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After the Fire

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Really good read

If you like police suspense, you should like this except it's with an arson investigator.

posted by toadswoman on November 24, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

struggled to finish

I had a hard time finishing this book...Kept hoping it would get better and it never did. I didnt care for the writing style, very juvenile. THe author apparently knew alot about her subject, but she kept repeating the details of the fire over and over. The interaction ...
I had a hard time finishing this book...Kept hoping it would get better and it never did. I didnt care for the writing style, very juvenile. THe author apparently knew alot about her subject, but she kept repeating the details of the fire over and over. The interaction between the daughter and mother in the story was ridiculous. they just keep hugging each other and telling each other how wonderful they were. The main character kept changing for a hard, driven, foul-mouthed investigator to the perfect, moral upstating citizen and mother who was too soft-heart for this investigation. Did not enjoy this book

posted by BrutSB on July 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    371 pages

    This free, 371 page book had a lot of errata. The punctuation, left out or added words and messed up tenses really did a number on the flow of the story. Bev, the heroine, was more juvenile then her 16 year daughter. Bev also had a penchent for cursing, as did her daughter, a fact which Bev seemed to think was halarious. The daughter was, oh so perfect, she really got on my nerves. She was in charge of the household and Bev just went along with her. Bev was extremely unlikable. Part of this book was first person, part third person, it switched back and forth, which was annoying. Many scenes, technical details, and communications were repeated over and over. This was very boring. There is violence from being burned to death, ( many people) but without many details. Thank goodness, there is a lot cursing, no sex or romance and rather a rather bland writing style. This book is not a fast read. Readers will learn way more about insurance adjusters and lawyers then they ever wanted too. I did not think this book would ever end and was starting to wonder if I could tough it out. This is one I wish I had skipped. For readers 18 and up.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    this book is ok...

    I felt this book was long and drawn out. I definitely practiced my speed reading here. This book is also not very suspensful which also makes it a long read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Good story

    Too wordy. Took too long to finish

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