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TWO SISTERS LOST IN A COULEE READING

Two sisters coming together sharing their book reviews and just talking books!

Date

August 8, 2017

Traveling Sisters Group Review: Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes #1) by Daniel Cole

Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes, #1)Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Group Review by NORMA, BRENDA, KACEEY and KENDALL!!

Norma’s rating:  4 stars!

Our second pick for our Traveling Sisters Group Read was RAGDOLL by DANIEL COLE and we all had varying thoughts on the ending with this one.

RAGDOLL (Detective William Fawkes #1) by DANIEL COLE is a clever, gripping, dark, and an action-packed crime thriller novel that was gory, thrilling, and exciting which moved along at a breakneck speed leaving us feeling a little spent after finishing this novel.

DANIEL COLE delivers a fast-paced story here revealing shocking and gruesome scenes to drive the plot instead of adding layers to the plot and the characters. This left some of us a bit confused and needing more juice to grasp some of the happenings within the storyline and at times we felt like we missed something.

Daniel Cole does a great job adding some humor within the dialogue here between our team of detectives taking away some of the tension from the story and had us laughing out loud.  We all loved Edmunds and his character quickly became the favorite part of the story for Kaceey and Kendall.

This was an extremely challenging read for us and we were conflicted with the ending.  The story falls apart at the ending for Kaceey and Kendall and they found some things just didn’t add up for them. Driving their rating down. However, for Norma and Brenda it did work for them.  The more Norma thought about this one the more brilliant she thought this novel was.  Would recommend!

Thoughts by Brenda: He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

He Said/She SaidHe Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

He Said/She Said is a gripping, intriguing, and a slow-paced tangled story of lies, secrets, and deceit that had me turning the pages as fast as I could and I finished reading this story in 24 hours.

Erin Kelly gives the story the right balance of layers needed to drive this plot using clues instead of motives. Creating believable characters that allowed me to piece together the twist to this story and leaving me feeling quite clever. This doesn’t happen very often.

The story alternates from the past where we learn what has caused our main POV characters Kit and Laura to go to extremes to keep themselves hidden from the threat of the past. This added some tension and suspense to the story told in the present. We follow along till the story meets for a fast-paced conclusion.

At times the pace was a bit too slow for me and I wasn’t all that interested in the eclipse storyline but this didn’t take away from the suspense of the story for me or the change the pace while I was reading this story.

The ending was very rewarding for me as I figured out the twist but still was shocked with how things concluded making for a very satisfying ending for me. I recommend!

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Erin Kelly for a copy to read and review.

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