!!> Reading ➽ Mistério na Califórnia ➶ Author Elizabeth Adler – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Mistério na Califórnia H Um Assassino A Aterrorizar S O FranciscoA Vida Tranquila De Fen Dexter Na Costa Id Lica Da Calif Rnia Interrompida Numa Noite De Tempestade, Quando Um Homem Coberto De Sangue Aparece Sua Porta, Alegando Ter Tido Um Acidente De Carro Diz Lhe Que Vai A Caminho De S O Francisco Para Ajudar A Pol Cia A Resolver O Homic Dio Da Sua Noiva Incapaz De Chegar Ao Hospital Por Causa Da Tempestade, Ele Passa A Noite Em Casa De Fen, E A Atra O Entre Ambos Bvia Na Manh Seguinte, Ele Dirige Se Ao Hospital Onde A Sobrinha M Dica De Fen, Vivi, Trabalha Nas Urg Ncias Vivi Est A Tratar O Mais Recente Alvo De Um Assassino Em S Rie Cuja Assinatura Deixar Um Bilhete A Dizer Por Favor, N O Contes Colado Sobre A Boca Das Suas V Timas Quando O Desconhecido Misterioso De Fen Vai Ter Com Vivi Para Que As Suas Feridas Sejam Cosidas, Ela Concorda Em P Lo A Falar Com A Pol Cia Sobre A Sua Noiva Quem Este Homem, Realmente O Que Quer Com Fen E A Sobrinha E Ir O Elas Viver O Suficiente Para Descobrir A Verdade

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If I could remember who recommended this book to me, I might be inclined to punch that person in the face This book was so bad that it has driven a pacifist like me to the point of violence Please Don t Tell began promisingly at least for the first 30 or 40 pages The quality then began to degenerate slowly at first but then everquickly such that, by the end, it had gone from a run of the mill thriller after 40 pages to a monument to triteness and terribleness I ve read some horrid nov If I could remember who recommended this book to me, I might be inclined to punch that person in the face This book was so bad that it has driven a pacifist like me to the point of violence Please Don t Tell began promisingly at least for the first 30 or 40 pages The quality then began to degenerate slowly at first but then everquickly such that, by the end, it had gone from a run of the mill thriller after 40 pages to a monument to triteness and terribleness I ve read some horrid novels in my time, but this is one of the worst Offhand, the only novel that I can think of that exceeds Please Don t Tell in craptacularness is Fifty Shades of Grey.What, you may ask, are the problems with this novel To begin, Please Don t Tell is written at a 5th grade level This novel is ostensibly for adults due to the subject matter, the language, and a few sexual scenes, but it reads like a YA novel in terms of its prose It s also 5th gradish in that a 5th grader could have written this novel If you told me it was written by an 11 year old, I wouldn t be at all surprised.It s not just that the writing itself is amateurish and boorish it s also that some of the authors pet terms and phrases are completely ludicrous One of the worst verbal tics is the author s references to the female characters sexual feelings as occurring downstairs I kid you not She uses this term multiple times The author also refers, on multiple occasions, to the mythology of King Arthur and Merlin, the wizard, but the Arthurian tales are not mythology they are legends The author is completely clueless as a 5th grader might be about what mythology really is Additionally, the characters are incredibly superficial, lacking totally in anything resembling the personalities of actual people It s as if the author spent a few weeks watching some really bad, mystery thriller B movies with terrible acting and drew her characters therefrom We have the strong, hulking, silent, heroic police detective, Brad Merlin We have the serious, bookish Vivian Vivi, for short who loves her life as a doctor but is just getting over being dumped by her French fiance when she falls for the brave detective We have Vivian s happy go lucky, unemployed younger sister who dreams of being a star but is flat broke and forced to stay with her sister We have the cunning, brooding psychiatrist, Ralph I could go on, but I don t want to bore you with the stereotypes of cops and doctors, victims and villains that you ve seen in a thousand different movies and television shows.The dialogue is atrocious It s as if a fifteen year old tried to imagine how adults talk and then used this bit of imagination to construct the incredibly vapid conversations In the history of mankind, no humans have ever spoken as these sub moronic characters do.Even worse is the outlandish mystery of the who the real killer is Seriously, the first time we meet the killer, Ralph, we know he is going to be our man As we continue to read, we hope against hope that the blatantly obvious clues are just meant to throw us off track and that Ralph won t really turn out to be the killer Our hopes, however, along with any pretense of mystery, are dashed Ralph, the all too obvious serial killer, does turn out to be a serial killer.As I read this book, I kept wanting to stop reading and read something good instead But I told myself over and over maybe I m wrong maybe Ralph isn t the killer maybe if I just wait out the spectacularly bad prose and flat, lifeless characters, I ll be rewarded by an awesome revelation at the end maybe the author will have the last laugh when she proves me wrong about Ralph being the killer Alas, this did not happen.Having said many nasty things about this novel, I should say something nice about it it does come to and end

