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Cold River (2009)

by Carla Neggers(Favorite Author)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
0778326551 (ISBN13: 9780778326557)
Black Falls
review 1: Cold River is the second book in the Black Falls Series, although readers will quickly pick up the story line. Carla Neggers explains the events of the previous book—maybe too much so. Hearing the same story from every character quickly became annoying.Neggers also tends to spell everything out. The author makes the characters’ thoughts and feelings clear through their actions and words, only to go on and state what they are. Neggers should give the reader the benefit of the doubt and tell him/her once. Sadly, this urge to explain led to much unnatural dialogue as Neggers forces too much information. The character’s unrealistic conversations slowed the story.That aside, while Cold River presents no new takes on the romance/mystery genre, the novel provides a few hour... mores of easy and entertaining reading. A couple of swear words show up occasionally, but it’s nice to find a book that isn’t filled with vulgar language. Readers should be aware that there is one sex scene which anyone who wishes to can easily skip and miss nothing. While this isn’t the kind of book I’d read a second or third time, its fine for a one-time read.Review copy provided by Mira.
review 2: If you are considering this book and have not read Cold Pursuit, stop and read it first. This is not a good stand alone book. The story picks up about a month and a half after the end of Cold Pursuit. Sean has come from California for Christmas and gotten involves in the investigation of his fathers murder and its' link to a group of killers for hire. He also is taking a look at Hannah, a sweet girl from the wrong side of town. Hannah has spent years putting distance between her and that rep. The whole story does not hang together well. Lots of "why bother" moments and "this is really none of your business" times make the plot really stupid. This is definately not one of Carla Neggers' better works. less
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A one-rainy-day read. Doesn't require much serious thought.
Fantastic read....recommend it highly.
Part of a series. Good exciting read.
Awful. Just awful. Can not finish.
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