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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Excellent. Loved it.
Published 13 days ago by angie taylor

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3.0 out of 5 stars Too wishy washy. It doesn't feel like the SW of old. Needed more of everything that the author touched on,
By no means is this a bad read - I don't think that this author could put anything out that wasn't decent, well-written, with an actual tale. But, it was not 'heavy' enough - not on the love front, not on the intrigue front, not on the paranormal front, and it ended far, far too conveniently for all.

It starts with Dez, a female FBI agent who can communicate...
Published on 2 May 2012 by ROROBLU'S MUM


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3.0 out of 5 stars Too wishy washy. It doesn't feel like the SW of old. Needed more of everything that the author touched on,, 2 May 2012
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This review is from: Departed, The (Paperback)
By no means is this a bad read - I don't think that this author could put anything out that wasn't decent, well-written, with an actual tale. But, it was not 'heavy' enough - not on the love front, not on the intrigue front, not on the paranormal front, and it ended far, far too conveniently for all.

It starts with Dez, a female FBI agent who can communicate with ghosts, walking away from her boss-turned-lover, Taylor, when, after she's been injured on the job, he insists that she takes three months off. Instead, she takes off and there's nothing between them for 14 months, until via his PA, he gets a message that she needs his help...

By coincidence, she's in his home town, where his sister disappeared 25 years ago, and he responds. In a very short time, they start back where they left off, and very soon were saying I Love You...but it felt too quick, too passionless and too un-angsty, which did not seem realistic given their pasts, their childhoods and their 'burdens'. It needed to be heavier, there needed to be more dialogue, more explanations...more emotions felt. Not just spoken about, but felt.

As to the reason that she ended up in town...I could see it unravelling with the first contact she made. It felt as if the tale should have been longer, deeper and more tortured to be able to justify what went on here, but it did kind of seem that karmic justice was being done. The ending was just too pat and convenient. The problem with this book is that it was 'beige and bland' and touched on too many things, without a proper explanation. It's a real pity, as it could have been a lot more, in every way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 13 July 2014
This review is from: Departed, The (Paperback)
Excellent. Loved it.
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