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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813
EAN: 9780786016693
ISBN: 0786016698
Label: Pinnacle
Manufacturer: Pinnacle
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
Publisher: Pinnacle
Studio: Pinnacle

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Summary: The Only Suspect: Do you really know who you are married to?
Comment: Story:
Dr. Sam Russel is trying to move on with his life after his first wife was found brutally beaten and stabbed behind his house 7 years earlier. Of course with him being the only suspect the case turned into a bitter court battle that almost cost him his freedom and young his daughter. Sam is a free man only because one juror could not make up his mind which resulted in a hung jury. 7 years later Same has tried to move on with his life, he has a thriving medical practice, he has a new wife and it looks like smooth sailing ahead. That is until the day that Sam wakes up with his car in a ditch, blood under his finger nails and brusies on his face. Having no recollection of the past 24 hours, Sam assumes that he fell off the wagon, proably afer a fight with his new wife and drove around drunk until he ended up in the ditch. He figures that he will buy some flowers, apologize to his wife for driving off mad and all will be well again. Unfortunatley his wife is nowhere to be found and the local cops think that all signs are pointing to Sam being up to his old tricks again. With the walls closing in Sam will need the help of his AA sponsor (a retired lawyer) and the one cop that wants to give Sam a chance (and maybe a little more)to escape being the only suspect in a slam dunk murder case.
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This is a great murder mystery book. The characters are interesting and I did want to keep reading to find out more about them as the book continued. The author does a great job showing how Sam's panic makes him make bad decesions that drag him deeper and deeper into the killers game and makes him look more and more guilty to the police. The central mystery is a bit confusing and convulted (especially toward the end of the book, there where some scences that made me go *really?*)but in a reverse of most of these types of books the getting to the ending made up for it. I would recommend this books to anyone who likes fast paced murder mystery books and those that like complicated endings that (in my case) can make your head hurt.

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Summary: Not Bad
Comment: This book isn't bad. It's not great but it's not bad. I enjoyed how the author developed the characters. I feel like Ms. Jacobs didn't fully explain the back story but that's ok you get enough of it to figure out what's going on. I felt the ending was a little too out of the blue. It was weird. I think a lot of people will think they couldn't figure it out because it comes out of the blue. I enjoyed the female lead detective and her back story. You feel really connected to her and want her to come through in the end. I just felt it was wrapped up too fast without much explanation. I enjoyed it but not as much as I could have.

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Summary: Don't believe the reviews
Comment: This book is a sophmoric version of a who dunnit. I always read a book in one sitting, it took me 3 days to get through this one even though I skipped the boring pages.

The author spends many chapters setting up a character's character, yet still points out his actions (as if we wouldn't recognize the conservative person doing something conservative)everytime he does something within character that is important to the plot.

I read more sophisticated books in the 4th grade.

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Summary: exciting story, memorable characters
Comment: I found this to be an engaging and quick-paced book. The story line moves along swiftly with many twists and turns (yes, some of them not so surprising in retrospect, but heart-stopping nonetheless), but it was the characters that really hooked me and stayed with me after the fact. Sam is a down-to-earth, believable guy who finds himself caught in a situation he doesn't know how to deal with. Hannah, the cop, is believably flawed and human, and all the more likable for it. I'd love to see a sequel to this book but I know it's a single title. I'm going to search out the author's previous books because I think I've discovered a new favorite.

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Summary: Versatile Author
Comment: Jonnie Jacobs proves once again what a versatile author she is. This is not a book in any of her usual series, yet it is still as well-written and as full of nail-biting suspense as her other books. I can't wait for the next book by this great author!


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