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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Book Review: Too Close to Home
TOO CLOSE TO HOME was a good novel, but it really got good about half way through the book. It starts off slow and I must admit that I skimmed at the start, but then it roped me in and I couldn’t go fast. The tension really kicked up a notch at that point and it kept me glued to the pages. The suspense was well done, and I was intrigued at just who was committing these crimes and until the end I wasn’t really sure what the extent of the crimes that were being committed.
There were a few things I didn’t like about the book. I didn’t feel a lot of the emotions. I was simply told what they were and it didn’t make for as thrilling a ride, which is the main reason I docked it a star.
But I really like how the heroine in the novel was not the stereotypical police cop. She knew what she was doing, but wasn’t power hungry. It made for a more refreshing read, because I really dislike heroines who think they know more their male counterparts.
All in all this was a good suspense, and boy the ending really makes me want to get the second book! It leaves no time for a breath and a great jumpstart on the next book due out in the fall.
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