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The Drowning Tree


August Penrose created the stained glass 'Lady Window' to adorn the chapel of the university he founded for the daughters of the women who worked in ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 2.500

awful awful awful

by hayley on Aug 3, 2012

i think carol goodman has written one or two fairly good books: "seduction of water" is one and i can't remember the name of the other one off the top of my head - but this is not one of them. just look at the title. it's bad enough. the book itself is worse. i do remember this: miss goodman seems unable to write a book that doesn't involve a triangle. two men desperate for a woman who doesn't know who she is, or what she wants. she's usually a teacher of some sort (i think that was the case here) and the novel gives miss goodman a forum to show off the knowledge she obtained in college or possibly from a master's program (in this case, i believe it was mythology, not latin). people in the real world (including police detectives) really don't know or care about such things, miss goodman!! it's a little over the top. also, the love relationship with the cop is rather ridiculous. even if a cop falls in love with a witness, it really does show a lack of ethics for him to divulge details of the investigation to his love interest. who the hell would want a guy like that? isn't he a good enough cop to do his job, solve the mystery, without her active involvement in the investigation? does a little wink at someone qualify you to be a detective? in miss goodman's world it does. absolutely ridiculous. i had to skim the last chapters. i think i understand who was who's grandmother or children or what have you - but by the end i wasn't sure, and i really didn't care enough to go back to figure out if i was right. the book also didn't appear to be very well edited. i think somewhere along the line someone says something that is completely inaccurate, and then later on they tell you the complete opposite, but everyone acts as if that's what they said all along. well, i did my part. i warned you. . . .

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