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The Secret Hour

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    fast paced mystery a good read!

    I like the author and this is a great mystery!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2005

    Be prepared to suspend your disbelief!

    I am not a frequent reader of romantic suspense, so maybe this is just characteristic of the genre, but I had a hard time with the number of coincidences upon which the plot depends. Too many people just happen to be in the critical places at the critical times for my tastes. Some serious topics are addressed, such as the role of defending guilty supects in our concepts of justice, and the impact crime has on the families of victims. These topics are handled well, if a little preachy. But the romatic angle clouds them and keeps the book firmly in the realm of lightweight entertainment fiction, in my mind. What would John's reaction to the victim's family have been if the scruffy-looking brother had sought his help instead of the attractive and available sister? Even John's pillar-of-integrity father acknowledges that John's lapse is understandable in light of how appealing the young woman is. Love, family values, and judicial integrity are important, but it seems to be sex appeal that drives the main character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    Texas Reader

    FINALLY - my feeling when finished reading this book. A good storyline, good characters, but much, too much 'filler' paragraphs to 'get through' to follow the basic story!!! I will give Ms. Rice another chance to prove she continues to write exciting, interesting novels!!!

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