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One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Potpourri of Characters in a Mystery Novel

This tale opens with an incident of road rage, scary and all too real....but you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Here you are exposed to romance, mystery, greed, parenting, relationships, sickness and funny characters. The threads all weave together very n...
This tale opens with an incident of road rage, scary and all too real....but you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Here you are exposed to romance, mystery, greed, parenting, relationships, sickness and funny characters. The threads all weave together very nicely, even though you are doubtful any of what you are reading will relate to the mystery here. And, there are some memorable people you do not want to leave when the story ends. Jackson Brodie...a man who deals with his emotions and shares his thoughts and is also quite the crime fighter to boot. And my absolute favorite, Gloria Hatter who is manipulated by life itself and very slowly starts to realize what a victim she allowed herself to be. Her life becomes her focus when her husband becomes 'ill' under rather unpleasant circumstances and Gloria begins to see exactly what is terribly wrong in the world. The mystery is solved and you find yourself very intrigued when all the people scheduled for demise wind up in the same room with the killer...it would make a wonderful scene for a movie. And, the cherry on top of this wonderfully sweet treat is Gloria's renewal and growth and her take charge attitude for her future. Just absolutley delicious...Read this book.

posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2006

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

E-Book formatting is terrible

Para-graphs are bro-ken up; full of hyphens in the mid-dle of sen-tences; question marks lit-ter the pages ? in random spots...WHO IS ? PROOFING THE E-EDI-TIONS OF YOUR BOOKS, BARNES??? & NO-BLE?

posted by Farfel on August 11, 2010

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  • Posted September 17, 2010

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    too much back story and not enough plot

    The core plot was intriguing. Unfortunately, there was so much back story to flesh out the characters, it really seemed more like page fillers. I found myself skipping paragraphs just to get back to the main story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    Would not recommend

    Interesting twists and turns but a very disjointed book. Only grabbed me in the last 100 pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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