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review 2018-04-09 22:13
The Cutting Edge - Jeffery Deaver
 
 

Debbie Krenzer's Reviews > The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver
The Cutting Edge (Lincoln Rhyme, #14) 
by Jeffery Deaver (Goodreads Author) 
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Debbie Krenzer's review 
Apr 09, 2018  ·  edit

 
it was amazing
bookshelves: ebooksnet-galley-books 
 

Wow!!!! 

Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs are back!! In this new tale, they are set against a plot that has many cover ups included to not give away the real reason or what is really going on with all these crimes in this book.

Seriously though, I have to ask first. Does anyone not read the Lincoln Rhyme books and not see Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie in the characters while doing so? Not that that is a bad thing. It's just where my mind goes.

The crimes are against people who are getting married. It has something to do with the mining of diamonds and the fact the perpetrator wants those diamonds whole, just like they were in the earth, not cut up and worn on "miserable fat fingers of rich women". Someone is killing engaged couples and brides to be.

There is absolutely no way to figure out the end with all of this scenario. The reason, exactly, that I love Jeffery Deaver's books. You just never know where all these little hints are eventually going to take you. Then when you do see the whole picture, I was like "how in the heck does he do that?".

An excellent read that I just sped through. I could not put it down. Vimal was lose and being chased. He had just happened upon the scene when the murderer was there killing his sometimes boss. A young guy who is just wanting to make sculptures. However, his father had another idea for him. Hence, a familiar theme placed in the book to create empathy. And it worked.

The action is relentless and the criminals are as well. With diamonds, there is a lot of money at stake and everyone wants their part or maybe that don't want some parts. One would be a recently found diamond mine in the middle of New York City.

This book kept me guessing for hours!!!

Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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review 2017-12-09 05:26
Review: The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose #3) by Nina Croft
The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose) - Nina Croft

Darcy has a painful past. She thinks she failed her sister and now she’s trying to make it up by making sure her sister’s daughter, Lulu is living a happy and safe life. The only problem is that Lulu’s guardian, uptight, ultra-organized, ex-SAS, Capt. Matt Peterson won’t allow her to even visit her. Now Darcy needs to find a way to convince him that being a tattooed ex-con is not as bad as it seems. 

I loved Darcy’s kick-a$$ character! I think the author did an excellent job of portraying the true nature of her character. She was tough and protective yet showed glimpses of vulnerability at exactly the right moments. Even when she was unsure or feeling susceptible, she still went ahead and made the tough decisions. 
Matt on the other hand cracked me up half of the time. He was supposed to be this stiff, uptight, almost super-soldier but when it came to Lulu and Darcy… well, let’s just say he became someone else entirely different but not in a bad way. He and Darcy formed some kind of bond, that as much as they tried to deny it existed, or not give it a name, worked excellent for me because it was that openness and honest attitude from both of them that made their nameless relationship work; as long as their meddlesome friends were not trying to dictate their lives. 
Argh! That really annoyed me, though! Darcy and Matt’s friends were always telling them how bad they were for each other and how much damage each would cause to the other. I mean, seriously, consenting adults? At least in the end, friends served their purpose and proved that without them life would not only be boring but also so much harder and lonely. 

It’s not very often I connect this well with characters but this book was something else. Even Lulu was a delight to read. Those that have dealt with little kids will immediately understand and chuckle at what the characters had to go through with little Lulu. 
It’s not very often I give 5 stars to books either but I think this one warrants it. There simply was nothing I didn’t like; if anything I could re-read this book just for the sheer pleasure of reading it again. 

** I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***
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text 2017-12-06 23:00
Reading progress update: I've read 72%.
The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose) - Nina Croft

In which the heroine gets more likable the more I read about her. So much so that I had to write about her. Also, if anyone needs to know what's it like to live with a two-year old child, this is the book to read! 

 

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review 2017-12-01 00:00
The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose)
The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose) - Nina Croft

Nina Croft struck gold with her Cutting Loose series. The message behind the series is a powerful one. We all make mistakes, but it's not the mistake that shapes us but the lessons we learn from them. Out of desperation, these women have made some hard choices and pay the price for them. Will their lives ever be normal again. The Bad Girl and The Baby is Darcy's turn to reveal her truth. Struggling with sorrow, guilt and determination, she is ready to take back her life and find her only living relative. The problem is Matt Peterson keeps getting in the way. How is an ex -con supposed to redeem herself in the eyes of the man that holds her future in his hands? Give him her heart and trust him to do the right thing. Darcy and Matt are as gritty as they come with a lot of baggage standing in the way of a happy ending, but the thrill is hoping they make it to the other side.

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