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- Print Length: 364 pages
- Publication Date: June 4, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003PPDA4K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Shot in the Dark Kindle Edition
"The Body Reader" by Anne Frasier
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The tale starts out quickly with the murder of a local woman who works at a convenience store. The police soon arrest a young man seen exiting the store with her on the surveillance tape. The young man, it turns out, is a college student and volunteer at a campus rape crisis center which is run by Tracy, also a college professor--and the book's protagonist. Tracy cannot believe that the young man (Eric) could commit such a horrendous crime and she quickly enlists the aid of her friends and a local lawyer to assist in his defense. The lawyer agrees to take the case only if Tracy and company will assist with the investigation, believing that the only way to exonnerate Eric is to prove who really killed the woman. The rest of the book details their efforts in tracking down the killer and the reader gets to follow their efforts.
I was completely engaged in the investigation conducted by Tracy and her friends. The clues are judiciously placed and clever. The suspects are plentiful and all have realistic motives (the victim was not a nice person). Probably the only critique I have is that Tracy's role as a college professor is presented in a rather unbelievable fashion.Read more ›
A splendid read from start to finish.
Who did it?
You will be kept in suspense till the end.
There was too much boring repetition in the book. As another reviewer noted, there were a lot of repetitive actions, like making coffee, that did nothing to further character development or plot. The characters seemed dull, flat and lifeless. There was no real sense of of passion, suspense or tension that pulled one in and kept one reading. I finished the book, but I could as easily have walked away from it. In the "Terah" series, character development was excellent, and the action, tension and suspense drew the reader in. Those books were page turners, impossible to put down. With the "Terah" books, Mackenzie Morgan proved that she is first rate author.
I don't know if "A Shot In The Dark" is the author's first book, but it doesn't stand up well in comparison to the "Terah" books. Had I read "A Shot In The Dark" first, I would not have put Ms. Morgan on my 'must read' list, which would have been my loss.
This was not a bad book, but it just did not capture my imagination or appeal to me. For anyone wanting a light, clean mystery, this might be a good choice. I would give it two and a half stars, but since I can't, I'm giving it 2.
But that's just nitpicking on my part. The truth is that it was a really fun read. The characters were interesting. The plot moved along easily. The mystery gets solved in a satisfying way.
Good reading without loss of accuracy in processes. Everything tied together
with precision - but almost predictable. Enjoyable & interesting, just not exciting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It seems that a lot of the reviewers felt this book was too predictable and that there was not enough action. Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Oregon Dreamer
First book I have read by this author. Enjoyed it very much. Would reAd more written by this author. Fast read.Published on April 27, 2013 by cw
It was an ok read. I thought it might end a little more dramatically or have a little more action. I was hoping for it anyways.Published on January 3, 2013 by Mindie
I love a good mystery and who done it and this one lives up to it. The characters are believable and I found myself wanting to help solve the crime. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Tom
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