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Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon Series #13)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Another book enjoyed!

I've read all of Nevada Barr's 'Anna Pigeon' books thus far and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The book had some different twists that had me turning the pages as fast as I could read. I only wish the main character hadn't been whisked away to a new park on her honeymoon...
I've read all of Nevada Barr's 'Anna Pigeon' books thus far and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The book had some different twists that had me turning the pages as fast as I could read. I only wish the main character hadn't been whisked away to a new park on her honeymoon. I liked the idea that Anna finally found a soul mate and would have liked to seen more of that side of the character. All in all, the book was a great read and I had a hard time putting it down.

posted by Anonymous on September 23, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed in this book

This book is not worth the money, so my suggestion is if you want to read, try to borrow it from a library don't waste your money on it. For one thing, there was too much violence in it that just did not make sense. The whole thing was a disaster for me.

posted by Anonymous on August 19, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2005

    NO MORE!

    No more 'wriggling' (she's not five years old, fer crissakes), no more stomach wrenching animal cruelty (it's enough that daily newspapers are full of the hateful reports - they don't seem to be slowing people down - UNLESS Anna can lead us toward a SOLUTION, please, no more), and, yes, a plot set in Death Valley - during the annual March Wisconsin Vietnam Veteran's Run, maybe? and with the Furnace Creek store returned to when it featured real silver jewelry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    pretty violent

    This was my first time reading Nevada Barr, and I am intrigued enough to look into some of her other books, but there were parts of this book that were pretty graphic and violent when it didn't seem necessary. I also felt that there were many parts of the story that were undeveloped (Anna's marriage, the background of the missing girls, etc). I know when I have a difficult time keeping track of characters that they must not be developed enough. I didn't feel convinced of Anna as being a character that I could identify with, but since other Nevada Barr books have gotten good reviews, I will try one more time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    She's a bit too victimized

    I wish that Anna Pigeon could make it through an adventure without getting attacked, beaten, stabbed, and mangled. Amazing that these old war wounds don't seem to bother her in the next adventure! I'd have preferred to hear more about her new cat (so...who was feeding the kitten she Anna was off getting pulverized?), more about married life other than the idyllic email with her husband (who's nearly nonexistent in this book). Anna's antagonists get more vile with each book, and their evil takes increasingly gruesome twists (crucified mice in this one). It was still enjoyable in a grim and gothic sort of way, but on balance wasn't as fun to read as some of her earlier books, and I found myself wanting to skip past the gory parts and get into some real action. The whole fundamentalist side trip didn't hang together very well with the villain, and I never did figure out why he was such a deviate. I doubt I'll pass this one along to anyone who lives alone and might get nightmares.

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