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Date With A Dead Doctor oPretty predictable and average I had a good idea who the Angel was from earlyn And the ending seemed rushed after such a long lead up I hadn t realized this was the second in a series But it s easily read as a stand alone My thanks to netgalley and Thomas Mercer for an advance copy Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of the book The story had a deadly premise an Angel who helped the elderly at the nursing home to hasten their deaths Ruth the VPf Operations at Silent Acres soon realized that the deaths were not normal She called in Zach her abrasive neighbor and retired detective Together they She called in Zach her abrasive neighbor and retired detective Together they first book by Catharine Riggs I was uite enthralled by the story having read such medical thrillers before Where this book varied was in characters I liked that the author took an Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) outf the normal way to write themThey were headstrong blunt didn t like each Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy other shared a corrosive secret Both came across as selfish initially till the grewn me As the pages turned the layers in the characters were revealed I liked the strength in writing themThe story was at the roots a murder mystery And it didn t disappoint with its suspense I could guess at the Angel but I left the thought there and read the book pure for the pleasure Witchopoly of it The investigation took its turns as they normally doMy niggles too made its appearance The prose could have been sharper and ending way betterOverall it was fun to start the day with a murder mystery A good breakfast read I just finished this latest thriller by Catharine Riggs and I really enjoyed it The first partf the book and the characterization Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of Ruth was four to five stars in mypinion The second part Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of the book and especially the end wasn t uite as strong so I landedn three stars Ruth Mosby is the VP f perations at a retirement home for the wealthy in Santa Barbara After working there for there for decades she finds herself struggling to keep her job and her calm as new corporate management starts ruling with an iron fist in rder to cut costs But when residents at the retirement home start dying ff Ruth gets suspicious She works with her long time neighbor and ex detective Zach to figure ut who is behind the deaths but the two f them have a painful and dark secret that suddenly threatens but the two Boarding House of Hunks of them have a painful and dark secret that suddenly threatens come to the surface The book mainly shifts between the POVf Ruth and Zach although at times there are short inserts from the Angel the individual who is behind the deaths Ruth is a very interesting character She is rnery bsessive compulsive and almost too much Bec (The Demonata, of a stickler to like she hides her compassion under a tough exterior Zach an alcoholic who is loosely practicing sobriety and still suffering from the traumaf his past is uniue and compelling too I could have done without hearing from the Angel the motivations behind this individual didn t fully fall into place The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins or click for me Also it seemed clear to me who this individual was for a large partf the book Overall I loved the uniueness f reading a story focused n characters in their twilight years I found the characters f Zach and especially Ruth
to be the stand ut element f this book A huge thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for the ARC be the stand ut element Our Planet: Our Home of this book A huge thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for the ARC will be available September 10 I have not read the first book by this author but I do want to check itut Having said that this book can be read as a stand alone novel When it came to characters I really like the voice Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of the Angel I got the Angel s reason for playing God In fact I did not blame the Angel for what he did I just wished that the Angel s voice was prominent in the book It was meant to not be this way as a way to keep mystery surrounding who the Angel is When it came to Ruth I was not such a fanf her s In the beginning she did not seem very concerned about her residents dying As the story progressed I did warm up to her but never fully embraced her Than there is Zach He was better I felt sorry for him as he was in. Rrangement but the savvy new boss has a new rule if you can’t pay you can’t stayRuth is deeply disturbed when destitute residents start dying at an alarming rate as if n cue Even troubling a macabre note accompanies each departed guest Surviving guests whisper about an “Angel” who assists with suicides Ruth has an. ,
Santa Barbara Suspense 2 Ruth Mosby is the Vice President f Operations at Serenity Acres where the privileged elite go to die Ruth is very strict and doesn t like when rules are broken She gets her son a job in the kitchen and a neighbour job as a security guard But when people start dying there and not through illness it looks like foul play Ruth and her neighbour Zach have rets hidden in their past They also have current issues that they are trying to hide Zach is a retired detective I found this book to
be a chilling and thrilling read The characters are complex the storyline suspensefula chilling and thrilling read The characters are complex the storyline suspenseful story is told from several peoples point Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of view I did guess where the story was going ut that didt spoil it for me Although this is the second book I this series it an be read as a standalone I would like to thank Netgalley Thomas Mercer and the author Catharine Riggs for my ARC in exchange for an honest review What She Never Said is the second book in the Santa Barbara Suspense series but it certainly isn t necessary to have read the first instalment beforehand I mean who can resist such a sinister plot based at a care home for the elderly where patients are been hastily bumped ff by a shadowy angel f death It has a cosy mystery type f atmosphere to it which I enjoyed and the fact that there are many threads to the plot makes the story fully rounded Where I felt a little let down was with the characterisation the nly character I felt was sufficiently developed was the angel f death and the rest f the cast were rather ne dimensional cookie cutter type individuals unfortunatelyWhat kept me reading was wanting to know who and why these deaths were ccurring so there is definitely a good build up A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) of suspensen the authors part However if you are ne f those readers who Reuires A Hero Or Likeable Character To a hero r likeable character to behind this may not be for you all f the cast are pretty much unlikeable from the In the End outset These typef books nly serve to those up my belief that dying at home around people you can trust is the preferable way to go There