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It didn't do it for me, but still not bad!
on June 5, 2002
The Truth Seeker, book 3 of the O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson, was a pretty good read. But, I'm only giving this one three stars. This book, like it's predecessors, is something of a whodunit with elements of romance added. I don't read much fiction, but I enjoyed the first two books of the O'Malley series (The Negotiator & The Guardian) enough to buy this one too.
The mystery aspect of this book unraveled early for me. In fact, I was certain I knew whodunit as soon as the character was introduced. Even with the answer to the mystery realized early, the book still held my interest. There was an even greater mystery than the whodunit.
The theological issue of this book is about the believability of the resurrection. I wanted to see how Henderson handled the topic. She handled it okay, but I was a little disappointed. I was hoping for more depth.
The character development in this book was interesting. Quinn Diamond, a U.S. Marshal & Montana rancher, is an interesting, even if self-contradictory at times, fellow. His ranch is measured in miles, not acres. That means he's stinking rich. And, he spends money so carelessly, I wonder if he is a fool. In fact, if one more O'Malley girl falls in love with a man who has more money than he can count, I will be convinced they are all gold-diggers.
I did not find Henderson to have a pet word in this O'Malley tale (see my reviews of the first two). However, I reached a point that I got tired of being told that one character after another ran his or her hands through his or her hair.
In the end, I was somewhat disappointed in the book. I will buy the fourth book and read it. Mainly because I really like the O'Malley family. Henderson is a good writer; I was just disappointed with the third book. However, I do hope you enjoy it. It seems all the other reviewers did.