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Posted August 4, 2013
Posted July 31, 2013
Posted July 31, 2013
Loved the unexpected twists and turns. Never knew what would happen next. Very good read. You'd think it would be boring then something exciting would happen.
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Posted May 7, 2014
When I was approached to read The Find, I was intrigued. What would I do if I didn't have any money and one of our boys was sick? Would I do something out of character and risk everything? Absolutely. No questions asked. I knew I needed to read this one and find out if the main character, Phoebe, would do the same thing.
The premise of The Find was interesting and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Everything that was happening on the pages was exciting, there's no doubt about that but sometimes, the story would just take a long, meandering loop around the action rather than just a straight shot. Now, this is fine sometimes, but I want things to surprise me. I want some of the action to happen so fast that my head spins! I think that it just needed to be a bit more direct at times.
The main character, Phoebe, was a bit of a conundrum for me. I mean, you know that she loves her girls but sometimes, she felt a bit detached from them. Her interactions with them were just not as heartfelt as I thought that they should be at times. And then when you get further into the story, there are times when she is this timid little mouse and then in the next breath, she's got this big brass pair and she's ready to take on the world. The shifts in her character were almost polar at times and for me, it read as disingenuous.
You know, the ending really made me enjoy the book that much more. The last portion of the book redeemed the novel for me (even though I still didn't get Phoebe) and made all the difference in the world. It was interesting, exciting, gripping and a bit romantic. I'm excited to see what else this author has in store for the future.
Posted March 1, 2014
The Find by Gregg Bell is a masterful story written with suspense that holds on to you until the very end!
The characters are twisted together in so many different ways that it keeps you wondering how it's going to end up. They are strong and strange and quirky and dangerous. I started reading and couldn't put it down until I reached the end.
Mr. Bell writes with a great deal of thought. The real-life situation of choosing what to do to help your family versus doing what you know is the right thing is a great conundrum that faces most parents during their life-time. That our heroine ultimately learned from her mistake was refreshing.
I'm looking forward to reading more of Mr. Bell's work. I heartily recommend The Find by Gregg Bell!
~Patricia, Room With Books~ © Feb 22, 2014
Posted October 12, 2013
Posted October 2, 2013
I was instantly hooked after the first 10 pages, but then it dragged on a little. I found some of the things Phoebe had to endure a little hard to believe. I had a tough time seeing how she went from a simple cleaning lady and mother of 2 to a street smart, pistol packing bad ass mama!! Her personality change was too drastic. I did, however, like that it took place in Chicago and the final showdown was actually in the suburb where I grew up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.