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Shipping and Deceiving Paperback – July 28, 2010
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About the Author
Tina deCoux grew up in Portland Oregon, and now lives in a small town in Northern California with her husband, Alan, and their Great Dane, Baxter. She is currently an AVP/Branch Manager for a local community bank, as well as a novelist and bass player for The Genuine Draft Band.
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Then I came across several chapters which stalled and I almost stopped reading it as I have a ton of new author e-books to read but I didn't stop reading it as I usually do.
I read through the slow chapters and then WHAM the action started up again, like putting the pedal to the metal and I found myself speeding, sitting on the edge of my seat with all the action and turmoil going on. I was hooked again as it never slowed down for me until I read "THE END".
Tina did an excellent job making a reader feel like they knew some of the character's in this story. Her descriptions made me actually see and feel every detail in the warehouse, the equipment, the aisles, the office and all the things the character's were put through.
Tina - please tighten up on slow chapters and some editing as I believe that you have the potential to make your dream come true. Just my opinion :>) Good luck !!
Shipping and Deceiving (I like the play on words) builds from a slow start with the inciting incident not happening until chapter 6, but the payoff is well worth it. From thereon, the pace is fast, the action intense. I could easily visualise it as a movie.
The author's strength, however, is her characterisations. Her characters are real and strong, drawing you deep into the story. I was right there - not on the outskirts of the story, but in the midst of it. Perhaps part of that is my experience in warehousing, but for the characters alone, I'd recommend this book.
There were a few issues with homonyms (e.g. "click" for "clique" and "ring" for "wring") and other grammar/punctuation errors, but these can be easily fixed and didn't detract from the story.
Many thanks to the person who loaned me this book.