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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Book Review: Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline

I am beginning to wonder what is wrong with my tastes in books.

I had hope for this one. I read the summary and it really got me excited about this book. A heroine who is also a teacher. Another thriller-type book. I am finding that I have drawn myself to this genre.

The book started out decent enough. Most do. But with further reading, it started to become okay. Not great, not exciting, but enough stuff to keep me reading.

It's a big book. Well over 300 pages - actually, 352 pages to be exact (I looked on Amazon).

But once I got towards the end of the book, man, it took a turn for the cheesy. I was just so disappointed with the writing. There would be a moment when the heroine would blow something up and the author would make it a point to mention that no one would be near the blast so no one else would get hurt. This was a theme throughout the end of the book.

Then suddenly, another twist - which I had 'seen' earlier in the story, but no other clues were dropped so I disregarded it. And then at the end, everything comes out - the clues to the twist that were never hinted in the story. It's as if the author decided to throw a bunch of stuff at the very end -- to try to end it with a bang of fireworks.

It just didn't do it for me and I'm bummed at yet another book that disappoints me.

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