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Enjoyable read until the end.,
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This review is from: Angel Fire (Lydia Strong Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I would have rated this a solid four stars until the last few pages.
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The ending was unbelievably contrived. Obviously the author felt she had to end the book with a climactic physical showdown between the heroine and the bad guy. First we're expected to believe that the innocent, blind priest walks out of the house and down to the church. And the policemen guarding the house never saw him leave?
Then the heroine gets a phone call telling her the priest is missing. So she immediately races to the church too. She can't even wait two minutes for her partner to get dressed? What about the policemen watching *her* house. Nah, she just heads off to handle it herself.
She's now at the church which the bad guy has already set on fire. Inside, the blind priest is unconscious and the bad guy is about to crucify him (literally).
(Of course, this begs the question as to why the bad guy would set fire to the building *before* crucifying the priest. I guess it's so he can hide in the smoke. Whatever.)
The heroine shoots the bad guy in the arm. He spins away into the smoke. Then she DROPS THE GUN to pull the priest away from the fire!!
Hello?? Never deliberately drop your gun when a crazed, pissed-off psycho is in the same room.
(Just for the heck of it, I just tried to pull my 190 lb son across the my living room floor (wood). I had no problems doing it with one hand. So I assume the heroine - which is half my age and in much better shape - should be able to do it too.)
Anyway, I won't go into more detail but the rest of the climactic scene is equally unbelievable. It just totally jumped the shark.