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- Print Length: 279 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 25, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07GTS61LG
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I went to a book signing and met Kathy Bennett. She let me pick her mind. Kathy Bennett is a retired police officer from LAPD. Her stories are by a season cop putting a composite on real situations in a fictional story.
Kathy Bennett let me know that A Dozen Deadly Roses might have too much romance in this story for me. I too am a retired police officer and was looking for a police procedural novel. I put off reading this book for a number of years and subsequently decided to give it a try.
I found the plot was exciting. The characters held my interest and I enjoyed the novel.
The bottom line is Kathy Bennett writes unparalleled authenticity that can only come from someone that worn a badge. I recommend going to Kathy Bennett's website, check out her books. I highly recommend reading this book, along with all of her exciting novels.
When Officer Jade Donovon finds herself in the midst of a frightening stalker real life nightmare she makes some very human if flawed decisions. Wouldn't even the most dedicated cop break all the rules to keep her son safe? So Jade decides not to inform many people of what she should--including the father of her son, officer Mac Stryker, that they made beautiful precocious Donnie one night while Stryker was in a drunken stupor.
Just when many novels might have lightened up and made more standard turns, Ms Bennett throws in some thrilling twists. Of course we are rooting for this unlikely family to unite, but first there's a sociopath after Jade and her son to be caught. Will Mac learn from his past dealing with grief to choose life and love no matter the cost?
Through simply great story telling, weaving the visceral with internal strife, we are led from the streets of Los Angeles to Las Vegas in a tale that laces love, wonderful secondary characters and heart pounding action. A perfect blend of relationship and chilling suspense. Well done!
There were some inconsistencies (Jade’s son five years old most places, four years old in others) and redundancies (a sofa described with the same words in two adjacent sentences) and a few places where the text seemed a little awkward (long descriptions of a handgun where calling it a Glock or pistol would have been as effective).
The climax, too, could have been a little more drawn out, providing a little more tension, and it came a little too early in the book.
Bennett writes from an omniscient POV, drifting back and forth between the internal thoughts of whichever characters are having a conversation.
I also wondered why didn’t Jade keep track of Mac over the years, especially after Donnie was born, and why she automatically assumed that he would try to take Donnie away from her or demand shared custody if she told him he was Mac’s son?
Still, these are minor points that didn’t detract from my enjoying this novel and I’ll read more of Kathy Bennett’s work if they come my way.
I always read the biography of a new author and was thrilled to find out that in your real world you are a 21 year police veteran from the LA Police Dept. and now you have implemented your knowledge in writing what you know about. I instantly bought your novel. You have a new fan Kathy and I look forward to reading your next novel.
I recommend A Dozen Deadly Roses for all mystery/thriller readers.
The story of Jade & Mac is very touching and so believable. I believe I have found a new favorite author in reading this book. There is enough crime factor to make it interesting along with a touch of romance that warms you're heart.
I can't wait to read the other books this author has written. I'm sure if you give it a try, you'll enjoy her writing as much as I have.
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I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the first but it is still a good detective story and goes behind the scenes of an American Police Department. Someone is targeting our heroine Detective with a campaign of threats and intimidation and can apparently find her wherever she goes. As she has a cute little boy she is twice as vulnerable and comes to rely on her partner for help.
Worth a read.
worst books I've read on kindle. Every
other paragraph was like groundhog day the
amount of times the situation was repeated
If you were watching it on T.V you would run
screaming from the Room.
I really tried to read the whole book but only
got to chapter eight before skipping to the last
chapter, and I couldn't finish that!! Sorry if
I'm offending anyone by being so harsh, but I don't
intend to download anything by this author again.
Excellen for all thriller readers
the very end.This book is well worth reading and and I recommend it