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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

A Taut, Compelling Page Turner

Having lost everything that matters to him, Billy Harper rents a cottage from the Whitcomb family in the upscale Connecticut town of New Canaan and attempts to put the pieces of his shattered life back together again. Resigned to going the rest of his life with an unfee...
Having lost everything that matters to him, Billy Harper rents a cottage from the Whitcomb family in the upscale Connecticut town of New Canaan and attempts to put the pieces of his shattered life back together again. Resigned to going the rest of his life with an unfeeling, frozen heart, Billy is in for quite the pleasant surprise when he meets Carolyn, the Whitcombs' four-year-old daughter, who encourages him to thaw out his heart and live again; however, a series of strange incidents soon convinces Billy that Carolyn is quite the "unnatural" being, and when a rogue military organization learns of her special abilities and attempts to use her for their own purposes, Billy is ultimately forced to put his renewed life on the line to save the little girl without whom he never would have regained it...

With a rich cast of characters and taut, compelling plotlines, Painless is a veritable page turner. Skillfully crafted by author Derek Ciccone, Painless chronicles the personal transformation of a man wounded by life who ultimately learns to trust, hope, and love again - only to be faced with having everything he fought so hard to regain be taken away from him. The damning prospect of repeating the cycle of painful loss is the last thing Billy wants to experience, and Ciccone draws the reader into the gripping internal struggle with which he contends to prevent lightning from striking twice in the same place.

With superb character development and riveting, escalating action, Painless is an all-engrossing read offering invaluable life lessons about the virtues of never giving up - no matter how difficult the roads we travel. An enjoyable literary treat.


Josee Morgan
Apex Reviews

posted by ApexReviews on July 7, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This book sort of has two separate plots going the whole time an

This book sort of has two separate plots going the whole time and it's pretty interesting how it all comes together. Billy has this bummer life and then meets the Whitcomb family and their daughter who is the age of four. The daughter, whose name is Carolyn, can't feel ...
This book sort of has two separate plots going the whole time and it's pretty interesting how it all comes together. Billy has this bummer life and then meets the Whitcomb family and their daughter who is the age of four. The daughter, whose name is Carolyn, can't feel pain. Some secret government agency who uses these people that don't feel pain for war and experiments and what not, seeks after Carolyn and Billy is the one who has to save her from them.
I found it a little unbelievable at first that the Whitcomb family just let their young daughter just go with this older man that didn't really have much interaction with the family up until the time that he spent with the daughter. Another thing that I found to be a little bit ridiculous in the story was that at one time Billy left Carolyn alone to chase after some guy that was trying to kidnap her? Who would do that?
All-in-all the book really wasn't bad there was just a few things that kind of bothered me or didn't make sense in in the story, two of which are mentioned above. Some people might find this to be an enjoyable read and for that reason I would recommend to someone who just needed another book. It was hard to put down at times but looking back it wasn't that spectacular. 3 stars.

posted by Jumpstream on March 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Lame

    Slow and full of errors

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    450 pages

    This book is 450 pages long. It is a disease, CIPA, which is genetic. People born with it can not feel pain. The grammer, editing and spelling are poor. The book was slow and seemed to drag on forever. After awhile, the harping on the precousious, five year old, little girl became annoying. This book is very violent. I read until page 177. When a 16 year old, young man doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire to save the little girl, I quit reading. Stable terminology, such as woman were dams, fathers stallions, children foals, really irratated me. This whole book is based on the little girl getting hurt, not feeling it, and trying to be kiddnapped by covert operatives, got old. For ages 18 and. I do not recommend this book. It is not chick lit and it made me sick to my stomach. I had to force myself to finish it.

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