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Sleight of Hand

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I love Phillip Margolin¿s books and can¿t resist his Dana Cutle

I love Phillip Margolin’s books and can’t resist his Dana Cutler stories.

This book starts out with what seems to be two separate, unrelated stories. Although both were interesting, I kept wondering how they would come together.

One story involves Dana Cutler who is...
I love Phillip Margolin’s books and can’t resist his Dana Cutler stories.

This book starts out with what seems to be two separate, unrelated stories. Although both were interesting, I kept wondering how they would come together.

One story involves Dana Cutler who is a private investigator hired to track down a stolen relic that turns out to be a dead end. When she returns to Virginia, Dana becomes involved in the second story that involves the murder of Carrie Blair just days before she would receive millions of dollars from her husband Horace according to the terms of their prenuptual agreement and he is charged with her murder. In a series of twists and turns, Margolin pulls the two seemingly unrelated incidences together. The two cases turn out to have a common thread and Dana is pitted against Horace Blair's defense attorney Charles Benedict. Dana uncovers evidence that Horace may have been framed for the murder, but Benedict blocks her attempts to get the answers she needs. This story gets really suspenseful when Dana becomes a target of the real killer as she hunts for the truth.

Margolin creates a masterful book and captivates readers from the first page. This novel was very well written and the storyline was intricately put together. The character development in this story is quite in depth. You get to know a great deal about the main characters, their lives, and their histories.

Sleight of Hand is very well set up. It progresses in a logical fashion from beginning to end while keeping the reader completely captivated with the many different twists found in the story. As usual, I was impressed with Margolin’s ability to take multiple storylines and complex characters and bring them together in a way that held my attention.

posted by Joey44 on July 29, 2013

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I quit reading this when the multi millionaire (or billionaire)

I quit reading this when the multi millionaire (or billionaire) called an attorney who had admitted to having an affair with his wife. Said attorney is a professional hit man who panics and shoots said wife, then proceeds to blame millionaire husband. I would think th...
I quit reading this when the multi millionaire (or billionaire) called an attorney who had admitted to having an affair with his wife. Said attorney is a professional hit man who panics and shoots said wife, then proceeds to blame millionaire husband. I would think the husband, being a millionaire, would have an army of legal counsel on retainer. But to choose the man who admits to cheating with your wife? I'm sure I would have many more complaints, but that was as far as I got in the book. I won't even mention when Benedict switched evidence in the courtroom.

Please! people are paying good money to read a good book. This book is totally unbelievable. If you must read it, get it from the library.

posted by thriftyreader on September 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    I quit reading this when the multi millionaire (or billionaire)

    I quit reading this when the multi millionaire (or billionaire) called an attorney who had admitted to having an affair with his wife. Said attorney is a professional hit man who panics and shoots said wife, then proceeds to blame millionaire husband. I would think the husband, being a millionaire, would have an army of legal counsel on retainer. But to choose the man who admits to cheating with your wife? I'm sure I would have many more complaints, but that was as far as I got in the book. I won't even mention when Benedict switched evidence in the courtroom.

    Please! people are paying good money to read a good book. This book is totally unbelievable. If you must read it, get it from the library.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Read sample that was enough

    Re chess for kids it was gin rummy and poker and monopoly that interested kids and they learned to count which is next to bridge for memory and score keeping mom

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    great author

    Good reading absolutely!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

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