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This Doesn't Happen in the Movies

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Great read!

What a great story! Renee captures the feeling of the old film noire detective films and brings it in to the modern world. Reed is charming and witty and has a sense of decency, just like Bogie in The Big Sleep, Reed's favorite movie.

The book is filled with all th...
What a great story! Renee captures the feeling of the old film noire detective films and brings it in to the modern world. Reed is charming and witty and has a sense of decency, just like Bogie in The Big Sleep, Reed's favorite movie.

The book is filled with all the right characters: Reed, the gumshoe detective; Amanda, the rich femme fatale; Cal, Reed's go to right hand man; the Goofball Brothers, just a couple of guys without a clue but willing to do anything; and then the villains - the X Women.

I love how Reed starts out excited he has a real case only to quickly realize it might be something just out of his expertise. He is determined to se it through to the end. The plot takes several twists and quickly escalates to a great conclusion. The characters are well developed and fully believable. Amanda first appears as the weak rich wife looking for her missing husband. We soon see her as a bored, rich housewife who was tired of her husband cheating on her - and now he's missing. Cal is a great right hand man. He has all the techno gadgets to hack in to any system. He is a recluse who borders on agoraphobic. And then there are the Goofball Brothers, three brothers who live downstairs - two of which aren't quite the brightest bulbs in the bunch.

You have drama, suspense and comedy mixed in to one great story. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good read.

posted by kmusings on April 11, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A Not bad

Amusing. Not too many twists and turns like the Philip Marlow story it wants to be,but worth a read.

posted by 11826078 on April 4, 2014

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    A PI book with humor

    I liked this book a lot its got a good mystery many good twists and turns. Ms. Pawlish has a great since of humor too.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Ms

    Good mystery. No porn. Recommend it.

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  • Posted May 31, 2014

    Loved the story line and characters!

    Loved the story line and characters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    The best book

    Great love story with suspence and is garenteed to kep you on the edg of you seet!!love yal bailey bug

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Great book jmm44

    Once you get into this book--- you won't want to put it down. Can you believe a wife would go to these lengths to "get even" with her husband?????

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