Love You to Death

Love You to Death

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by Gail Bowen
     
 

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Charlie D is the host of a successful late-night radio call-in show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal much about themselves, confident that he will honor their trust and that he can save them. In their minds, he is perfect: one of life's winners. But Charlie feels he's something of a fake. His easy confidence on-air

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Charlie D is the host of a successful late-night radio call-in show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal much about themselves, confident that he will honor their trust and that he can save them. In their minds, he is perfect: one of life's winners. But Charlie feels he's something of a fake. His easy confidence on-air belies the reality for a man born with a wine-colored birthmark that covers half his face.

Editorial Reviews

BookLinx
"This well-paced novel will appeal to readers who like humor, suspense and a believable mystery."
Ruth Argraves
"Suspenseful, has a great surprise, [and a] satisfying ending. I love mysteries and truly enjoyed this one. I highly recommend these Rapid Reads for those reluctant readers. They are short, fast paced, high interest and just what they need."
CM Magazine
"Bowen takes a concept and crafts a story that is tightly-paced and thoroughly gripping…The characters are swiftly drawn, but they aren't clichéd, and the dialogue is witty, gritty, and contemporary…Not only will appeal to high school students who have read their way through 'Orca Soundings' and want something a bit more challenging, but I am certain that Love You to Death will find an audience amongst capable readers who want and need a rapid read. Highly Recommended."
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media
"Leads you through a who-dun-it mystery…Will work well for the reader just wetting their appetite or specifically wanting a fast read."
Children's Literature - Jody Little
Radio personality Charlie Dowhanuik is known to his regular talk radio listeners as Charlie D. On his show, Charlie offers supportive advice to troubled listeners. When it is discovered that three of Charlie's regular listeners have died in the last few weeks, the producer of his show, Nova, and the police want Charlie to use his show to flush out the person responsible for the deaths. Using the topic of "Erotomania" for his show, Charlie begins to talk with his listeners about obsessive love and stalkers. When he receives a call from the mysterious Rani, her strange conversation makes Charlie and Nova suspicious. As calls come in, they follow Rani throughout the evening on the phone and on the radio airwaves. When the secret of Rani's double identity is discovered, both Charlie and Nova's lives become endangered. As part of the "Rapid Reads" series, this story is told within one evening, throughout a radio broadcast, and is packed with action and tension. Teens will enjoy the fast pace and the surprise character twist at the end. Reviewer: Jody Little

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554695010
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Rapid Reads
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
233,604
File size:
372 KB

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Meet the Author

Winner of both the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and the Derrick Murdoch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers of Canada, in 2008 Bowen was named Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist by Reader’s Digest. She was selected as one of The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors for a Library Unlimited reference book.

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Love You to Death 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
acorley84 More than 1 year ago
Love You To Death - Solid Short Story For a more in depth review, please visit my blog, Chorley Chronicals!!  I had actually only requested The Thirteenth Rose, on Audiobook Jukebox, not really know that first off, it was part of a series, let alone book 4 in the series, and secondly that it was a short story! Much to my surprise, when I received the email from the Publisher, they had told me that they included the whole series for my enjoyment, if I so desired, or I was more than welcome to only read the requested book, so immediately, I was impressed with the generosity of the Publisher, so I figured the least that I could do was listen to all of them if they were going to be kind enough to give them all to me, plus, all four of them put together wasn't as long as a typical audio book normally is, so I started with this book, Love You To Death. I have to be honest and tell you that given that I had never heard of the author before, and that they were all short stories, I really wasn't expecting much with the Charley D series, but I'll be the first to admit that I was pleasantly surprised with my listening experience! I enjoyed Charley D as a character and his late-night radio broadcase/talk show and thought that the narrator, Daniel Maté, portrayed Charlie D, exactly how I would have pictured him, so bravo Daniel Maté, BRAVO!!! For a short story, I think it was the perfect length to be able to convey the story that Gail Bowen was trying to get across! It was a great introduction into the life of Charlie D and his nighttime radio show. It was interesting enough to keep me listening and to make me want to move on to the second book in the series One Fine Day You're Gonna Die. Overall, I thought that this was a great short story with good character buildup and a good plot! I was impressed with how much I liked this short story! I definitely would have given this a 3.5 rating if it were available!