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review 2015-06-11 18:12
A deeper darkness by J.T. Ellison
A Deeper Darkness - J.T. Ellison

CReading,, *may edit after reading*

clean, smooth writing.  a bit slow in the beginning(pace).. aren't all crime books that way? 

not enough suspense tho.. i love a very good suspense in crimes. 

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edited: read: 3.5 stars

 

from GR:

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments.

But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam's life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.

On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend's mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son. Eddie Donovan is officially the victim of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam's sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. The ex-Ranger was murdered, though not for his car.

Forced to confront the burning memories and feelings about yet another loved one killed brutally, Sam loses herself in the mystery contained within Donovan's old notes. It leads her to the untouchable Xander, a soldier off-grid since his return from Afghanistan, and then to a series of brutal crimes stretching from that harsh mountainous war zone to this nation's capital. The tale told between the lines makes it clear that nobody's hands are clean, and that making sense of murder sometimes means putting yourself in the crosshairs of death.

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Just as I've said, a slow pace. The story was being built nicely with all the plot and all. Twists were in there. Not many, not that shocking.. but it's okay. I can't review a crime book more technically for now but i'll get used to it eventually. I plan to read crimes this summer and i somehow knew already the gist and the build-up from this book and all the few others that stuck with me years ago.

 

I am currently reading the book 2 of this series and it's more interesting with the biological attack being the challenge, and with Dr. Sam having a new life with his new love.

 

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review 2014-01-09 00:00
Edge of Black (Dr. Samantha Owens #2)
Edge of Black (Dr. Samantha Owens #2) - J.T. Ellison 3.5 star read
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review 2012-05-30 00:00
A Deeper Darkness (Dr. Samantha Owens, #... A Deeper Darkness (Dr. Samantha Owens, #1) - J.T. Ellison OK, ANYONE who knows me for even the shortest period of time, knows I am a HUGE fan of author Steve Hamilton and the duo sister writing team of PJ Parrish! Absolutely love 'em!! However, both these authors are INCREDIBLY SLOW in releasing new books, so I have to find new authors to entertain me with their style of writing. This is not an easy feat. When I make a statement that an author can go toe to toe with these two, the author should take it as my HIGHEST level of compliments cuz I don't say it frequently! JT Ellison is one of those few authors.This book moves quickly, as do all of her books. However, one of the things that I love most about Ellison's writing is that most female mystery writers resort to the romance dance as part of their storyline (or in my humble opinion..to prop up a weakly written book!). It drive me INSANE! Ellison's writing has such a quality to it that focus on strong characters and a carefully laid out plot, that she doesn't have to resort to such "silliness". On a side note, this book was incredibly sad story to me...much sadder than any of her other books. I love the character of Sam Owens, so to see the difficulties she has had to endure, I really felt for her.
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