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I Shall Not Want (Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Series #6)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Awesome series...must read

I could not put it down. I read the whole series, but this last one is so far the best of all. Clare and Russ grow on you like fictional characters rarely do. I found this author by chance and she will be one of my favorites for a long time! Can't wait for the next inst...
I could not put it down. I read the whole series, but this last one is so far the best of all. Clare and Russ grow on you like fictional characters rarely do. I found this author by chance and she will be one of my favorites for a long time! Can't wait for the next installment.

posted by redz74 on February 3, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

To Thee I Pledge

I Shall Not Want gets off to a slow start and I thought I wouldn¿t be able to complete the book but I enjoy the characters Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne and Rev. Clare Fergusson so much I decided to stick with it and I¿m glad I did. I waited a long time for I Shall Not ...
I Shall Not Want gets off to a slow start and I thought I wouldn¿t be able to complete the book but I enjoy the characters Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne and Rev. Clare Fergusson so much I decided to stick with it and I¿m glad I did. I waited a long time for I Shall Not Want because it¿s a follow up to All Mortal Flesh which I thoroughly enjoyed. Three quarters through the book it started resembling Russ and Clare¿s other adventures.

posted by Anonymous on August 30, 2008

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    I love the Clare Fergusson series--accidentally discovered the f

    I love the Clare Fergusson series--accidentally discovered the first one and was hooked. I've read all of them so far except the seventh, which is waiting on my Nook, and once I start them, I read them almost straight through in a day or so. The books usually move along very quickly and offer suspense and well-rounded characters. This one has been the best of all in terms of the tension/interest between Russ and Clare, but there is one aspect of of the book that drove me crazy--it has to do with the lack of proof-reading and research. The story deals with Spanish-speaking people, yet there are several glaring mistakes in the Spanish. If an author puts words/expressions in a foreign language, the very MINIMUM readers should be able to expect from that author is correctness. Example: "BuenOS noches." Spanish adjectives agree with their nouns--it should be "BuenAS noches." (And the character who actually uses this incorrect Spanish in the book is Hispanic!) Russ speaks a couple of times about not "caring" what another character said. He uses the expression, "No cuido." Cuido means "to take care of", not "to care about." He should say, "No me importa." These are basic beginning Spanish grammar easily checked, and the errors were definitely annoying, at least for me. It's like people who write about someone putting on her "leotards" rather than her leotard (singular, unless you layer one over the other, which would be a very uncomfortable fit), when simple proofing/checking with someone who knows could avoid this!

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Another fine offering from Spencer-Fleming

    The author has a nice touch for dialog and characters. She effectively evokes small town America. Her characters are well-developed and interesting. The dialog is crisp and never tedious. This book ends on a positive note, but still makes us look forward to the next novel in the series.
    All in all Spencer-Fleming is a good author who turns out a very readable novel.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    engaging character driven police procedural

    In Miller¿s Kill, New York, Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson and Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne remain in shock over the death of his wife Linda (see ALL MORTAL FLESH). Out of respect for the dead and lingering guilt over their feelings for one another, though both remain strongly attracted to each other, Clare and Russ avoid one another. --- Their grief and guilt are interrupted when an unknown vigilante team assaults a van loaded with Mexican migrant farm workers. Russ investigates the nasty incident with Clare assisting him as he believes her presence as a woman and a minister might enable him to get the migrant workers to open up otherwise he faces a wall of silence as Mexican workers do not trust law enforcement in these times of harassment. Soon other Latinos are murdered leaving the cop and the preacher to wonder if a war on foreigners has come to Upstate New York. --- The latest Fergusson and Van Alstyne tale continues the complicated and convoluted relationship made exponentially even more complex by the haunting spectral memory of Linda each feels they betrayed her by their feelings for one another. Although the plot takes improbable spins, the exciting look at foreign migrant workers is timely. Fans of the series will enjoy this character driven entry. --- Harriet Klausner

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