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    A serial killer is murdering women in San Francisco and videotaping the horrific acts The killer s latest victim, though, isn t quite dead The injured woman, found barely clinging to life, is rushed to the hospital where emergency room physician Dr Vivian Vivi Dexter treats her before surgery but Vivi s not hopeful the victim will survive Meanwhile, Vivi s Aunt Fen, who raised Vivi and her sister JC, has a little adventure of her own It s a stormy night and a man named Alex crashes int A serial killer is murdering women in San Francisco and videotaping the horrific acts The killer s latest victim, though, isn t quite dead The injured woman, found barely clinging to life, is rushed to the hospital where emergency room physician Dr Vivian Vivi Dexter treats her before surgery but Vivi s not hopeful the victim will survive Meanwhile, Vivi s Aunt Fen, who raised Vivi and her sister JC, has a little adventure of her own It s a stormy night and a man named Alex crashes into a tree near Fen s house and knocks on her door for assistance Though Fen is suspicious of Alex at first, she tends to his wounds, gives him dinner, and lets him rest up Alex is a younger man , but Fen is strongly attracted to him why not, right ha ha ha Alex isn t quite available though, because his girlfriend was a victim of the serial killer and Alex is determined to find the villain Vivi, who s been in a romantic slump since she broke up with her fianc , is soon being pursued by two men Detective Brad Merlin, who s heading the hunt for the serial murderer and Dr Ralph Sandowski, a psychiatrist who unofficially profiles the killer Vivi s life gets evenhectic when her sister JC a kind of wild child shows up on her doorstep To top it off, Alex seeks treatment at Vivi s hospital and makes it his business to get acquainted with her.Before long all these people Vivi, JC, Brad, Ralph, and Alex are going for drinks and dinner in various combinations Dr Ralph even offers JC a job in his side business, an antique store There are also a couple of dog characters in the story Aunt Fen s 12 year old pooch Hector and Brad s pink poodle, Flyin Fool inherited from his former wife The story alternates between the main characters and the serial killer, who s decompensating and behaving recklessly The killer s thoughts reveal his ultimate goal to kill Vivi dum dum dum dum On the plus side this is a mildly taut psychological thriller And I like Detective Brad Merlin, who works hard to solve the case and eats a lot of dim sum..as does his poodle When you re chasing a murderer you gotta grab food when you can LOL.On the down side 1 There should besuspects to rev up the suspense and the main characters should beendangered..to keep the readers on the edge of their seats 2 The tangled romantic overtures among the characters, many of whom seem to flirt with each other, is confusing At one point it seems like Fen and JC are after the same guy not cool.3 For Dr Ralph to hire JC, who knows nothing about antiques, to sell the merchandise in his store is ridiculous You have to be an expert to sell antiques.4 The book doesn t end when the killer is revealed but goes on and on with romance stuff This part is tiresome and expendable.I m not a big fan of romance stories so for me this book was just okay Fans of romantic mysteries, though, might really like this book.You can follow my reviews at

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here While I found Please Don t Tell engrossing, I also found it incredibly formulaic and it seemed ill researched For one thing, spoiler alert I knew from the instant the psychiatrist was introduced that he was the murderer well dressed, single, and finicky DUH he s the serial killer Also, perhaps I am mistaken, but the author provides two different backstories for the killer, it almost seemed like she was writing about two different killers at one point, he the murderer starts musing th While I found Please Don t Tell engrossing, I also found it incredibly formulaic and it seemed ill researched For one thing, spoiler alert I knew from the instant the psychiatrist was introduced that he was the murderer well dressed, single, and finicky DUH he s the serial killer Also, perhaps I am mistaken, but the author provides two different backstories for the killer, it almost seemed like she was writing about two different killers at one point, he the murderer starts musing that by killing these girls he is actually saving them from their awful lives, lives like his sister s, who lived with him for 10 chaotic years She was promiscuous and a drug user, and was eventually hit by a train Later he talks about how he always knew he was different, he was cold and enjoyed scaring people, fantasized about slitting their throats He acted on those fantasies when he was 13, raping and murdering his sister I thought he only had one sister And the notes he leaves on the women s mouths Please don t tell are never explained It just didn t seem like the author knew very much about serial killers I would recommend it to someone who likes uncomplicated mysteries, and I did enjoy it, until I realized it wasn t going to getin depth than it did

