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The narrative style of the author is such that this book was told in a straightforward, yet detailed manner, which kept the tension at a steady level. The manner in which the tale unfolded before me was measured and consistent, and this readily raised suspicions in my mind about the motives of certain characters which later had to be discounted
The final twist in the conclusion was definitely one which I didn't see coming, and elevated the entire story, making me revisit some of the character interactions.
Overall, a satisfying read.
---A British Bookworm
From the Author
The mystery of what happened to Shara McGregor, who comes alive for us only through remembrances of those who knew and loved her, is a puzzle. But it is not a crossword to work out, nor is it a jigsaw puzzle to piece together. It is instead a hand puzzle, the sort that baffles you until it suddenly comes together of its own accord.
(Series Notes: Retired politician Willis Sparkes and prosecutor Nace Yarbro are introduced. Mirabelle is a precocious seven and, to her parents' dismay, becomes interested in the murder investigation. Disabled former deputy Paul Haggett (Road Shrines, RC #8) comes back to do pro bono computer work for the department. Shane is deployed to the Middle East again, and Raven is pregnant.)
I hope you will enjoy the investigation. But remember: its purpose is to prosecute and punish the guilty.
- ASIN : B00UM9IJMK
- Publisher : Acorn Moon Press (March 11, 2015)
- Publication date : March 11, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2192 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 289 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1795519584
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,011,524 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Nothing predictable, nothing I could guess at, but that's the way I like it. Well-written, really good pacing, loved the attention to detail and the way hypotheses were created and destroyed.
Talented author, thoughtful story, and characters I could emote with as they progressed in the story.
I enjoyed and found myself more drawn into it as I read along. I had to read it for a a while before I found myself getting really interested. At first, Detective Carter spends the first several chapters interviewing the victims friends and associates as he pieces together the puzzle of her disappearance. It took me a fair amount of patience to wait for something interesting to happen. However, eventually, I felt myself being drawn in.
I am usually a person who prefers relatively gentle reads. Compared to other books, this mystery is pretty tame. There was no explicit sex or violence. However, there were some moments especially toward the end that were disturbing for me. The disturbing parts made it hard for me to finish the book. However, please keep in mind that not everyone is like me. Many people will not be bothered at all by things that I find disturbing.
From page one I was drawn in. The mystery surrounding Shara is a crazy one. The suspects are endless and the story was hard to solve. Most stories are easy to pick out who did what, but this book was shrouded in mystery and kept me guessing. It was written very well and told a very intriguing tale.
The only thing I was at a loss for in this book was some of the back story. I understand that this book is #10 in a series and so I expected it, but it left me guessing as to what happened to Jill and with Robert. Maybe in the future I can find the time to read the earlier books and get the answers that now are bugging me about these characters.
The ending to this book did leave one big question....is Shara alive? Its just one of those things to be left up to the reader to decide I guess...Stormi
Sheriff's Deputy Richard Carter starts looking into Shara's backgrounds. What he finds is that she was a happy person until 2 months prior, when she became very close-mouthed about what was going on in her life.
Carter finds a couple of ex-boyfriends, a few guys who were infatuated with her, a boss that can't keep his hands to himself. The girl's mother is no help, and a family friend, Senator Willis Sparkes seems to be trying to worm his way into the investigation. This makes Carter think there might be something else at play here.
Deputy Carter is like a dog with a bone. He's tenacious, and he will not give up until he discovers what happened to the girl. Suffering PTSD from his military days and ADHD, he doesn't sleep much. He goes over and over and over all the little bit of evidence they have.
It's only when he manages to stop a man from kidnapping his daughter does he realize how much danger he's in from all the lies and secrets.
There are some twists and turns I didn't see coming. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, the author pulled a fast one and I was hurled into another direction altogether.
This is the 10th book in the Richard Carter series. THE DAUGHTER works fine as a stand-alone. There are a few references to things that happened in previous books, but not enough to keep me from enjoying this one.
The book is very well written. The main characters come across as totally believable. I would definitely like to start at the beginning of the series to see how they have grown into what/who they are now.
Many thanks to the author and to Wordslinger Publicity who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.