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Lot's Return to Sodom: A Liv Bergen Mystery Paperback – June 1, 2011
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Enjoy this crazy 'Carerras meets Chrome', 'Luciano vs. Leather' Liv Bergen mystery thriller, number two in the series," Sandra Brannan, author of LOT'S RETURN TO SODOM, 2011 Top 50 Amazon E-books for Women's Mysteries.
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Top Customer Reviews
While Brannan leads us down the path of thinking the 1st "death/murder" will be the missing younger sister this isn't the case as the plot continues to develop.
In the 2nd of the series, Brannan is too graphic for my tastes and I didn't care for the motorcycle theme especially since they weren't the "culprits" so to speak.
Yes, Liv and Streeter eventually meet even though it should have been much sooner and yes, there is the romance already working for them in the next installment, but it's not enough for me to invest the time it takes to get through Brannan's work. Her books are a bit long and over-done while don't leave the satisfaction intended.
The story line was all over the place and in dire need of editing for cohesiveness. The story did not flow well. There was a particular sexual assault that I think was only thrown in for shock value, but the repeated reference to the act was just unnecessary and tedious.
The characters also have some problems. Although I think the character of Murley was supposed to be a creepy, slimy character, he came off as a sympathetic and almost likeable. The character of Liv witnessed a crime, photographed it and did not tell police even though someone ended up dead! It was just unbelievable.
The Biblical references in both books have nothing to do with the story and these are certainly not books where the characters struggle with issues of faith. I am not sure why they are included. The ending was disappointing and unrealistic. I won't put a spoiler here, but let me just say that the FBI simply would not have given Liv a gift that took years of expensive development.
The best part of the book was the Dedication when she told her mother that she didn't have to read the story.
after several chapters.
The writing is awkward, especially the male characters' speech (the author doesn't capture well at all how men think and talk).
There are too many abrupt jumps between chapters in time, place, and setting, leaving me confused.
Actually most of the action of the males are somewhat weird and artificial.
It's easy to find considerably better writing for free or cheap on the Kindle. I shall not waste further time with this.
It was clear that the author did not do her homework about motorcycle gangs. For example while she knows about colors she continued to refer to black leather jackets while most biker gangs wear denim jackets or vests.
I also found the incident where Liv photographed the death of a young woman and didn't report it until days later to be unbelievable. And then she refused to give her name but sent the information using her work email? I didn't get it.
When the wife of one character states that the man who has been molesting and raping girls as young as 13 was impotent I was just flabberghasted. Surely the author knows the difference between being sterile or non-fertile (unable to bear or father children) and being impotent (unable to perform the sex act).
Finally, I found the introduction of a dog into the final pages to be bewildering at best. The dog was suppose to be specially trained by the FBI for tracking, trailing etc. and an agent just gave the dog away? It was never explained how the agent obtained ownership of the dog and supposedly the dog belonged to Liv's best friend but Liv had never seen the dog? Very strange.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As the second book in the Liv Bergen series it lived up to in the Belly of Jonah! Second reading all of her books!Published 7 months ago by Denise Lauridsen
Very vivid because I live just a few miles from the location of all the evnets.Published 14 months ago by Myron Weber
Great book. I haven't read a book for a long time but I got right back into reading. I couldn't stop reading.Published 14 months ago by ruth lengkeek
Luv finds herself among the keepers of the peace in an unlikely town overtaken by motorcycles for a rally. Funny yet interestingPublished 15 months ago by Irish3
It was definitively a good read and would recommend it to anyone who likes mystery books. It was well written and had me hooked the entire time.Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
This was an easy read. I couldn't put this book down. Sandra Brannan did a great job! this was a suspenseful book.I can't wait to read her next book.Published 19 months ago by Ann