Have you ever disliked or felt “meh” about a book only to later change your mind and love it?
This happened very recently with The Secret Language of Stones by M.J. Rose. At first I was a little perturbed with the supernatural relationship that happens between the main character and a fallen soldier of war. Although, the next day I found a greater appreciation for it. Looking past “the love” part of it and took in the character of the distraught mother and the horrible weight she carried with her daily. I felt it added a new depth to the story and in hindsight loved it.
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After years of running Sedona’s Sugarloaf Cafe, Bob Larson was enjoying the fruits of his labors and one of the most enjoyable benefits of retirement — the opportunity to sit at the kitchen counter, linger over a second cup of coffee, and watch the morning news.
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A single uniformed officer was on the scene when Dave arrived. “Looks like they were shot to shit, sir,” the young deputy said.
The prologue makes Clawback sound like a cozy mystery, and with the exception of Flavia de Luce, it is a genre I hardly ever read. Fortunately, for my gritty taste in mysteries, the snippet from 56% appears to head in that direction and like in past Ali Reynolds books, J.A. Jance has never steered me wrong.Clawback (Ali Reynolds, #11)
Author J.A. Jance
Publication Date January 1st 1970
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In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice…or revenge.
When Ali’s parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to stumble into the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father’s name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents as well as the scheme’s other suddenly impoverished victims, one of whom is a stone cold killer.
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