- File Size: 936 KB
- Print Length: 275 pages
- Publisher: Molly R. Greene (November 29, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00838H1OY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,310 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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"Loon" is set against a real-estate backdrop that crackles with authenticity--natural enough, since that's what Ms. Greene does when she's not busy writing. The details help to keep the reader comfortable in a real world where unreal things are happening. This too makes the story easy to read. The mystery's a good one, and there were enough twists at the end to catch me out more than once.
My quibbles are few, and your mileage may well vary. Though [protagonist/heroine] Madison Boone's three friends all helped out to one extent or another, I think the book would have been improved by having only one friend in the picture (the irrepressible Genevieve, about whom the author says we'll hear more in due course). The others added little to the tale; their "jobs" could have been delegated. Also, there were a LOT of mysterious things going on, but nothing came clear until the last few chapters, which led to a rushed conclusion as all the plates came clattering down at once. I would have preferred to see some of the side issues cleared up in advance.
[We originally gave MARK OF THE LOON 4 stars. Under the scoring system we now have in place, we're giving 5 out of 5 for technical merit, and 4 out of 5 for artistic impression. That rounds up to a 5, and we are happy to revise the score accordingly.]
All in all, Molly's done a great job with "Mark of the Loon." Give it a look, and I think you'll agree!
I grew up loving my Nancy Drew mysteries. Buying each new book when it came out and reading it as quickly as I could, but I was SO disappointed when I finished and had to wait for the next one! Molly Greene has given me a chance to rekindle that feeling as an adult. She has written mysteries that kept me guessing from the beginning and throughout the book with smaller mysteries sprinkled along, leading up to the big reveal of the book's main villain. They are clever stories, with enough mild, non-graphic occasional violence to keep up the tension, and a little clean romance that does not distract the reader from the main type of tale it is meant to be. Mark of the Loon is our introduction to Ms.Greene's detective heroine, Genevieve Delacourt, but the story in this book is about the adventure centered around one of her best friends, real estate agent Madison Boone. It is during these events that Gen discovers her true calling. Molly Greene artfully builds her story, revealing small facts along the way, throwing a few red herrings out now and then to make you think you might have it all figured out. But just when you thought you might know, here comes a revelation about someone who is not at all what we expected. The story of Madison's quest for the beautiful stone cottage should keep you interested from the cryptic start to the surprise at the revelation of the REAL bad guy! Lucky for me, I haven't had to wait for the next one, like I did with my Nancy Drew's! I have been able to read 6 of the 8 books in pretty rapid succession, and have enjoyed them all. Each one could be a stand-alone story, but there are references to Gen's past adventures that show up in them too. My only problem with these books is that there are only 7 of them!! Maybe, if were even luckier, Molly Greene will give us a new series of mysteries when this one is finished.
Some of the characters are well developed (Madison, a principal and her friend Genevieve) and some are not (Cole the male protagnist, Anna a close friend and her boyfriend Hodge as well as Gens sister Gabriella).
Intrigue, humor, laughter and love make this book one you will enjoy. I would give this book a 3.75 only because I wanted more character development of the other principals. I will definately read the other books in the series and hope for further character development..
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