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The Opposite of Dark (6 Book Series) (Casey Holland Mysteries 1) Kindle Edition
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"The modest but resourceful Casey is a perfect heroine for our times, a combination of thought and action." …Lou Allin, Crime Writers of Canada
About the Author
Debra Purdy Kong has a diploma in criminology and has worked as a security guard. These experiences have assisted her in creating dynamic, realistic works of crime fiction. She is the author of two other novels: Taxed to Death (1995) and Fatal Encryption (2008). Debra is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, and she has published work in several anthologies, including Crossings: An Anthology of Cross Genre Fiction and Internationally Yours: Prize-winning Stories, and in periodicals such as The Vancouver Sun, Moxie Magazine, and BC Parent Magazine. The Opposite of Dark is the first in a series.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File Size : 952 KB
- Publication Date : September 9, 2016
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 242 pages
- Publisher : Gypsy Moon Press; 2nd Edition (September 9, 2016)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01LWD4UB0
- Lending : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #799,359 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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It is a complex mystery, especially when she finds that her father has died - twice! Now that's a mystery if there ever was one! All through the book, after meeting all the characters, it is hard to decide who is the bad guy, who is the good guy/ or gal. But that's what a mystery is, right? I like that it takes place near Washington state where I live because I am familiar with the places mentioned in the book. You even begin to suspect the main character's best friend! That's what I like about it - so many suspects- that you can hardly wait for the end to see how it all turns out! Good job, Debra Purdy Kong!
The protagonist, Casey Holland would sympathize with my plight. She has a full plate investigating her father's deaths (yes, there were two of them) while finding a purse snatcher on the buses and looking out for her almost stepmother and stepsister.
Casey's day job with transit security is one of many perks of the read. Bounty hunters, private investigators and police detectives abound, but how many books have transit cops? Only one that I know of, and I'll be picking up the next book in the series to read more.
Top reviews from other countries
I was a little disappointed that Canadians appear to use acronyms as often as Americans and I have to keep stopping to look them up....they're a real bugbear of mine. She wrote out and not about, an odd error.....and she refers to stone fences but perhaps that's what they call walls over there ? Then at one point she mentioned having had plans to go and see her dad over Christmas but to my understanding she HAD gone to see him, so that confused me.
I did struggle a bit when someone pulled a penknife from his pocket out of the blue as I found that a bit hard to believe in the context it was written, but when a character was suddenly smacked and ended up in a woodpile it had gone too far for me. It seemed this killer or stalker was all over the place and her dad sounded such a prize liar that I found I really didn't care who did him in !!
There weren't any punctuation mistakes which is a rarity these days but I just couldn't get on with the story.
It was very long winded. It had so many characters in it that it wasn't until the last quarter of the book that I even began to work out who they were and where I could place them in the story.
No unexpected 'twists and turns' that had been noted by other authors who praised this book. It was all pretty clear from the beginning.
Not my cup of tea at all. Sorry.