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3.0 out of 5 stars It had potential but never quite made it, February 27, 2011
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As an avid reader I am often put into the position of being forced out of my comfortable box of writers I love like Greg Iles, Karen Slaughter, etc,etc because of the pacing of their writing vs. the speed of my reading so I go in search of books that seem promising and I came across this one. The characters were nicely drawn and developed with well fleshed out stories that developed naturally. Corrine, Buddy's conniving wife simply want she feels she has always deserved, which is everything, and Uncle Stanley lives his life a different way. The story itself could have been good but it always felt like it was trying to overreach and go somewhere that it never quite made it to with it's elements of noir.I really did want to like it because each character, spineless Buddy, stubborn Uncle Stanley, Corrine and Ben are all so well drawn that it's a shame that there is no resolution and this novel just left me as the reader wanting.
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2011, 5:43:31 PM PDT
Faustina1 says:
I have to agree. Just finished it. Beautiful writing, well-drawn characters, and no point. We don't get either a resolution as in a traditional detective story or the grand chaotic climax of a true noir.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011, 1:57:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 10, 2011, 3:33:14 AM PDT
Simon says:
I wholeheartedly agree with your review. In fact, I thought I was the only one who didn't think much of this book. I'm trying to write my own review for my blog and I'm having a hard time because a lot of people is giving it high praises and I'm left wondering what I'm not seeing that they are. I thought the characters were pretty boring. The only interesting people were Croy Wendall and Corrine Tedros. The writing is great at times, although I'm not sure how anyone can write one sentence that takes up an entire page and a half and be called a great writer. It's annoying to read those paragraph-sentences.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011, 8:44:35 AM PDT
I can't be the only person to notice how many of these 5 star reviews are faked. It is refreshing to read a honest review.
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