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Entertaining diversion - with a nod to the Godfather
on 11 July 2010
Not the best book ever written by a long way but such criticism should not detract from the pacy plot. There was more than a touch of a female re-write of 'the Godfather' about this and the tale of revenge hits the mark more often than it misses. There are some genuinely shocking moments (esp. regarding one of the characters recent past in a 'hippie' commune). It's not overladen with sex (I had expected something different!) and the ending was unexpected and utterly believable (that's American politics, for you...)
It doens't merit more than 3 stars but to give it more it would have needed more development - something I believe Jackie Collins has gone on to do in later novels. I hope she keeps the 'grit' going and in those books and that it isn't all vacuous glam...