a little bit boring). I've also seen the movie with Tom Cruise (OK) which was based on Child's novel entitled First Shot (which I haven't read but would bet that it was a really good book). So, I was a little worried that this Jack Reacher book may not be as good as I expected. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed a Wanted Man very much. I was pleased to see that Reacher continues to be consistently mysterious and grumpy; a sarcastic hero with blunt common sense. The intrigue and escalating tension kept me entertained until the very end. And, I liked there were very… Read more
Whiskey Sour: A Jack Daniels Mystery by J. A. Konrath
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good debut novel..., July 17 2014
This is the first book that I read by this author. For some reasons, I expected a "light" detective story. I couldn't be more wrong... This thriller casts a really disturbing serial killer and the author likes to shock his readers with plenty of goring details on the tortures/murders. The tension escalates quickly as we follow the stalker -- it's a pretty creepy story. The detective in charge (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels) is an interesting character - an hybrid that would result if you were to mix a tough male detective with a tomboy woman. A detective who wears designer suits with heels at work and who hangs out in taverns at night, playing pool and capable of fighting… Read more
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Definitely Not Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Cute premise: a reality TV dating show set in the Regency era in England in the early 1800's. The novel started strong with our American heroine quickly getting into mischief in amusing situations and witty dialogues. But, then, by mid-book the pace of the novel kind of stalled and I mostly lost interest. The romantic aspects were not well developed with too much time spent on the inner (boring) thoughts of the heroine. I also think that the author missed the opportunity to exploit more fully the "cultural" shock that a modern American woman would experience as she's taken back in time 200+ years. She touches on it but it's so superficial. The ending is both cute and silly. I… Read more