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Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware Paperback – June 1, 2010
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I pride myself on being able to figure out books with a twist. I could tell from the beginning that this novel had one. The killer is shrouded in mystery. Aha! A challenge.
Two things happened as I read. First, I was so engaged I forgot to try to figure out who did it. Second, when the reveal came, I was STUNNED! It made so much sense, but I never saw it coming. I tracked it back, (just like right after I watched "The Sixth Sense") and every "t" was crossed, every "i" dotted.
I don't often write reviews, but I felt compelled with this one. I can't recommend it highly enough. Get it now; thank me later! :)
So I decided I'd take a peek last night, see how the story begins. And the next thing I knew, I was gasping to the finish line this afternoon, unable to stop. West cooks up a serial killer story with a unique twist that I will not spoil here. It is a definitely adult story, but well done, with characters that aren't like any others I have encountered. All in all, an extremely well constructed, pulse pounding read that is positively worth your time.
To have Amazon, or whomever compared it to James Patterson is a travesty of the highest sort verging on mis-representation, and Patterson should sue.
An interesting set-up is bungled by inept composition and the aforementioned romance novel staples. This novel is an insult to 21st century women. Yes, I know all genders can be sexually obsessed (the heroine here is) but to make a contemporary heroine the puppet of a male and even though this male is ambiguously a manipulative genius, though not the villain, verges on the criminal. Ms. McCray needs to concentrate more on plot, and work out her obsessions in another forum. Cut 50 pages of this bodice busting c**p and give us more substance.
Words like unhinged, grotesque, shocking, intriguing, and macabre were spinning through my head as I read the stunning and suspenseful pages. In this book, the lines between profiler and killer severely blur constantly. Cristyn West keeps you guessing, "Just WHO is the killer?" And just when you think you've figured it out, she takes you through to another labyrinthine twist.
I found myself wondering, "Just who is watching you?" This was a creepy, gritty, horrifying and shocking ride. Right until the last page I found myself exclaiming, "No way!" This book will make you jumpy, especially if you're a brunette. You'll find yourself checking your doors and windows, and looking over your shoulder. You'll catch yourself watching everyone around you, wondering......
The suspense is drawn out to the last drop, right up until you discover the shocking truth! To catch a killer, just how far would you go? Read Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware and you will discover that there's a fine line between madness and genius!
To start I did not find it to be a thriller at all. Furthermore, I did not find the two main characters, Nicole and Kent to be likeable or sympathetic leading characters. I found Kent to be mentally unbalanced, (which he was written as), and as such really I do not understand how Nicole could have any romantic interest in him. Nicole's character is like one of those weak friends who is always complaining about her terrible cruel boyfriend but then continues to be with him. At the end of the novel, her weak annoying character become even more dis-likeable by taking an action that makes her even more mentally unstable than Kent.
I do not know how there are so many high rating for this book, it was a terrible read and I unfortunately paid $5.99 for it, not the current $0.99 selling price. I have never given a one star rating, if I could though, I would give it 0 stars; it was that bad.
This book is not comparable to Patterson, Child or any other author who actually has a major publishing house backing them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pointless, peppered with cliché, and boring.
Rarely do I skip through a book. I did this time, hoping the characters would become more than one dimensional. Read more
Great read. I couldn't stop until I read the entire book.Published 5 days ago by Katherine L. Perry
A killer who specializes in plain women, brunettes in fact, is stalking the city. Police detective Nicole Usher and her partner, Ruben Torres are on the case, but the key to... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Charles A. Ray
There was plenty of intrigue and mystery but I did'nt find it as squeamish as some indicated. A bit of a surprise ending.Published 24 days ago by Golfer
The book was easy to read and a unique thriller of sorts. Gruesome, unlikely in real life but written well. Read morePublished 29 days ago by MIH
A pleasure to read. The characters seemed so real and the story kept me turning pages. Going for the Prequel Anatomy next.Published 1 month ago by Lynnette Cyparski