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Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mystery Series #1) Hardcover – Large Print, February 16, 2005
Pierced by the Sun
A gripping tale of murder and redemption by the author of Like Water for Chocolate. Learn More
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Angel is sure she fired once, but there are three wounds, one fatal. Suddenly, she is under investigation, which is SOP, but being accused of racism is not. Angel finds herself the target of vengeance and possibly of the real killer. Her world becomes one full of questions; not only the whys of the case, but of faith and forgiveness. She must confront her past in order to have peace with her future, if the killer will let her have one, that is.
*** Deadly Aim confronts readers with hard hitting issues that war inside most people's souls. Christians are forgiven, but even for us, it's hard to forgive when it involves someone you love, or yourself. She also addresses how the dead haunt the living, though not as ghosts. The story's message is not preachy, but it is there, and not watered down either. ***
Terrific in that Deadly Aim is one of the best mysteries I've read in a long time. The characters have so much depth and the story seemed so realistic. I loved it and couldn't put it down.
I was excited when I started to read Deadly Aim. I was anxious to learn who was framing Angel Delaney and what lay at the root of her personal demons.
Sadly, this book went off track fairly quickly. I feel that had the author stuck with the mystery aspect and the familial issues, this work would have been much more cohesive.
As it was though, repeated and unnecessary references to cooking, extolling the virtues of health food, interior decorating, exactly what the characters were wearing, immature romantic musings, and religious ponderings drug down the core of the book, which in itself was really quite good.
In trying to include all of these things, vital points in the timeline of events got jumbled. I had to go reread a section where the author alluded to an event that had happened at least two days prior as having just happened the night before. I was sure I had lost the plot, but no, the event was incorrectly referenced. There were also other instances where things that the characters said or did were changed without explanation.
I also found the accounts of the forensic and ballistics measures taken by the authorities to be poorly portrayed. The autopsy results on two of the murders came back very quickly, but the results on the murder that affected Angel the most took much longer. When crucial evidence comes up missing, it is not made clear if that evidence included bullets that had been retrieved from the crime scene or if perhaps they were still present inside of the victim. Making this clear earlier on in the story would have gone a long way towards making the story more concise.
I do appreciate that the romance aspect did not become smarmy.Read more ›
First, it's a police story, and a good one too.
Then it's a love story, a chick story, and for me, eh.
But, I stuck with it, well written, all the usual suspects, and she finds love in the end, or does she?
The price was right. I need more action, less "Our eyes met, I had to look away for fear I'd throw myself into his powerful arms........."
With the media portraying her in the most unflattering light, Angel starts looking for answers. Investigating the incident is Police Detective Callen Riley. With important evidence from the shooting scene gone missing and facts not adding up, Callen believes there might be more to what happened than meets the eye. Together Angel and Callen team up to solve this mystery.
Deadly Aim by Patricia Rushford was a great start to a promising series. Angel's role as a female officer made the book especially enjoyable for me. The twists and turns throughout the book kept it interesting and suspenseful. This book is definitely a recommended mystery novel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the complex plot twists that kept me guessing. Satisfying setting and characters. Interesting exploration of insights and relationships. I'll look for the next book.Published 11 days ago by Lynne D. Forrest
Good book like adding a bit of God into the story line Everyone needs God and not too sexy !Published 21 days ago by conswello
This is a good, quick paced read with realistic characters. The story line was somewhat predictable, but the "bad guy" was not revealed til the end.Published 28 days ago by Leanna L Barber
I think the book was enjoyable. I do, however, find a few problems with the main characters development. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jen B
The intricacies surrounding each of the characters displayed with great penmanship in this novel made it an interesting read .Published 1 month ago by Salt
This is the first book I have read by this Author. I really enjoyed the story and recommend it to all. It really kept my interest and I had a hard time putting it down.Published 1 month ago by haroldtsexton