- File Size: 1964 KB
- Print Length: 134 pages
- Publisher: Knightsbridge Books (March 17, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BVW7CLG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
VANISHED and DARK SECRET: Complete two-book series Kindle Edition
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There are a lot of good suspects, but the person whom I initially thought would be the culprit was indeed and everything else brushed off as error or memory mistakes. This made the ending very predictable and left me feeling like the time was just wasted with getting to know the other suspects.
First and foremost, it's estimated 95% dialogue in the style of Barbara Wood under drugs. In other words, endless silly, redundant ramblings, the two journalists asking each other stupid questions.
Only one character that was described enough to create an image in the reader's mind's eye, namely Violet. All the others were dummies, lifeless templates, characterized exclusively by dialogue and drinks. Yes, believe it or not. Highly important information like, "He sat his can of Coke on the edge of Slater's desk." "He handed a can of cola to Ben." "He finished his drink in one long gulp." "He took a sip of coffee." "She stirred her coffee." Etc. etc.
Another example of not telling a story but only boring the reader: "A trio of street musicians entertained." This is so dry and vapid! It's just not enough to create those inner images ... wouldn't it be nice to at least get to know what they played? Jazz? A march by Sousa? Did they sound like pros or so horrible you wish you were deaf? A few more describing words would do the trick.
The absolute crowning glory is the final: It turns out that it was just an accident. How pathetic.
However, the worst of the entire book (yes, it can actually get worse!) are the commas. They are missing where they should be and appear where they don't belong. Oh my. If an author can't write, how about the editor? And please don't tell me that Canada has completely different punctuation rules -- it doesn't.
And this is an International Bestseller? LOLOL.
Scott Preston, a reporter for the Morning Herald, is asked to follow up on a 15 year-old cold case of a missing boy, Martin Perry. Martin disappeared on his way home from school and was never seen again. He was assumed dead, although no body was ever recovered.
As Scott begins his investigation, he discovers that Julia Perry, Martin's Mother, still believes he is alive. Everett Perry kind of goes along because he loves his wife.
There are several characters introduced in this short story, making the reader give thought to "whodunit" . It is a fairly quick read, with a surprise ending.
If you like fast moving mysteries, give this one a try.
piece of evidence came to light. I enjoyed the book, an easy read but enough excitement to keep you turning
I like the way it keeps you wondering and throws a "monkey wrench " in your ideas.
The only thing I can think of that I didn't like was that it ended; I would've kept on reading it for much longer.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a mystery that keeps you wondering until the ending.
Most recent customer reviews
Lots of suspects, a great read Highly recommend this book