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    I read an advance copy The plot was interesting but I was able to tell whodunit way before the ending The lead character was an interesting oddball The Intruder thread was implausible No single female in this day and age lets a total stranger, carrying a knife, into their house Adler had some distracting bad habits she insisted on describing casual details like the outfits her characters wore, multiple times She also used the term downstairs to describe her sexual arousal which I found I read an advance copy The plot was interesting but I was able to tell whodunit way before the ending The lead character was an interesting oddball The Intruder thread was implausible No single female in this day and age lets a total stranger, carrying a knife, into their house Adler had some distracting bad habits she insisted on describing casual details like the outfits her characters wore, multiple times She also used the term downstairs to describe her sexual arousal which I found juvenile and annoying Her use of cleverer instead ofclever too, while maybe grammatically correct, feels uncomfortable to me I read this because my daughter asked me to and I wouldn t read it again

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    This story was appallingly written It is a crime thriller romance or whatever the abbreviation for that combination is The lack of attention to detail was annoying, eg page 15 the sheer ferocity of the storm .windows rattled, beams creaked, doors shuddered then on page 16 the wind seemed even louder but then the main character could even hear herself sipping the wine from the glass Followed on page 21 another gust sent the wine glasses crashing but a few pages later a visitor This story was appallingly written It is a crime thriller romance or whatever the abbreviation for that combination is The lack of attention to detail was annoying, eg page 15 the sheer ferocity of the storm .windows rattled, beams creaked, doors shuddered then on page 16 the wind seemed even louder but then the main character could even hear herself sipping the wine from the glass Followed on page 21 another gust sent the wine glasses crashing but a few pages later a visitor pours wine into the good glasses on the table But I really had to give up when a particular character Fran ois was introduced on page 60 where we are told he did not speak English On page 61 he is doing graduate economics at Berkeley One of the pleasures of reading crime fiction is unravelling the clues so that the final denouement is logical and has, hopefully, a bit of a twist With such sloppy continuity and ridiculous lapses of common sense, the reader is unable to distinguish the clues from the author s laziness or stupidity I read the final chapter and discovered the perpetrator was the character I had guessed within a few sentences of encountering him Definitely not worth your time

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    This is probably the worst book I ve read in the last decade I kept saying to myself Please Don t Tell me I wasted my timeagain,Frankly, it s books like this that make me think the publishing industry really has lost sight and everything great and fresh is online If I was a high schooler and had parents in publishing, Please Don t Tell would be my rough draft There are too many ridiculous scenarios presented, super circumstantial plot ties, and groan by groan events filling every chapter This is probably the worst book I ve read in the last decade I kept saying to myself Please Don t Tell me I wasted my timeagain,Frankly, it s books like this that make me think the publishing industry really has lost sight and everything great and fresh is online If I was a high schooler and had parents in publishing, Please Don t Tell would be my rough draft There are too many ridiculous scenarios presented, super circumstantial plot ties, and groan by groan events filling every chapter.I blame the author and editor equally Was this written by two teenage girls Some super outstanding moments were Each character referring to the storm over and over as a deluge Cell phone numbers are NOT listed in the book All male cops do not have big feet.Norwegians do not typically have DARK blue eyes.A chef s knife does NOT make the same type of cut as a scalpel Drs cops would know this The killer as a kid is known as psychopath at age 5 and frightens adults with a look Really Been reading much Dean Koontz have you At 11 years old the killer confronts a tall grown man and his wife and they are scared of the small kid with balled fists BS.Brad s big feet, AGAIN Does this have to be mentioned every single time this character is brought back into the story Okay, author, I get it, you have a Big Feet fetish Please keep that between yourself and your Google Searches and leave it out of the book so it won t keep flinging me OUT of the story The only good thing about this book are the 1 2 star ratings warning people to seek intelligent writing elsewhere I personally feel dumber having read this and am sitting here hitting myself in the nuts with this book to make the pain stop, screaming How does gutter bait like this get published I feel cheated by Minotaur you used to be amazing publishing and anyone who thought this book was a good read If you did, you ve probably never heard of Jeffery Archer or many other great authors.In short, if you buy this and read it, your children will be born with six toes and crossed eyes

