Dying to Tell (Slaughter Creek Novels) MP3 CD – 25 Dec 2012
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About the Author
Award-winning novelist Rita Herron’s lifelong love of books began at the tender age of eight, when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. A former kindergarten teacher, professional storyteller, and children’s magazine contributor, she wrote nine books for Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley Kids series before shifting her focus to the adult market. Since then she has written over sixty romance novels and loves penning dark romantic suspense tales, sexy romantic comedies, and family-friendly romances, especially those set in small Southern towns. A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, and a proud mother and grandmother, she lives just outside of Atlanta. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
Top Customer Reviews
The early chapters were less tautly written that the later ones, too much description, too many adjectives (I loved that her gran used "... dust and Lemon Pledge" to make antique wood shine! There's a missing comma methinks!), and too much twee set up - our heroine is assailed by memories of her gran tottering out with a tray of cake - yeah, yeah, I get the picture, at least she wasn't apple cheeked, with her white hair in a bun! So I thought early into the book that it was going to be a challenge to read, but I have to say, either I tuned out the style, or the writing settled down, because I soon got into the story without noticing the writing.
I got a tad fed up with our two romantic leads endless misreading of "angry eyes" and "tight expressions" - there's a lot of miscommunication and noble denial going on.
There's a really quite scary section, involving mix up between which identical twin is which that was well written, and while I sussed out one of the baddies about half way through, I didn't get who the Commander was until taken by the hand and introduced in person!
Our heroine is sorely taxed, but wins through, finally to her HEA.
There's a prequel I haven't read, Before She Dies (Slaughter Creek), and surely there's a sequel to be had from Nick?
This is a chunky book that holds the interest, isn't particularly obvious, and develops its tension throughout the book, so worth a read!
Jake Blackwood is the sheriff of Slaughter Creek now, so he's the first person Sadie talks to about her grandfather's death. Amelia is moved to the mental hospital on the outskirts of town, and Sadie is left to figure out what happened on the day Pawpaw died. Did one of Amelia's alternate personalities kill him, or was someone else there? It's hard to talk to Amelia, since she's so often heavily sedated, and so likely to slip into one of her alternate personalities, and Sadie's own memories of the past aren't completely clear. Then other people in town who were patients at the mental hospital at the same time as Amelia start to die, and Jake and Sadie wonder what's really been going on there.
This is an excellent thriller that raises more and more questions as the story cruises toward the climax. The romance between Sadie and Jake takes a backseat to the intrigue, but still feels authentic. My only complaint is that the last three chapters need a do-over. What had been a tightly-woven thriller descends into melodrama and Sadie gets accosted and put in danger one or two times too many by the villains.Read more ›
There is also the romantic element in Jake, the town's well-meaning sheriff and Sadie's former love; things are difficult between them now since Sadie left him years ago without an explanation.She now returns with a terrible secret that she cannot share with Jake, and this causes a tension between them, but it is obvious that their love is still strong.
The author probably stretches credibilty a little too far, and those with medical know-how will probably argue that Amelia's mental state is not true-to-life, but nevertheless this is a cracker of a story with repeated plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat as well as the endearing story of a love that doesn't die. I will be looking out for more by this author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I couldn't put this book down it is a good grilling read full of mystery and I couldn't work out who was the real culprit until the very endPublished 1 month ago by JAYNE
I did finish reading this one, but I am afraid that I did not really enjoy it. This author has a strange perversion and keeps writing about the same type of things.Published 1 month ago by maz
This novel is amazing. The mystery and secrets hidden in each and every sentence made me want to read more and more. Probably one of the best books I have ever read on here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bopalula
Loved this book, well written, vivid imagery and an interesting look into the world of mental disorders. Definitely recommend it.Published 5 months ago by Lynn
I'm sorry, but this has sloppy plotting and characterisation so not a particularly riveting read.Published 5 months ago by Adrienne