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The Private Patient (Adam Dalgliesh Series #14)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

A highly recommended read!

Beyond the well developed characters and the interesting plot line of this book, P.D. James is a truly talented writer and a joy to read. The book was mentally comfortable from page one to completion and I, personally, intend to begin a collection of her writings. I'm...
Beyond the well developed characters and the interesting plot line of this book, P.D. James is a truly talented writer and a joy to read. The book was mentally comfortable from page one to completion and I, personally, intend to begin a collection of her writings. I'm sorry it's taken so long for us to become acquainted. The "Private Patient" had its delightful share of twists and turns, but none so outrageous that the story didn't have a natural flow that allowed me to personally assist Commander Adam Dalgliesh throughout his investigation. Once begun...I found it difficult to put this down...and found myself rushing to complete my daily chores so I could rejoin the investigation.

posted by Nutmeg-Anne on March 9, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not the best of P.D. James

I love P.D James. I love the way she transforms mystery into a literary experience, but having said that, this latest book is not her best. It is still a wonderful read, but the plot is not as compelling as her other books. I found that I quickly forgot the book after r...
I love P.D James. I love the way she transforms mystery into a literary experience, but having said that, this latest book is not her best. It is still a wonderful read, but the plot is not as compelling as her other books. I found that I quickly forgot the book after reading it.

posted by 1025131 on February 23, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2010

    This was the most boring and poorly written book I have ever read. I absolutely had to force myself to read it. No plot-no story line-the characters were boring and it just overall was a waste of money. I was extremely disappointed in this purchase.

    Don't buy it-its not worth the paper its printed on.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    book is slow

    really boring and slow

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    I have to say that this was the worst book i have ever read!!!

    I have to say that this was the worst book i have ever read!!! Had to force myself to finish it. The writing was horrible and so was the overall story. This was the first AND last book I will ever read from this author!!! Do not waste your time or money on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    The Private Patient

    Too wordy, too descriptive, no thrill

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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