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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Do Not Go Gently (Starletta Duvall Mysteries) by Judith Smith-Levin
Likable characters, goofy ending, everyone's oversexed
First the positives:
-Do Not Go Gently is well-written, in that it was easy to follow and the characters stayed true all of the way through.
Now, the negatives:
-the ending has such a plot twist that you might as well have had Darth Vader or Charles Manson committing all of the murders - there were as many clues pointing to them as there were to the killer. Really, this comes so far out of left field that no one will see it coming - and I felt like I was the victim of some bad practical joke.
-The killer's motive is so bizarre and he has gone to such lengths to follow through with his plan that one would think that he would have actually ended up in an asylum long before he is sprung upon the reader as the Surprise! real killer.
-EVERY character is constantly thinking about sex - it seems that it's all they talk about and all they think about. It's a wonder the murder got solved.
I understand that this is the first of a series - I will not be reading the rest. My copy of this book will quickly be finding its way to a used book store.
I rate this book 2 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Do Not Go Gently.
Reviewed August 28 2004.