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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    Slow Start

    While this novel started off very slow, it eventually turned into a decent book- not great by any stretch of the imagination, but fairly decent.
    One major problem the book had was that chapter one was inserted in the wrong place and the story opened in the wrong place, which was seriously confusing. Don't these people check for things like that? It was a huge blunder that affects the story a lot.
    Also, it was clear what had happened way before the story ended but the main character Evelyn James as well as the police were portrayed as too dumb to figure it out. I am sure most readers will be frustrated by their inability to see what is right in ftont of them. The author shouldn't have made it so obvious so early.
    Will I read another in this series? Not sure. This one was a bit of a drag for too long. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Good mysteries

    This is the second mystery by Elizabeth Becka that I've read. While not the best mystery I've ever read, it is well worth the effort.

    One warning! In my copy, the text starts with Chapter 2. Chapter 1 shows up between Chapters 9 and 10. I didn't realize that until I found Chapter 1 as the next chaper, having read Chapters 2-9. Your copy may not have this glitch, but check before you start reading.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

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    Worthy Forensic Follow-up to Trace Evidence.

    We were introduced to Cleveland Medical Examiner Evelyn James in Trace Evidence. Readers like her because she is an Everywoman just trying to raise her teen daughter, pursue a new relationship, and do her job to the best of her ability. The fact that her job involves a whole lot of scooping up dead people, well, that just makes Evelyn more interesting and presumably provides her with some scintillating stories at cocktail parties. This book involves the murder of a young wife in a high rise and if elevators give you the screaming meemies - one of my personal rings of Hell involves an elevator forever jolting between 2 floors, never quite allowing you to escape at either one - then the finale of this one will give you sweaty nightmares. Becka uses Cleveland as almost another character in a fashion similar to the mother/daughter mystery team of P.J. Tracy.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Readers will like this forensic police tale

    Cleveland Medical Examiner Evelyn James knows her life is full between work and her personal relationships. A single mom Evelyn struggles not to murder her glowering teenage daughter Angel and tries to separate her romance with homicide detective David Milaski from their work together.------------- The current case involves the murder of twenty-eight years old affluent Grace Markham in her locked apartment inside a secure building. Not too long after the homicide, Metro General Hospital ER Doctor Bailey calls her at two in the morning because someone assaulted her friend Marissa Gonzalez, who lives in the same building as Grace did. Another similar homicide occurs. Evelyn, David and his partner, Bruce Riley investigate trying to find the link between the victims at a time the case load starting with the Lake Erie underwater explosion affirms to Evelyn that twenty-four hours is not enough time in a day.-------------- The anti Kay Scarpetta 'personality that is', Evelyn holds this strong police procedural together. The story line is fast-paced from the onset as Evelyn and the police team look for clues at the Markham crime scene and never slows down even when she investigate the Lake Erie explosion while almost crapping in her underwear out of fear. Readers will like this forensic police tale and seek Evelyn¿s previous appearance 'see TRACE EVIDENCE'.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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