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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    so-so

    Easy read, but not a real grabber

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2007

    One of the Best Books this year

    I'm a writer as well as an avid reader and I am not easily impressed. This book impressed the heck out of me. I have been eagerly awaiting the release of LOST GIRLS, a follow up to Doherty's excellent BODYGUARD OF LIES, for so long that I was beginning to worry it would never live up to my expectations. This book goes so far above and beyond what I was hoping for, I am almost speechless. Almost. This book could as easily have been titled 'Lost Men,' as it is, in part, a story of men who were lost -- betrayed and abandoned by their government to endure the physical torture and mental anguish of captivity, and who lost themselves and a part of their humanity as a result. The plot is complicated, with some twists that even I didn't see coming, and I almost always see them coming. Yet it is not so complex as to be incomprehensible -- a common flaw of other, less brilliantly conceived offerings in this genre -- because there is such logic and clarity in the writing. The characters are at once incredible and believable. They are portrayed with an understated confident authority that comes from first-hand knowledge, something that is evident throughout this book. Doherty conveys a deep understanding of the complexities of human nature and the psychology of both perpetrator and victim. From plot to character to everything else that goes into a book -- dialog, pacing, conflict, escalation of tension -- Doherty gets all of it right while telling a fascinating story that is as entertaining and compelling as it is thought-provoking a story that will stay with you long after you've read it. Quite simply, LOST GIRLS is one of the best books, of any genre, that I have ever read. And I've read a lot of books. Robert Doherty (aka Bob Mayer, who collaborated with Jenny Crusie on the recently released and also superb AGNES & THE HITMAN) is one of those select few writers whose talent is such that his name on the cover, either name, is all you need to know. It's rare to find an author who is an 'auto buy' -- don't miss out on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2007

    A Must Read

    Lost Girls is probably the best book I've read all year. Every character in this book, from the good guys, to the bad guys, to the victims, leap off the page. You feel what they feel. You think what they think. There were moments I found my heart racing, near panic. Other times I was holding my breath. Followed by a moment where I had to take in a deep breath as my jaw it the floor and I thought, 'wow, what is going to happen next'. Bob Mayer has proven he is a master of developing deep, three-dimensional characters that draws the reader in and never lets go. The characters and their stories are more than interesting, they are compelling. Add a series of plot twist and turns and you have a thriller that will take you a ride, never giving you the opportunity to be disappointed. The story is as strong as it's characters. That is a unbeatable combination. Kick-ass would be a better world for it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2007

    Lost Girls

    This writer is incapable of delivering a dull or predictable tale, and LOST GIRLS is no exception. The weaponry and tactics are amazing and authoritative--and scary. The layers of deceit and betrayal kept me guessing, and I even felt bad for the bad guys. Well, the bad guys that caused the whole nasty, secret business to come to light. In LOST GIRLS Doherty has really found his power as a wordsmith as well as a storyteller. The writing is smooth and precise and enjoyable on a second read. 'First read is all about the story, and it rocks.' Yeehah! And, jolly good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    Lost Girls

    The bad guys may have a righteous beef, but they go so far that they grab the attention of The Cellar, a supersecret organization that keeps its hand on government agents who go over the boundaries, or over the edge, or just over, period. The Cellar has the most interesting cast of personnel I've ever seen. The constant attack-repel action, and the tension of worrying about the innocents sucked into the fray kept me engrossed from page one right through to the end. I hope this is the start of a series, because the characters of Neely, Gant, Mr. Nero and Hannah are some I'd like to read more about.

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