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The Art of Deception (Boldt and Matthews Series #8)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2005

    Great intro to Ridley Pearson

    Art of Deception is the first book I'v read by Ridley Pearson. I found it very entertaining and attention-grabbing. I am a big fan of suspense novels and I will be back for more Pearson. There were a few slow parts but overall I can highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2002

    OURE PEARSON - PURE PLEASURE

    A taping by Dick Hill, named one of the industry's golden voices by AudioFile Magazine, guarantees a first-rate listening experience, which is precisely what one finds with the latest installment of the Boldt/Matthews series by Ridley Pearson. Seattle police biggie Lou Boldt is trying to track a serial killer, while Daphne Matthews, gorgeous forensic psychologist is investigating the untimely demise of Mary Ann Walker who was thrown (?) jumped (?) from Aurora Bridge. A boyfriend, known for physically abusing Mary Ann, is a prime suspect. Before we know it Pearson, always a master of surprises, connects the two cases by spotlighting one suspect. However, a solution is never that easy. Along the way emotions are stirred as a member of Boldt's team finds himself drawn to Daphne, who once had a fling with Boldt. Add a mega underground chase scene through streets long buried beneath contemporary Seattle and you have a high octane finish. Pure Pearson - pure pleasure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Anonouymas

    Hey is this book good for children. I hope it is.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    Not what I expected.

    I have found the problem with most mysteries is that the ending is too predictable. This will keep you guessing, it is rare that I start a book, stop midway , then make it a point to hunt it down to finish it, it was worth the journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

    Ridley is great......

    Ridley is a darn great writer for sure but this book seemed to stall for me at a few points. Never had that happen in any of his other titles I have read. Overall the book was a 4 outta 5 I would say. Great story but a little hinky when talking about the underground city, I just couldnt picture some of the story that went on down there but in the end the book finished strong. As always full of twists and suspense. Cant go wrong with anything he writes in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2004

    Better than The Hour Game

    Just 30 or 40 pages in, but already I like it far more than the vaunted Hour Game. The characters have shape and feeling. The story is moving fast so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003

    Finally, More LaMoia, Less Boldt

    Frankly Boldt comes off as a dolt in this novel--but I always suspected he was, so this was no surprise. John is fast becoming my favorite man--and I can easily relate to Daphne. Putting them together and having a romance blossom was a stroke of genius. I didn't see it coming, but I should have. It's been simmering below the surface since at least Beyond Recognition. Most readers are going to be disappointed because Daphne's not pining after Lou, and John's not chasing every adult woman in Seattle anymore, but I am not. John is proving himself to be more a man than Lou ever was.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2003

    Suspenseful in spite of sooo dumb heroine

    Very disappointed by this characterization of Matthews. She is described as successful officer but she keeps doing studid things! Author's other titles with men as main characters don't have this problem. Urge Pearson to fix this; he's too good to let something like this hurt his reputation. Otherwise I would have given this 4-5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2002

    THRILLING RIDE

    Another good read by one of the great authors. This thriller will keep your interest and as you turn each page, you get deeper into the plot as well as the underground city. Mr. Pearson does another outstanding job. Even if the book did not involve or concern the same familiar faces and personalities, it would be a winner. Take this one with you on vacation or on the train to work, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    VERY EXCITING!

    This book is a page turner. A great psychological thriller, if you like Silence of the Lambs, or any James Patterson books, you will like this book. There are twists and turns at every corner.

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