The Heart of Texas (Texas, #1)

The Heart of Texas (Texas, #1)The Heart of Texas by R.J. Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a Dynasty-style family situation: Big Texas money and plotting and thieving and rape and domestic violence. There’s a lot going on.

At the heart are two genuinely nice guys, and this is their story. The series goes on for another four or five books, but I think I’ll stop here. I really don’t want to deal with the drama that’s coming up in the rest of the books.

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PsyCop Briefs: Volume 1

PsyCop Briefs: Volume 1PsyCop Briefs: Volume 1 by Jordan Castillo Price

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vic is one of my favorite characters in the world. If he was a real person, I’d want to be his friend.

It was great hanging out with him again for a while. The stories were great, but I think I would have arranged them chronologically. I found it disconcerting to hop around in time, and it was hard to remember exactly what people knew or were doing. That’s why it didn’t get 5 stars.

Finally: Three cheers for a story with Uncle Leon and his ghostly hand!

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The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1

The Last Detective (Peter Diamond, #1)The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I had high hopes when I started the book. It’s the first in 16-book (at the moment) series. But I don’t like the main character. He’s pompous and short-tempered. Yeah, he’s smart, but I’d expect that of a police detective.

The author did provide clues that I picked up along the way. And I figured out who the murderer was. But the murderer had to confess: There was no way that the reader could have a solid reason to know it was him/her. It was just a gut feeling on my part.

I’m feeling quite dissatisfied at the moment.

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