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On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
Wet Grave

caitlinsmom, December 21, 2006

I could not even bring myself to finish this book, and I usually will always finish a book because I don't like to leave one unfinished, but I just couldn't put myself through the torture of this one. It is a historical mystery, which I am usually very fond of, but this one was so slow and so boring it couldn't catch my interest at all. I finished half of it and the story still didn't seem to be going anywhere. There were so many characters that made appearances, but were not explained (at least not in the first half of the book). And the writing was not compelling and very difficult to follow. Very, very dissapointed with this book. Wish I would have checked it out from the library instead of buying it.
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The Alienist by Caleb Carr
The Alienist

caitlinsmom, December 18, 2006

This is one of the best crime mysteries that I have read. It is like you are actually sitting there with the investigators and experiencing everything they are first hand. The plot keeps you guessing until the very end, and the historical aspect is fascinating. This book is a must read for fans of mysteries!
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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits

caitlinsmom, December 11, 2006

This story has some of the most compelling and fascinating characters that I have come across in a novel. The epic story of the Treuba family is breathtaking, touching, and heartbreaking. The dynamics of this complex family is also fascinating. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I thought the last half of the story focused too much on the political situation and struggle of the country, and I wanted to learn more about this incredible family's dynamic and how they developed. That is just a personal preference, but overall this story is beautifully written, and is a must read for all lovers of good-fiction.
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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island

caitlinsmom, December 11, 2006

This book was incredible!!!! I don't want to say much about it, because I wouldn't want to take anything away from one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time. This story has so many twists and turns, and the ending is unbelievable. Any lover of mystery/thriller books, must add this one to their collection.
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Share No Secrets
Share No Secrets

caitlinsmom, November 9, 2006

This book's synopsis made it sound so interesting I couldn't wait to start reading it, but it did not live up to the expectations that I had for it. I found the characters unbelievable, and the story could have probably been shorter, because I thought a lot of the things that took place in the book were drawn out and unnecessary. The end was a huge dissapointment, it wasn't that it was predictable, it was just sooooo over the top, I just felt like saying "give me a break". The story had a good premise, and it could have been good with a less drawn out plot, and a different ending.
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