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The Most Dangerous Thing,
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PLOT: Gordon Halloran has fallen off the wagon again. When he dies in a car accident, it begins to raise questions among his childhood friends about an incident that happened one long ago summer.
CONS: I selected this thinking it was a mystery. There's very little mystery here. The only questions I had while reading it were when would it end and why I was still reading it. The Most Dangerous Thing is a long winded dull version of "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Only worse. It doesn't take the reader long to figure out what the secret that the friends share is going to be, but it sure takes a long time for the novel to reveal it. By this time, it's anticlimactic.
With few exceptions, most of the characters were self absorbed and unlikeable.
There is so little action in this novel. It's like reading someone's diary. Filled with more introspective thoughts than action, the story goes almost nowhere. It's roughly half flash back. Even in the flashbacks, there's little action or conversation.
PROS: There are a few funny bits.
2 STARS: I really liked Hardly Knew Her by this author and kept expecting this story to get better. It didn't.