The Gauguin Connection [NOOK Book]

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Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst.

As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.

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The Gauguin Connection

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Overview

Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst.

As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.

It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045687676
  • Publisher: Estelle Ryan
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,045
  • File size: 443 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Not what I expected

    The premise of the book is good. The main character could have been very interesting and dynamic. However, she comes across annoying and unlikable at times. The author packs too much information into some aspects and not enough into others. She also beats the reader over the head with the main characters proclivities. I was intrigued by some scenes and bored to tears by others. Not the most enjoyable read, and I probably won't continue the series.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Different! The main character is different from most books prot

    Different!

    The main character is different from most books protagonists. It made for an interesting read, also a fast one. I enjoyed Genevieve's different thinking patterns, the relationships between the characters and the well-developed mystery. I bought the second book and hope it will be as great as this one.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I picked this book up in the free section. I have read good book

    I picked this book up in the free section. I have read good books and I would categorize this as a great book!  The character of Dr. Lenard is amazing and I give incredible credit to the author in writing her so well.  Her spectrum disorder is believable and makes her interesting. Other reviews find her difficult but her character makes the book intriguing. I would highly recommend it. It is a great book for the beach or a rainy day.
     I had a hard time putting it done once started. I think many will find it an enjoyable read.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2013

    Art, Computers, and International Crime

    nook book If you like really long books--over 900 pages--this one is for you. I felt that the story could have been told more succinctly. It is told in the first person by Genevieve Lenard, a researcher, who suffers from a form of autism. She also is lacking in social skills. Young artists have been killed, paintings have been forged, and an organization needs to be prosecuted. Jen works for Philip, who introduces her to Manny, Two former criminals join the group, Colin and Vinnie, who becomes her bodyguard and live in cook. It started slowly, but did become interesting. This is too long to recommend for book group discussions. I might read another in the series, but not right away.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Estelle Ryan writes so well showing how some autistics' have poo

    Estelle Ryan writes so well showing how some autistics' have poor social skills that can annoy others. But as with real, true friends, you learn to overlook some traits because the sum of that person is so much better then a few parts. Great first series read, can't wait to read more!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Too Predictable.

    Too Predictable.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Excellent read!

    Dr Genevieve Lenard is an intriguing lead character and the mix of supporting characters is both fun and interesting. I loved the book. Upon completing the book, I immediately purchased the second book in the series. I can't wait for the third book to come out.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Really a four1/2

    I am a big fan of Law and Order CI and Robert Goren, Vincent D'Nofrio's character. I say this because he has an expertise in micro emotions, like the protaganist Genevive Lenard in what hopes to be a very enjoyable series of quirky mysteries by Estelle Ryan.

    Yes, there were times that the repitions of the standards of studying people got rather "fussy", but then I'd take a break and come back later. What I never got was why the strip of Gaugin's painting ever. really. mattered in the long run

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Can't wait to read the next one!

    Reading this was like getting trapped in a spider's web. I got caught up in the action and intrigue as well as the subtle romance. A very well written book and recommended reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book, and the way she developed her charac

    I really enjoyed this book, and the way she developed her characters. Highly recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Intrigue & Insight?

    Good story & interesting twists, but is this really insight into Genevieve's special mind?(

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2014

    I LOVED this book! Genvieve Lenard is a wonderful character, wri

    I LOVED this book! Genvieve Lenard is a wonderful character, written with well-researched knowledge and insight. I particularly loved the way she has turned her disability (autism) into not only an ability but uses it to become a respected authority. Great message! Can't wait to read the rest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Didn't want it to end 5 stars

    Didn't want it to end

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Unusual hero, Well-Rounded Characters

    Genevieve Lenard is not your typical heroine; as a behavior analyst and a highly-functioning autistic, she struggles to cope when her world is disrupted by a charming thief.

    After reading several mysteries, I found Genevieve refreshing and unique. The author does a good job showing the world through Genevieve's slightly detached viewpoint and the reader can understand what is going on.

    The characters are well-rounded and developed and everything was well-researched.

    It only has four stars because I didn't like the characters dropping the f-bomb when they got agitated or excited, but other than that, this was a very excellent read. It made me buy the next book in the series.



    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Loved this book so much that I bought  the next one in the serie

    Loved this book so much that I bought  the next one in the series, The Dante Collection."
    Loved that too and am about to buy another .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2014

    Great story!!!

    I really enjoyed this book - the plot, the characters, the author's writing style. It held my interest from beginning to end, and each time I had to set it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it to see what happened next. I'm looking forward to reading the next story about Genevieve and her new friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    I would give this 3 1/2 stars and probably higher if my schedule

    I would give this 3 1/2 stars and probably higher if my scheduled had allowed me to read it more quickly. At times the story line seemed to drag but the ending was good. Enjoyed the characters and will definitely read other books in the Genevieve Lenard series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    Great Read

    This is the first I'm reading work by this author and I was entranced. I love a plot with twists and turns. It reminds me of Dan Brown books. I'll be reading the rest of the series as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    Great

    Love the characters....have read thru book 3. Still like it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Interesting

    A mystery which keeps the reader hopping! Reading this book had me going to an art history volume to check the information and to take a look at Gauguin's artwork again. A very enjoyable book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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