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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EHI1MDK
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- Average Customer Review: 769 customer reviews
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Gingerbread Man Kindle Edition
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After the murder of two children, Detective Vince O'Mally is given the choice to see a psychiatrist on a daily basis or take time off. He decides instead to go to a back water town in the middle of nowhere based on a tenuous lead he found at the crime scene. When he gets there, he meets a girl who's a bit odd and "delicate". He has a gut feeling that she's somehow involved and carries on following her around.
At this point, there's a slightly out of place "Killer Monologue". You can guess who the killer is here, because there's only a handful of people who could possibly know why Vince is in town.
After this, nothing much happens besides a bit of romancing, some not-quite-kisses, lying together naked, hanging out and walking about. I accept that Maggie Shayne is trying to develop the relationship between the two characters, but it gets a bit too much. Some passages actually reminded me of the Twilight book, with the "must resist her" theme running through it.
Around 50% of the way through, stuff starts to happen! Hurray, you say! There's a party, scary old man, there's hysteria, screaming kids, panic .... then.... it slows down again, and nothing happens for a while /sigh.
There's a few pages here, where everyone starts referring to one of the women in the story as "child". It reminded me of actress Loretta Devine, and becomes quite distracting.
Then the grand finale! No build up, no tension whatsoever. It ended so prematurely, I was disappointed.
Nice story overall, bit too romantic. Needs a bit more pace and tension overall to be thrilling.
WARNING!! - Spoiler alert:
I got a bit confused by the timeline of the story. If I'd missed the bit about the girl's age, then I apologise. I must've missed the bit where it says how old Holly was when Ivy was kidnapped. Even so, I'm guessing Holly could be anything between 10 - 14 (because she's showing interest in boys), but if Ivy was 3 years younger, then Ivy could've been 7 - 11.. Oh who knows.
Anyway, if I'd been separated from my only sister for 15-20 years, I would still recognise her after 15-20 years. A person's face never changes so much that they're unrecognisable, especially by close family members. I found this point in the story a little hard to believe.
From the 1st page I was hooked and lost a weekend on my sofa reading it as couldn't put it down. Although I guessed how the book would end half way through, it didn't stop it being full of suspense and gripping.
I have given this book 5 stars. I'm a big fan of thriller / crime novels but to turn the 1st page and be hooked from start to finish is a rarity these days.
I am a female aged 26 who thoroughly enjoyed it but would recommend this book to anyone. Brilliant.
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pretty predictable which is why only 4 stars. Definately would recommend it though..
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