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Posted February 1, 2013
Posted January 1, 2012
fast and easy
Promissory Payback stars the intrepid detective, Jane Perry. I felt like this was a sort of Encyclopedia Brown for adults. (I may be dating myself here but if you missed Encyclopedia Brown as a child, you did miss out.) The clues are obvious and there is little emotional investment required of the reader but the writing is good, the case is interesting and the characters are likable. It's an easy read, there's lots of good irony and sarcasm and it's worth the half hour (OK maybe an hour) it takes to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 13, 2011
Catches you from the beginning
Promissory Payback is actually one of the shortest novels I've ever read. But that's nice, especially after reading The Lonely Polygamist and The Help. Just perfect for a rainy afternoon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It's a short crime story about detective Jane Perry. She's investigating the murder of Carolyn Handel, a woman so much hated that almost everyone that knows her could have killed her. Perry finds out that Handel is stealing money from people that trusted her and thought they were investing in real estate. Quite a motivation for murder.
So, less then 100 pages, It's a quick read, also due to the fact that the book is fast and fun to read. Dewey's writing style is fluid, sharp and descriptive, The story develops in a gripping pace, it catches you from the beginning but in the end it really lacks action and suspense. It wasn't that much of a brainteaser to understand who did it. Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading this novel.
Posted August 21, 2011
short to the point
This is a short direct to the point case forWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Detective Jane Perry, is called out on a murder case.
Caroyln Handle age 62 is found tied up and dead on her bed by lifetime friend Laura Abernathy. Turns out she was stealing money 50,000 for people to invest in condos in Mexico that did not exist.
Jane interviews Laura and learns about her robbing investers of their money and how their is 3 investers who lost money.
Jane interviews relative that was in LA at time of murder and who benefits from her death. Figures out who the three investers were. and solves the case.
You don't learn much about Jane except she is recovering acholic,smokes and swears. She did yoga but got kicked out for having her gun by excersie mat.
I think you might have learned more from a previous book. I wish she had more interactions than just the suspects so we could care about her.
I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
Posted March 10, 2013
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