was also a few decent twists and turns which ratcheted up the tension towards the end f the book and it was a uick easy and well written read with the insidious nature f secrets and lies creeping ut and coming back to haunt those who wish they could simply forget Many thanks to Thomas Mercer for an ARC This was an interesting bookThe premise is that there is an angel f death roaming around a retirement home killing ff residents who are close to death It s straight forward and fascinating but unfortunately this book just isn t that goodIt s a shame because the characters are some f the most I ve ever read and I loved to hate themThe reveal f the killer and the climax are lackluster and the end is laughable and not in a good way Thank you to Netgalley and the end is laughable and not in a good way Thank you to Netgalley and publisher for my copy f this ARC I ve got two elderly parents in a retirement community so I spend a lot f time there Thus I was interested in a murder mystery dealing with a retirement community The book starts with the concept The Age of Treachery of an angelf death someone helping the elderly n their way in exchange for telling a secret But the real story seems to be about Ruth the VP f Operations at Serenity Acres She s an The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy oddne a real stickler for rules She s not an easy character to like even though she s very sympathetic to her guests When the community is bought by a publicly traded conglomerate the Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite old ways are tossedut the window and Ruth s concerns really make her the Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) odd manut Ruth brings in Zach her neighbor a retired detective to work as nighttime security They have a dark history together which we re not privy to initially and it s damaged both f them The story alternates between Ruth and Zach Zach s sections include way too much f him talking to his dead wife which annoyed me I can t say this book enthralled me I found the writing and plot to be. People are dying at a luxury retirement community and not from natural causesRuth Mosby is the VP When a Man Loves a Woman ofperations at Serenity Acres where the privileged elite go to die For a hefty fee wealthy retirees can live the good life in this posh Santa Barbara community even after they utlive their money Ruth thinks this is a fine Pain However it helped the story to be real A slow start to the book but it picks up the to be real A slow start to the book but it picks up the you get into it A fast read that will keep readers intrigued I would suggest mystery readers looking for something to read to give this book a try I ve read two books now by author Catharine Riggs What She Gave Away and her latest What She Never Said In both novels she exhibits a real talent for creating characters with deep seated uirks and foibles some with serious personality disorders But it s what she does with her characters after presenting their flaws that make both books so compelling By degrees she reveals events in their pasts that have shaped the way they barge r bumble through life pasts that hold mistakes and painful events that have marked them for the remainder Keep From Falling of their livesBut wait even lives mired in regrets can be resurrected And there lies the real drama In What She Never Said the author gives us two very realistic characters who share a past so fullf guilt and shame they can barely speak with each Catalogue the Insanity other which is awkward considering they are still next door neighbors It s when they try to make peace with the past and begin to work together at Serenity Acres that theirld wounds are exposed and reexamined while murder and mayhem tiptoes around themOn top f fascinating character studies there is an insidious mystery The flawless writing swept me along like rapids I can hardly wait to see what the author has in store in her next novel This is my first read from this author I enjoyed the book and the writing keep me glued to find ut what happens Serenity Acres is a retirement home for the wealthy in Santa Barbara Ruth Mosby is the VP Shrek of Operations When a new company buys Serenity things change If you can t pay you can t stay When the residents start dyingne after another it alarms Ruth Along with all the talk from ther residents about an angel An Angel f Death Look Alikes Jr. or is mercy Ruth asks her neighbor Zach an ex detective with whom she has history for help in investigating exactly what is goingn at Serenity Ruth has dark secrets f her wn and Zach is a recovering alcoholic that suffers from trauma I was a nurse for thirty two years so I really loved the medical thrill Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of this It s compelling and fast read I really enjoyed itDawnny BookGypsy Is the spike in deathsf destitute residents at the elite retirement complex Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of Serenity Acres a sad coincidencer the work He Remembers the Barren of an Angelf Death This is just The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf onef the many mysteries shrouding the lives and deaths Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of staff and residents at the facilityRuth Mosby is the VPf Operations at Serenity and she draws her neighbour Zach an ex cop recovering alcoholic and now security guard into a risky investigation Ruth s defensive self aggrandizement and self justification set her up as an unsympathetic character but Riggs has a tremendous facility for making bitter brittle
damaged individuals sympathetic She is also strong n distinctive narrative voicesindividuals sympathetic She is also strong n distinctive narrative voices the prickly exchanges between Ruth and her daughter are terrificThe novel explores the generational destructiveness Let the Wolf Howl of secrets and lies and Philip Larkin s lament that parents Fill you with the faults they had and add some extra just for you chimes loud and clear in Riggs s complex and entertaining characters and their damaged relationships What She Never Said is a fast paced compulsive read and I speak as a slow paced easily distracted reader Often tense always page turning and with well judged touchesf dark humour it considers serious issues such as assisted suicide and the dangers The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini of psychosocial pressuren vulnerable while retaining its zing In Catharine Riggs s novels beautiful people can psychosocial pressure n vulnerable while retaining its zing In Catharine Riggs s novels beautiful people can ugly souls while the decrepit and the ld the disfigured and the damaged are capable Blue Guide New York of a generosity and selflessness which reveals their true beauty and with it the possibilityf atonement and redemption through the power f forgiveness. Other word for it murderRuth enlists her neighbor an ex detective named Zach to discover the Angel’s secret identity However the two have a painful history and Ruth has dark secrets all her wn To solve the mystery Ruth must descend from her golden tower but can she bear the conseuences Homesick of revealing herwn sinister trut.