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    I was so disappointed in this book I was expecting an edge of your seat thriller Instead, I got a book with an implausible plot, sub par writing, and a ending you can see coming a mile away.The writing was laughable Clothing is described in detail two or three times per outfit if I read about Fen s lavender sweater with grey sweatpants and black boots onetime, I was going to scream A grown woman refers to being turned on downstairs while kissing a man who seriously says that The I was so disappointed in this book I was expecting an edge of your seat thriller Instead, I got a book with an implausible plot, sub par writing, and a ending you can see coming a mile away.The writing was laughable Clothing is described in detail two or three times per outfit if I read about Fen s lavender sweater with grey sweatpants and black boots onetime, I was going to scream A grown woman refers to being turned on downstairs while kissing a man who seriously says that The characters were stock the smart sister, the screw up sister, the hot and caring cop, the mysterious stranger and not developed in a way that made you care about any of them And one of the main plot points involves a woman opening her door to a bloody stranger who is holding a knife and inviting him in Um, no Not going to happen This alone made me want to put the book down within the first 20 minutes of reading

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    This was my first read of an Elizabeth Adler and will most likely be my last I was not a fan of the writing style I was totally turned off by the fact that she knew so much about all things French, to the point of arrogance almost, but not that someone born at the end of January is an Aquarius, not an Aries A fact as easily researched as picking up the morning paper and looking in the horoscope section The only character I had any emotion for at all was Hector, the dog.The mystery killer, wa This was my first read of an Elizabeth Adler and will most likely be my last I was not a fan of the writing style I was totally turned off by the fact that she knew so much about all things French, to the point of arrogance almost, but not that someone born at the end of January is an Aquarius, not an Aries A fact as easily researched as picking up the morning paper and looking in the horoscope section The only character I had any emotion for at all was Hector, the dog.The mystery killer, was no mystery and I was annoyed the entire time Why I finished it Because I m weird like that LOL Always holding out hope that something, somewhere, will get better For me, in this book, it didn t That s what I get though for grabbing a book off the new release shelf at the library without reading up on it

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    I was very excited to receive this book from Goodreads as part of its First Reads program After a few pages, I was all That s what this book reminded me of After the opening scene where a young women was brutally assaulted, I could swear I even heard the theme songNow, comparing something to Law and Order, particularly SVU, isn t a bad thing at all SVU is solid, as is this book After the opening attack, you follow a team of detectives and doctors as they try to save the victim and fin I was very excited to receive this book from Goodreads as part of its First Reads program After a few pages, I was all That s what this book reminded me of After the opening scene where a young women was brutally assaulted, I could swear I even heard the theme songNow, comparing something to Law and Order, particularly SVU, isn t a bad thing at all SVU is solid, as is this book After the opening attack, you follow a team of detectives and doctors as they try to save the victim and find the killer It even gets a little Criminal Intent here and there when you get insights into the killer s head And like an SVU marathon on USA, you get sucked in and you just have to find out what happened And then before you know it, your whole day is gone.There s nothing really wrong with this book, but there is nothing to particularly distinguish it either It s a fast paced, entertaining read with good characters But similar to how after you ve seen a few episodes of Law and Order, you pretty much know the drill, this is a pretty standard mystery There s even a twist near the end that is easily guessed half way through But again, that s not to take away from the book You know what you re getting into, and it s still certainly entertaining If you re looking for a solid mystery, you can t go wrong with this book Now, if you ll excuse me, I m off to see if there s an SVU rerun on

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    I received an advanced copy of this book through Goodreads Firstreads I d never read anything from this author before but I will be now Please Don t Tell was great I couldn t put it down Most stories like this one are usually pretty predictable I ll say that this was not It was a fast read and kept my attention I felt as if I knew each of the characters I will absolutely suggest that all my friends read this book once it comes out Way to go, Elizabeth Adler You have a new fan.

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