- File Size: 1105 KB
- Print Length: 283 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC (May 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072F86FH5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #813,295 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Death Was Too Easy Kindle Edition
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(a few minor spoilers)
This book, like a few of her others, has a huge reality disconnect that the reader needs to tackle right off. It’s the main issue preventing me from a five star rating.
A widowed Texas judge comes across a badly beaten young woman on her way home one night. Once she realizes that the batterd girl is suffering from near complete amnesia the judge acts with both supreme compassion and complete craziness and decides to unofficially (and totally illegally) adopt the girl ... or kidnap her, since the judge has no idea how old she is.
Then the rest of the story continues. The girl grows into an incredibly accomplished woman, romance stumbles onto the scene and everyone lives happily ever after. Except the bad guy. Wow, does he get it in the end!
But in my opinion that one whopper overshadows the entire book. How does the young woman get a driver’s license, apply to college, pass the bar and become a lawyer and eventually a judge herself without, oh, any verifiable childhood history, complete school transcripts or, say, a social security number?
When guests come to their house over the years does no one wonder about the lack of childhood and family portraits on the walls? ... for that matter, the young woman never asks either, not even why there’s not a single picture of her with her father.
When the young heroine falls in love doesn’t her significant other eventually want to see pictures from her youth or ask her about childhood friends and exploits?
All along the story there are moments where the truth would be forced out ... yet it never is.
And the girls poor father, who spends the entire book thinking she was murdered, never receives closure, despite the fact that at least one of the characters knew where his daughter was all along.
And we’re supposed to admire these hypocritical liars who have the temerity to judge (literally) the rest of us?
Anyway, read this book despite that little rant. It’s a wild ride and Ms. Wade saves the biggest twist for the grand finale.
In my last post re: Too Strong To Die, I said I put it down for a couple of days because I didn't want it to end. Not this time sestras! I took Death was too Easy with me to dinner and read the first 4 chapters. Afterwards I was going home to do some chores, yeah, right. Erin Wade got me again. Got home, laid down on the couch at 5:30p.m. At 8:50p.m. I read the last two words, "The End". Now how in the hell did that happen? First time ever I have read a book cover to cover.
Favorite sentence was Mandy Kincaid's (D.A.) observation of Jordon Kiser (Det.) after meeting her at the Governor's Ball--"She fluidly moved as if walking was a byproduct of her desire to float from one place to another." (Where can I find a girl like that?!)
I'm already a third of the way through Three Times As Deadly. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good read.
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