Almost a Crime

Almost a Crime

by Penny Vincenzi
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Almost a Crime 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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not my favorite of hers, but a still entertaining read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book on vacation and really looked forward to another great story. But, I was disappointed. I thought that the plot was quite transparent and that the characters lacked depth. I also found the ending unrewarding. To have the conflict with Felix resolved this way was just not up to snuff. I enjoyed the Lytton Saga so much that this was a real let down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the WORST books I have ever read. Not one sympathetic character (and there are a lot of them) in the bunch. Poorly written and repetitious, its length could have been cut by half. Please, do not be swayed by the other 'rave' reviews. You would be better off reading the New York City telephone directory for entertainment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited to see that Vincenzi had written another book. I particularly liked her previous books. Although I would recommend this book, I found it difficult to read at times because of all the typos. There were words left out or printed twice in a row on a regular basis. Names were misspelled, so sometimes it was hard to figure out who she was talking about. It appears that the book was not really edited before publishing. I thought it was a good story so I hope they edit the book before they publish it in paperback. It's way too distracting to read as it is.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Everyone envies the ¿power marriage¿ between charity lawyer Octavia and public relations specialist Tom Fleming except for her father Felix Miller who detests his son-in-law though he loves his three grandchildren, the twins and the infant Minty. A widower, Felix has a girl friend, but his life is his daughter.-------------- Octavia¿s best friend Louise Trelawny informs her that her beloved mother Anna is dying from cancer. Her spouse Sandy and their young child Dickon are worried about Louise who is very upset. Octavia is upset too as Anna is like a mother to her.---------------- Octavia finds a lacy hanky that does not belong to her and becomes suspicious. She checks up on Tom, who is on a business trip and learns he is staying at a hotel with his ¿wife¿. She informs him she wants a divorce. He meekly agrees as his life professionally collapses too. Tom knows he loves his wife and screwed up, but he doesn¿t know what to do as Felix is coming for him and Octavia has apparently found someone else. He hides the worst of his indiscretion from her (who he did it with) because the consequences of his actions would make the betrayal hurt her so much more-------------------------------- Though the tale takes a bit to get started as Penny Vincenzi introduces her ensemble cast, readers will enjoy this complex contemporary (the above only follows one subplot of several) )with strong characterizations. Fans will believe in the relationships that form or break up as these move the multifaceted story line forward. With a cast of many, all containing differing personalities, Ms. Vincenzi provides a deep modern day English relationships drama that is totally enthralling.-------------------- Harriet Klausner