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Credo's Hope

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Quick, easy read

    Nice, but simple plot. Easy to read, but not much substance. Characters are not complicated, so easy to follow if you only get to read a few pages at a time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down. It held my attention from start to finish. Without hesitation, I will buy #2 in the series, Credo's Legacy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    Definitely an author to keep an eye on!

    I will gladly shout from the rooftops about how much I enjoyed this book. From page one I was interested in the story and the characters, and couldn't wait to read more. Wolfe was smart and bold, and felt incredibly genuine. Perfect reactions, I'd say she was one of the best, real feeling characters I've read in, well.. maybe ever. I was struck by how accurate Wolfe's police career was portrayed, only to find out the author not only works on the police force, but also offers tips on her blog for authors that want to write accurate police characters. For readers who enjoy comparing characters and book series, I found some similarities between Wolfe and Stephanie Plum, though Stephanie relies almost entirely on luck, and Wolfe has the brains and the guts to solve the case.

    I loved the plot, and the mystery was well thought out, with just enough little hints along the way so the ending was a pleasant surprise (I never expected that one!), but not a huge, out-of-left-field kind of shock. My favorite part? When Wolfe's supervisor, Kate, assigned Wolfe to on-call duty as "punishment" for going against her orders. Talk about some great revenge! But you'll just have to read it and find out why. The only issue that made me stumble when reading "Credo's Hope" was the abundance of side characters. While they weren't technically all necessary, they did add a lot to the story, and I was grateful for their presence. There was an occasion or two where a name was mentioned and I forgot who that was, but generally the context was enough for me to pick it up right away.

    Recommendation: Definitely recommended! Fans of Procedural/Police fiction and Mysteries will absolutely love "Credo's Hope." I'm not a huge mystery person (just an occasional fan) but this book had me hooked from page one, literally.

    Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE (5/5). Definitely a winning book. The story and characters felt so incredibly real and genuine. Excellent novel, definitely a series and author to watch!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    A great read! Simple, but straight forward plot with lots of act

    A great read! Simple, but straight forward plot with lots of action. It is nice to have such strong female characters, with substance and great relationships. The dialogue is smart, witty and full of fun banter. For me, I couldn't put the book down. I live in Tucson so it was fun to have all the local references. I am ready for the next installment.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

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    Another Good Book from Alison Naomi Holt!

    Credo's Hope is a light read surrounding the life of a female detective named Alex Wolfe. Alex is quite a character, she's funny and gets herself into a lot of sticky situations. In this book she happens to find herself investigating a closed case that was actually closed by a Captain in the Police Department. As you can imagine that didn't sit too well with him.

    The story was on the lighthearted side. Definitively not what I was expecting after having read her previous novel, The Door at the Top of the Stairs. In fact, I kind of wish I could go back and read Credo's Hope prior to reading her other book because I think I may have ended up enjoying it more without having the comparison.

    After reading both books I can say that the Author really knows how to tell a story! You'd be happy with any selection from this Author.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Very good read.

    Funny, bullheaded Detective Alex Wolfe is a hoot. She reminds me a little of the Stephanie Plum character (without the foul language) by always getting herself in scrapes along with her friend Megan. There are cases to solve and a slobbering dog to train, while trying to stay out of trouble with her boss.
    I bought the second book before I was finished the first. Buy it, you won't be sorry.

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