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At Risk (Win Garano Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A good quick read

In the few pages of this book, I felt Ms. Cornwell gave real insight into the characters. The only disappointment here was the similarity of her Win Garano character to James Patterson's Alex Cross in the grandmother character. I think Ms. Cornwell could have been a t...
In the few pages of this book, I felt Ms. Cornwell gave real insight into the characters. The only disappointment here was the similarity of her Win Garano character to James Patterson's Alex Cross in the grandmother character. I think Ms. Cornwell could have been a tad more original there. Overall, though, I found the characters fresh and interesting. The plot also had originality and enough twists to keep the reader guessing.
Because of the brevity of the book, there was not a lot of the redundancy found in some of the longer volumes today. It was a good book for travel as it could be finished in a few hours. Without getting graphic, there was still sexual friction between several of the characters leading one to wonder where these relationships might go in a future novel with the same characters. (And I do see that this is #1 in the Win Garano Series.)
This book also skimmed over all the forensics which I found refreshing after so many books and television series getting overly (in my opinion) graphic in this area and concentrating on this aspect so much that there isn't much plot development.
I found this a welcome departure from so many of the books of this genre.

posted by LouiseJH on April 20, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

At Risk -- What happened to Ms. Cornwell?

I have been a true Patricia Cornwell fan for years looking forward to every release. Not only was "At Risk" disappointing for it's lack of content it was disappointing to see Cornwell wrote it as a vehicle for an angry political agenda. As a fan I look forward to her we...
I have been a true Patricia Cornwell fan for years looking forward to every release. Not only was "At Risk" disappointing for it's lack of content it was disappointing to see Cornwell wrote it as a vehicle for an angry political agenda. As a fan I look forward to her well developed characters and plots and lately both have seemed tired. I will wait to see reviews before I buy her next novel.

posted by read4funAZ on July 9, 2009

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  • Posted June 26, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    At Risk, Not

    I'll stick to Kay S.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    An enjoyable audiobook

    Whenever we travel we bring audiobooks to pass the time. The last Patricia Cornwell book I thought was a rehash of several others. I read most of her books and I enjoy her plots. I thought this book new and refreshing. I am looking forward to development of her character Win Garano. I will definitely buy the next book of this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2009

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    I always enjoy Patricia Cornwell

    I always read the latest Patricia Cornwell even if the circle of characters aren't as appealing as they used to be. It seems as if Dr. Scarpatta's personal life just isn't as interesting as before. But the storyline and plot are always worth the read.

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  • Posted October 9, 2008

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    IT WAS NOT HER BEST

    I LOVE PATRCIA CORNWELL AND ALL HER BOOKS BUT THIS IN PATICULAR I DIDNT FIND THAT INTERESTING IT WAS HONESTLY A LIL BORING

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    What happened to Patricia?

    Unlike some of your readers, I loved 'Predator'. My husband I listed to the audio book when returning to Ohio from Florida. I've also been a big fan of the Kay Scarpetta books. I was tremendously disappointed with 'At Risk'. Not what I was expecting at all. Not interesting, not fun, not believeable, and either insipid or nasty characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2008

    Just So-So

    I have always enjoyed Patricia Cornwell's books but I cannot say the same about 'At Risk.' Not one of her best by far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2006

    WINSTON GARANO MORE DETAILS PLEASE

    AN AVID READERI LIKED THE CHARACTERS WIN,SYKES,NANA,I FELT SHE SHOULD HAVE DEVELOPED THEM MORE I DIDN'T REALLY CARE FOR MONIQUE LAMONT. THE STORY WASN'T GREAT BUT I FEEL SHE COULD HAVE DONE MUCH MORE WITH THE ORIGINAL IDEA.I READ ALL HER BOOKS UNTIL SHE KILLED OFF BENTON. SEEING HIS FACE..WELL IF YOU READ THE STORY YOU KNOW.

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