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Drifter: Book Four (The 1929 Series 4) [Kindle Edition]

M.L. Gardner
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Book Description

In this fourth book of The 1929 Series, we are led into the world of Richard Sloan, a Massachusetts missing person's detective who seems to be losing his touch. After six months he hasn't found anyone alive and becomes desperate to redeem his reputation.
Aryl Sullivan, who suffered amnesia in a boating accident, finds himself caught up in a series of events that land him in London. While in the hands of Gina, a secretive and controlling woman, and her boss, Mickey, Aryl is forever changed as he does what he has to in order to survive.
Following leads on a serial cop killer terrorizing Boston, Detective Sloan unwittingly stumbles on information that leads him to Aryl Sullivan, a man everyone in Rockport thinks is dead.



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  • File Size: 1179 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FITGVIS
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Drifter March 13, 2014
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This book jumped back and forth--so hard to keep up with who is telling the story at a particular time. This series is very confusing. It leaves lots of loose ends from one book to the next. The books don't seem to have any type of order. This book did not answer questions left hanging from the previous book.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Got this free from Bookbub. An abysmal collection of anachronisms, and it's not well written, either. Picture a mashup of:

1) a hardboiled 1950s-style detective novel knockoff including the trite, well-worn dialogue and
2) a novel set around 1995 - 2000

and you know what you need to know about this book.

I love period stories -- but this isn't one, unless you're a reader who doesn't care at all about even superficial historical accuracy.
Heck, forget accuracy. This is fiction, and I'd be happy to just see basic plausibility.

But unless you squeaked through high school social studies and snoozed through your required college history classes, the jarring and ludicrously out-of-time references in this book will kill any interest in the plot.

The temporal tone-deafness is incredibly distracting if you know anything about daily life in this period at all. Like, if you've ever heard your parents or (great-) grandparents talk about it, you'll instantly spot inaccuracies and implausibilities.

There are so many anachronisms in this book that I honestly believed at first that it was a time travel book and I expected to learn at any moment that the lead character had actually traveled from our current time to the 1920s.

But no, this is seriously supposed to be set in 1929.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad Aryl is alive, but... January 31, 2014
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I loved 1929, and was thrilled when I realized 1930 was finally out! I noted that the author was going to be releasing several books in the series over a short span of months, After reading 1930, I purchased Elizabeth's Heart and Drifter, and read them in that order. 1930 was good, but not nearly what I remembered 1929 to be. Then the other two books were a let-down. The story lines in both Elizabeth's Heart and Drifter lacked that spark that draws me in and bonds me to the characters. Both books felt like a pushed recounting and not a character-rich storytelling.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing November 1, 2013
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I was very disappointed with this book after looking forward to it with much anticipation. It was hard to follow. There are two separate stories here - Aryl is telling his story of survival to the detective who is bringing him home, while at the same time, the detective is telling Aryl his own hard luck story that really has nothing to do with the 1929 series. I enjoyed the first two books of the series, but this one was almost a waste of time ... mine as well as the author's. I give it a 3-star rating only because it does give some resolution to Aryl's disappearance, otherwise I would have given it a '2'. Drifter - Book Four (The 1929 Series)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth the read December 4, 2014
By Don C
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It took me half the book just to figure out what was going on. The last half was just more of the same. Wasn't worth the time spent reading it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nope, not for me July 3, 2014
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Confusing. In fact, mind-boggling. Began with detective and Aryl on a ship from England or France to Boston. Then the detective is in Rockport asking about the allegedly Aryl. Back to the boat then back to Rockport. I gave up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Let This One Drift Away July 26, 2014
By Grouch
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I was really disappointed in this book because it needed major editorial help; lots of help. There are words with blanks imbedded and white spaces in the text flow that seem to be there to replace a properly written transition between the two story lines. The result makes the book too hard to read.

There are two story lines that the author has tries to present during a slow bat ride from France to the USA. The two main characters each have an interesting story to tell; however, the author does not help them tell the story; see the comments above.

I am sorry to say that I cannot recommend this book even when it is free. I would like to see the revision after it has undergone a major.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it. November 14, 2013
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I find it very hard to follow and can't quite figure out what is going on and how it relates to the other books in the series. I quit reading it after the first 8 chapters and will not continue too buy the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Slooooooooow!!
Could not finish this book. It was very slow and tedious. Finally gave up.
Published 2 days ago by mnrobbi
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't finish this one
Couldn't get into it. Just didn't care for the characters.
Published 3 days ago by realreader
4.0 out of 5 stars Good job of continuing the story from book one
Good job of continuing the story from book one, 1929, Jonathan's Cross. Gives the reader a look into what Aryl was involved in after the explosions of the fishing boats.
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars wow great book
What a story well written and it had me begging for more. Recommend to all mystery buffs. Keep me hanging and asking for more.
Published 6 days ago by mike macchiorola
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 6 days ago by Donald R Olguin
5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
I am really glad for the chance to read this book. The well written story is a real treat. Thank you, M.L. Gardner!
Published 7 days ago by Jim Freeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great story line and well written. I enjoyed the book.
Published 7 days ago by dan8685
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
I enjoyed this book. It did jump around a little bit more than I liked but is still very good. It let's you know what happened to Aryl all those months he was missing. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Ramona
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I found this book very interesting and difficult to put down. I will purchase more of M.L. Gardner's works.
Published 11 days ago by John L. Popp
3.0 out of 5 stars The author did so many flash backs in the two ...
The author did so many flash backs in the two discussing the past, it became hard to be sure you had not lost your place and rereading a chapter.
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More About the Author

M. L. Gardner is the bestselling author of the 1929 series. Gardner is frugal to a fault, preserving the old ways of living by canning, cooking from scratch, and woodworking. Nostalgic stories from her grandmother's life during the Great Depression inspired Gardner to write the 1929 series--as well as her own research into the Roarin' Twenties. She has authored eight books, two novellas, and one book of short stories. Gardner is married with three kids and three cats. She resides in northern Utah. www.mlgardnerbooks.com

Reading The 1929 Series in order:

1929: Book One

Elizabeth's Heart: Book Two

1930: Book Three

Drifter: Book Four

Purgatory Cove: Book Five

1931: Book Six

Other works:

Purling Road: A 1929 Serial

Short Stories from 1929

A Homespun Christmas

Simply, Mine

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