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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2000

    Read Circles First

    Claire Montrose is a very appealing character. I recommend you read Circles of Confusion first -- it's great. This story is more serious than Circles, but moves well and Claire is still feisty and wonderful. Good work April.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2000

    Another Great Mystery with Clair Montrose

    I loved Circles of Confusion, Ms. Henry's first novel featuring Claire Montrose, and I loved Square in the Face every bit as much. This book is more serious and heartfelt in its themes than Circles and a little less romantic. The mystery is good, the suspense builds nicely, and I challenge you to find a more enjoyable sleuth than Claire. Anyone who is a fan of Sue Grafton will love this series. I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Exciting tale

    Claire was once a drone working in the Oregon Specialty License Plate Department. Her job was to approve vanity plates. When she received a special inheritance (see CIRCLE OF CONFUSION), she quit. Now, Claire only does things that interest her. At the moment, she searches for the daughter of a friend, Lori who gave away her child through the private adoption services of the infamous Bradford Clinic. <P>Lori¿s son suffers from leukemia and will probably need a bone marrow transplant. Lori, her husband, and their other son prove unsuitable matches. Claire quickly learns that Dr. Bradford wants to make money from his questionable placement service. Helping people in trouble is not important to the avarice healer. Claire checks into the clinic as a patient and finds a ledger that includes a page with the information Lori needs. Unfortunately there are many potential entries that could prove to be Lori¿s daughter. As the clock ticks, Claire desperately continues her inquiries to save a dying boy. <P>Claire goes way beyond what a person can expect of a friend. She proves just how big her heart really is by taking by taking risks that most people would refuse regardless of the bond. Thus, Claire makes the novel and the series with her deeply caring nature. April Henry surrounds her heroine with a heart-wrenching tale of a family in crisis inside the mystery. SQUARE IN THE FACE will appeal to amateur sleuth fans as well as those readers who enjoy a family drama. Ms. Henry has written a triumphant novel that will gain her much esteem from readers who relish the works of such notables like Adler and Plain. <P>Harriet Klausner

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