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Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #1)

Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #1) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia H. Rushford
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Patricia Rushford kicks off a thrilling new crime series set in the cozy coastal hamlet of Sunset Cove, Oregon. Featuring determined police officer Angel Delaney, the first episode is sure to have armchair sleuths turning the pages as fast as they can to discover whodunit?
When a police shootout results in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Officer Angel Delaney is blamed, convicted, and condemned by the media and the Sunset Cove community before the case even goes to trial.
Angel will have her day in court, but before she has the chance to defend herself, the situation spirals out of control. Key evidence is missing, evidence that could have verified her claim of firing only one shot in self-defense. In short order, the body count rises, and suddenly Angel is a suspect in more than one murder investigation. Heartsick about the young boy's death, and questioning her judgment as a police officer, Angel joins forces with Detective Callen Riley to fight the mounting charges against her.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1046 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (1 Feb 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00702M3O2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,419 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 11 Aug 2006
I thought this book was excellent. The action started straight away and never let up. There were various twists and turns so you were never sure where the next chapter was going to go. I loved the characters and found them believable (Angel's mother reminded me of my own!). Certainly would recommend it; just be aware that it's the type of book that will keep you up all night reading! Can't wait to read the next books in the series.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Little excitement 10 Jun 2012
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The main character Angel Delaney is so self
centred and wimpish, not how you imagine a cop......
The story is so dragged out, found myself
skipping pages to find some excitement.
This author needs a few lessons from
Sue Grafton.........
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What twists and turns? 21 May 2012
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It's hard to connect with a book when the protagonist spends the entire book moping and feeling sorry for herself. The mystery is dragged out with lots of moping and talking about god, then in the last few pages it is hastily wrapped up with the result of the hearing and identity of the baddie just thrown out there. Far from 'twists and turns' there was one very mild turn. No excitement at all I'm afraid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly aim Angel Delaney mystery 11 Oct 2012
By Larry g
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I got this book because I like mystery's. I found it quite enjoyable, although the soul searching about the shooting left me in the cold. The baddie was not who I thought it was, which gave a nice ending. It was well written for a simple police story and I am looking forward to finding the others in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pint sized Angel 15 Nov 2014
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The benchmark to aim for in Christian thrillers, in my opinion, is the Patrick Bowers 'Chess' series. However, this is a good start to what I believe became a trilogy, and maybe it's a pity she decided not to write any further novels starring the pint-sized cop.

It is pretty much standard cop thriller fare; accused but innocent, looking for justice, always looking over her shoulder, frailties emphasised, but stubborness and tenacity winning out in the end. I thought the romance threaded through it a little uneccessary, the author trying to add in an extra human element which was really not required. Still, it gives her something to do in between the gunshots and dead bodies. The God element was maybe overdone - and I say this as a committed Christian!

I guessed whodunnit - and got it wrong - but I got the right idea. This was because the author spent too much time justifying how it couldn't be them - so therefore it must be. This kind of reader manipulation doesn't work - not with me at least. In most cases its better to imply that everyone is equally guilty so that the twist can be a proper surprise not "Oh, it wasn't him, it was the other one, darn."

I read the synopses for the future books and wasn't really drawn to them. I do like the author's style though, and I would recommend this to anyone who likes cop thrillers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patricia H Rushford 31 Aug 2013
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Another very interesting murder mystery with many twists and turns. Didn't get the murderer until almost at the end and sat open-mouthed for a while before continuing to the end. An excellently written book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow starter 11 Aug 2013
By Dawn
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Although a bit slow to start with I couldn't put it down at the end. Will be getting next book in the series
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant to pass the time 22 Mar 2013
By Aurora TOP 500 REVIEWER
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For me the story played out quite well, dropping a little more information at a time. I can understand Angel's initial uncertainty over how many shots she had fired, and her confusion as the story progressed, especially as evidence disappeared. I can also understand - to a degree - her hesitancy over Callen's intentions as she was not sure who was on her side and who wasn't. Sure, she was incredibly naive, even stupid at times. She knew that everyone would have told her not to go to the funeral, but she decided not to tell them and went anyway, and on more than one occasion she tried investigating things she had no business getting into. I kept thinking - she is a uniformed officer, not a detective, what on earth is she doing? I also felt that her fears that her father might have had something to do with it were very plausible, if only because it wasn't easily explained, and therefore kept her in a position where she was on the back foot because she was worried about what she might uncover. It soon became obvious that the offender had to be a police officer but the author was very good at casting suspicion on all of them at different times making it almost impossible to guess who, until she was ready to reveal the identity to us.
Not brilliant, but a very pleasurable way to pass some time.
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