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Only the Lonely: ‘blind dates end in bleeding hearts’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 6) Kindle Edition
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Ted and the Team are back, and it's so good to catch up and read about the latest murders they must solve. I always find myself trying to guess the reasons, if not the culprits, but I seldom can keep up with the way this bright author's mind works while writing her books. This is a great stand-alone book, but I really recommend reading the first four in the series, to grasp a better understanding of these interesting, complex characters. I love starting a new book and settling in to feel like I'm home, visiting with old friends with familiar quirks and personalities. Ted has added some new detectives and sergeants to his team this time because he has been promoted and has responsibility to investigate crimes for a larger area. Each member of his team has some interesting traits that grab your attention and make you eager to find out what they will be doing in the latest book.
Then there's Ted's lover and partner, Trevor, who is loyal, handsome and very intelligent, and speaks several languages. Their relationship is one of true love and mutual admiration and respect. Not too sappy, though, they come across just right, or just the way one would wish.
I highly recommend this book, as well as all written by this author. She never fails to entertain.
The author, LM Krier, really gives all her characters body. They are nice people making a living with good (and also irritating qualities), just like us. She is an excellent story teller. You can read each book as a stand-alone but I would suggest you start at #1 (Baby's Got Blue Eyes) and just work your way through.
Because DI Darling definitely has his problems that he deals with his own way, solving the crime doesn't necessarily erase his demons. The book ends when the crime is solved and that leaves you wondering if it supposed to be cliffhanger(ish). The answer is no. But during the next book(s) she answers aftermath questions you didn't even know you had. Krier is very subtle about it just mentioning stuff that casually refers back to something that happened previously. You say to yourself as you are reading...'oh yea'!
A huge plus is that there are no tedious, long drawn out sex scenes to wade through. Now how refreshing is that. I'm so over having to skip page after page of nothing but raw sex. When I was 17 it was OK.
Instead she puts those pages to good use by actually having her main characters use their heads to solve crimes. I could go off into the plots of the stories, but it wouldn't add anything new to what has already been said, or you can just read the liner notes.
In summary, read all 5 books in a row.
I can hardly wait for the 6th.
I really enjoyed this one and felt - after reading the first four books that I now "know" Ted, a thoroughly likeable character.
I am particularly drawn to the English setting of the book, because the UK is a country I love dearly.
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Only the Lonely.
Book 5 in the series.
Ted has been promoted to DCI resulting a larger area, he also has new staff to look after.Read more