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Review of “City of The Lost” by Kelley Armstrong

This story has some “trademark” features of a Kelley Armstrong plot, but they work well, and I’m not complaining. One recurring feature is a very capable heroine who, however, was damaged in her past. It has made her strong, but … Continue reading

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Review of “No Love Allowed” by Kate Evangelista

This young adult version of “Pretty Woman” shares many elements with the adult story: there is the rich, seemingly shallow guy, Caleb, who hires a pretty girl, Didi, to be his escort at summer parties, insisting that no feelings be … Continue reading

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Review of “The Undomestic Goddess” by Sophie Kinsella

It’s not as if there is anything unpredictable in Kinsella’s books, but they are nevertheless full of humor and charm, and worth reading in spite of the lack of significant surprise. I loved the premise of this book: a high-powered … Continue reading

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Review of “Thursday’s Children” by Nicci French

This is book four in the detective/psychological thriller series featuring psychotherapist Dr. Frieda Klein, who is the occasional collaborator of London Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Karlsson. There is no romantic involvement between the two, although not for want of enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Review of “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch

Who would have thought I would have already read, only halfway through the year, and by somewhat random selection, four novels employing themes of physics to structure the plot? And that all four of them were pretty clever? (They were … Continue reading

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