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Cold Hit (Alexandra Cooper Series #3)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    So-so

    It's better than Likely to Die and slightly less well-written as Final Jeopardy. The plot here is pretty good and fairly believable. As usual, she spices it up with humorous or dramatic anecdotes unrelated to the central plot but based on real-life, on-the-job situations that really add credibility and flavor to the book. Her writing style is solid. My knocks on Feinstein are these (and the same is true with her other books, of the three I've read): 1) Her plots are needlessly convoluted. She tries to spin a seamless yarn in which no one can guess the perpetrator, as a good mystery should do. But she confuses issues when she doesn't have to and has characters seemingly deliberately miss certain points as if she's trying to steer the reader away from something. It gets irritating. I can usually tell precisely what she's trying to avoid me seeing by virtue of her trying to avoid it so obviously. 2) Her books suffer from the usual chick-lit malady - too much description of what each character is wearing, what restaurants they're going to, what they're ordering, whom they're dating, what their relationship with their mother is, etc. Whenever Feinstein gets into anything more than brief interactions between the main character, Alex Cooper, and whatever flavor of the month she's dating, I skip the entire part and move on. I don't appear to miss anything when I do. 3) Her dialogue can be very stilted. She's trying to nail 'cop-speak,' which you'd think she'd know well. But it comes off as hackneyed and actually kind of lame. At one point Detective Mike Chapman refers to a woman's mouth as her 'puss.' I laughed out loud and thought Fairstein was suddenly writing a period piece with detectives from the 1950's. I know cops. They don't talk like they just fell off the set of the original Dragnet TV show. In all, she's worth a look. I just wouldn't invest a huge amount of anticipation in what you're going to read. There are much better cops/crime/detective mystery writers out there.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    check it out.

    Linda Fairstein writes wonderful stories. However, the editing was terrible. There are misspelled words, no spaces between some of the words and the font changed occassionally. It took me more time to read this book beacause of all the errors.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Alec has a weakness

    I enjoy the Alec Cooper novels but for a very smart lady she gets herself into DUMB situations to find thr PERP Im not going to read any more of her books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    GREAT READ!!!!

    I have read Linda Fairstein before and really enjoy her books. This one is typical of her, a real page turner and suspenseful to the end!! I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2011

    typos, typos, typos

    This is an enjoyable book in a good series, but the typos in the NOOK Book edition are extremely annoying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Read the blurb and then the sample

    The trouble with gritty it is bad for the teeth if left in spinach and leeks if you read the first in series you would not have bothered with the blurb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Always a fun read

    Love all her books

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