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Bet You Can'T... Find Me!

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

This is one of those books that will keep you up way past your b

This is one of those books that will keep you up way past your bedtime. It's a first-rate, page-turning thriller with a twisty, complex plot, interesting characters, AND intriguing themes. This book held me enthralled until the very last page. I highly recommend it.

posted by Donna_Fasano on June 19, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I couldn't help but roll my eyes through this book. I bought the

I couldn't help but roll my eyes through this book.
I bought the book because it sounded like an interesting plot with potentially interesting characters. What I got was a book that seems like a quick first draft, an outline—there are no fleshed out characters (I ...
I couldn't help but roll my eyes through this book.
I bought the book because it sounded like an interesting plot with potentially interesting characters. What I got was a book that seems like a quick first draft, an outline—there are no fleshed out characters (I don't care for them, nor their fate in the end), the plot has too many holes and is filled with convenient happenstances, mainly revolving around the psychic’s abilities; to me it felt like a convenient way for the author to explain stuff.
I had to read the prologue twice just to (kind of) understand what was going on as there wasn’t much description of setting or people; it was almost as if the author left out the key parts to “keep the reader guessing.” Also, if you’re using foreign language, it’s supposed to be italicized. Having to flip to the back of a book, especially on an ebook, is really distracting. It takes you out of the story in a bad way.
There were chapters that should have been unfolding from the protagonist’s POV but were instead written from the POV of secondary characters to conceal plot development. And when important things, BIG plot things, were going to happen to the main character (or the main character was going to make a big decision), the author switched to a secondary character’s POV, preventing the reader from being “with” the main character during these critical moments. As a reader I felt cheated and as a writer, I was horrified. I would never switch from my main characters POV at critical scenes just to “keep secret” what the main character was planning to do.
I was grateful this was such a short book. The author skipped out of Catherine’s POV in those moments when readers should want to be with her most—for example, when she leaves the others at the hotel in New Orleans, or when she goes down the ‘rebirth tunnel’ or whatever it was called. Instead, we get summarized paragraphs/different POV scenes of what happened or retrospective conversations of the things she had seen in the tunnel. I would have rather been with Catherine, feeling/seeing those memories rather than being told about them later—again, I felt very cheated!
And Rosetta? Wow… not original at all (the author even mentions Garcia from Criminal Minds). I got sick of the cookie bit real quick. And towards the end when she’s left the two people who could possibly protect her, when she knows that they believe her employer could be a killer looking for her, she giggles and wants to sing Girls Just Want to Have Fun? What? Really? That’s absurd if you ask me.
I don’t know how much, if any, research was done on the FBI and Police protocols and rules/regulations, but I found it all very unbelievable. I found most of the dialogue boring and clichéd and when the FBI agent and the cop wanted to beat each other up, the one guy gets in a single slug and then they decide to eat steak and drink beer? “WHAT?” I shouted this at the gym, eliciting a few odd glances and snickers.
I found this book so full of clichés I started expecting them, even guessing them, playing psychic myself. It was peppered with cheesy flirting and unbelievable relationships and predictable plot twists. Had the author taken a bit more time to flesh out the characters, giving them a background, a history, a sense of life before this, and had she stayed with the character of Catherine through the whole book instead of switching up POV so often to secondary characters to keep the reader “guessing,” it could have been better.

posted by 3291922 on August 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    I couldn't help but roll my eyes through this book. I bought the

    I couldn't help but roll my eyes through this book.
    I bought the book because it sounded like an interesting plot with potentially interesting characters. What I got was a book that seems like a quick first draft, an outline—there are no fleshed out characters (I don't care for them, nor their fate in the end), the plot has too many holes and is filled with convenient happenstances, mainly revolving around the psychic’s abilities; to me it felt like a convenient way for the author to explain stuff.
    I had to read the prologue twice just to (kind of) understand what was going on as there wasn’t much description of setting or people; it was almost as if the author left out the key parts to “keep the reader guessing.” Also, if you’re using foreign language, it’s supposed to be italicized. Having to flip to the back of a book, especially on an ebook, is really distracting. It takes you out of the story in a bad way.
    There were chapters that should have been unfolding from the protagonist’s POV but were instead written from the POV of secondary characters to conceal plot development. And when important things, BIG plot things, were going to happen to the main character (or the main character was going to make a big decision), the author switched to a secondary character’s POV, preventing the reader from being “with” the main character during these critical moments. As a reader I felt cheated and as a writer, I was horrified. I would never switch from my main characters POV at critical scenes just to “keep secret” what the main character was planning to do.
    I was grateful this was such a short book. The author skipped out of Catherine’s POV in those moments when readers should want to be with her most—for example, when she leaves the others at the hotel in New Orleans, or when she goes down the ‘rebirth tunnel’ or whatever it was called. Instead, we get summarized paragraphs/different POV scenes of what happened or retrospective conversations of the things she had seen in the tunnel. I would have rather been with Catherine, feeling/seeing those memories rather than being told about them later—again, I felt very cheated!
    And Rosetta? Wow… not original at all (the author even mentions Garcia from Criminal Minds). I got sick of the cookie bit real quick. And towards the end when she’s left the two people who could possibly protect her, when she knows that they believe her employer could be a killer looking for her, she giggles and wants to sing Girls Just Want to Have Fun? What? Really? That’s absurd if you ask me.
    I don’t know how much, if any, research was done on the FBI and Police protocols and rules/regulations, but I found it all very unbelievable. I found most of the dialogue boring and clichéd and when the FBI agent and the cop wanted to beat each other up, the one guy gets in a single slug and then they decide to eat steak and drink beer? “WHAT?” I shouted this at the gym, eliciting a few odd glances and snickers.
    I found this book so full of clichés I started expecting them, even guessing them, playing psychic myself. It was peppered with cheesy flirting and unbelievable relationships and predictable plot twists. Had the author taken a bit more time to flesh out the characters, giving them a background, a history, a sense of life before this, and had she stayed with the character of Catherine through the whole book instead of switching up POV so often to secondary characters to keep the reader “guessing,” it could have been better.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Sucks

    This thing sucks

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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