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The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets Paperback – November 6, 2012
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A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
Very clever and intriguing. Along the way we learn about mother-daughter dynamics, reptiles for pets, exotic animal smuggling, and the consequences of things left unsaid. In the end, it's all about the human condition and the power of love, real, imagined, or for another species.
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I really enjoyed this book. The pace is quick and the characters are constantly surprising. It's sexy, dark, thrilling, and lots of moments of dark comedy which is surprising due... Read morePublished 2 months ago by LuLu
I enjoyed the book and the writing style... All the characters were fully examined fully fleshed out... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zoe
I found this book poorly written. I did not finish it. I can't understand the high ratings.Published 12 months ago by Kathleen Gross
Interesting book - I really enjoyed reading it, it kept my attention - very action filled!Published 13 months ago by GaleLL
I enjoyed this book and felt that the characters were developed to a degree of complexity little by little. Read morePublished 13 months ago by gingerjana
I enjoyed the read. It was entertaining and a little different from the average mystery novel. Thoughtful ending.Published 13 months ago by Monterey Wave
This book was okay. I liked the idea, but it wasn't particularly believable to me.Published 13 months ago by Helen R. Poe
A strange story. I managed to read through it all so I guess the writer keeps you somewhat interested. I didn't enjoy the premise of this book at all. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joanne Kersey
as you read the story you are intrigued and wonder where it will go..then it goes many directions to many kinds of love and draws them all together. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Caroline Ostand