Coincidence Detection

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Jane is a private investigator specializing in missing persons, but considers reading her true passion. She reads at every opportunity and her choice of books is eclectic. Over the course of time she has noticed that whatever she happens to be reading parallels her life. Her husband says this is just coincidence, to which Jane responds that keeping an open mind in order to detect and use these coincidences helps her solve cases. Jane is just starting to read a new book, Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook," when...
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Overview

Jane is a private investigator specializing in missing persons, but considers reading her true passion. She reads at every opportunity and her choice of books is eclectic. Over the course of time she has noticed that whatever she happens to be reading parallels her life. Her husband says this is just coincidence, to which Jane responds that keeping an open mind in order to detect and use these coincidences helps her solve cases. Jane is just starting to read a new book, Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook," when she is hired to find a missing girl. In this, Jane's first recorded case, she decides to conduct an experiment to demonstrate to herself, and to her doubting husband, that her coincidence detection theory is valid.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435712430
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 3/26/2008
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    346 pages

    This free book was 346 pages long. It was not what I excpected. I thought it would be a fun, happy type of mystery. It was not. The main character, private investigator, Jane compared and contrasted a woman's lib book from the 1950s with her modern day missing person case. Needless to say, from my one star rating, this didn't go over very well with me. There was no paranormal shennegans of any type. ( thank goodness) this book was extremely well edited, it did not have a murder, sex or cursing. There was date rape, but without details. This other than a couple of bonks on the head was all the violence. Mostly this book was about the empowerment of women, past and present and revenge of various sorts. The book comparisions could have been left out, for a much more enjoyable, concise read. Some events are so unbelivable, they made me laugh and think you have got to be kidding me. As written, this novel was inane and boring. The conclusion is very predictable and does not have any bite. I did like the husband/ wife dynamics though. The two are partners without the fighting, leaving, pouting and bossiness present in most fiction telationships these days. Readers ages 16 and up could read this novel, but it really is not worth the effort in my opinion.

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    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Really good

    I would like to read more from this series

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Ok

    Comparing to another book was odd and distracting. Could easily have left the other book references out and hsd a good tight investigation..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Ok

    Comparing her case to a book & constant insertions of the book lost my interest.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Quick and interesting read.

    This was a very good book with excellent character development and relevant issues. Viewpoint was interesting for user vs. Used conflict.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards: "There

    Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards:

    "There's a rich tradition of mystery novels where with a heroine, & even a ones where the heroine is a reader or where she has some kind of special powers that help fuel her career.
     Here we get it all and it's hard not to like the ways in which these coincidences are presented or constructed.
     Though it seems like the story gets off to a slow start, really it's all important backdrop to better understand Jane & how she's come to think about her life & her insight.
     The reading throughout is compelling & well-paced, & really focuses on building action in a way that motivates the reader.
     In addition to Jane, George is another character that really seems to be well-realized, fully alive.  His actions & talk all seem pitch-perfect.  
    Chapter 11 is a highlight where the author really is able to balance dialogue with character and information that pushes the plot forward but not in a heavy handed way.
     Like so much about this book, it's handled gracefully and keeps the reader embroiled in the world being created page after page."

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    Posted October 2, 2013

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