- Hardcover: 517 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Lrg edition (July 1 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 141041583X
- ISBN-13: 978-1410415837
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.2 x 2.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 998 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Killer Summer Hardcover – Large Print, Jul 1 2009
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About the Author
Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend, the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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OK, so now it says "4 more words" are required to submit this review - thank you, Amazon, for encouraging me NOT to post a review at all!!! 🙄
I like Sheriff Walt Flemming and his can do attitude. I thought towards the end of the Lou Bold series it was getting a bit stale and stilted after so many books so it's nice to see new life. Unfortunately, there are there were some things that just didn't work but that's just the way things go sometimes. I like Walt's personality and demeanor and the fact that he has custody of his children but I'm not sure what man would be able to work side by side with the man sleeping with his ex-wife. All in all, it's a good, not great read.
Ridley's latest installment in the mystery series featuring Sun Valley Sheriff Walt Fleming starts off rather slow, and I had to gently force myself to keep reading. Unfortunately none of the character's (including Walt) are very likeable. However, I stayed with the story and I'm glad I did. The lush settings more than balanced out the weak characters in the story.
Readers are treated to a rare glimpse inside the playgrounds of the very wealthy as well as the magnificent Sun Valley outdoor surroundings. Throw in a mixture of wine theft, fraud and the movie business and you have a perfect summer read.
Killer Summer was not one of my favorite Ridley Pearson books (I do miss Lou Boldt) however Mr. Pearson remains one of my favorite writers and the change in location from Boldt's Seattle to Idaho was as refreshing as that glass of cold iced tea in the middle of July.
If you are looking for some heart-stopping action that will keep you glued to your seat from start to finish, I strongly recommend Ridley Pearson's "The Pied Piper." If you aren't a fan of his already, that book will convince you of Mr. Pearson's extraordinary writing abilities. That said, I would not overlook KILLER SUMMER if you are looking for something to read on vacation!
While fishing with Kevin he spies a rig towing a car driving over a small bridge down to a road where a towed car would not be serviced. His suspicious nature and experience has him phone in the information to his office and gets him to follow the rig. Here begins the story and the intrigue.
First the rig pulling a car with a dead man in it, then a wine auction where a wine that the dead man was carrying becomes the central part of the auction onto many twists and turns.
Kevin also becomes a player in the story adding to the worries and concerns Walt has and ultimately ignites the action literally and physically.
I very much enjoyed this book and read it very quickly. it kept me interested and invited my imagination to play a bit with the story line.
A little romance, a little intrigue, lots of action are a good recipe for a "Killer Summer".
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