Dakota

Dakota

Large Print - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Amnesiac drifter Andi Oliver moves between waitressing jobs throughout the country until a discovery at a livestock facility renders her a target of a hired gunman and a pursuer who would claim something from her forgotten past.

Baker
& Taylor

Amnesiac drifter Andi Oliver moves between waitressing jobs throughout the country until a discovery at a livestock facility renders her a target of two men, including a hired gunman and a pursuer who would claim something from her forgotten past.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781410405418
1410405419
Characteristics: 613 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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Spirit_of_Che
Apr 20, 2018

I love Martha Grimes detective series with Richard jury. I picked this up because of my pleasurable experience with those.

This was such a disappointment. Not only did the story never resolve itself it jumped around especially near the end. The colorful characters in the Richard jury novels were missing. There were a couple interesting ones here but towards the end it all turned into a chaotic mess.

I would definitely not recommend this to anyone

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homebodydeb
May 23, 2017

I felt like I was baited and then the content was switched. I kept reading this disgusting book because I hoped to find out what happened to the girl with amnesia. Frustratingly, I had to endure reading about pig farming and slaughtering scenarios. I wouldn't have felt so suckered if both the animal mishandling was addressed as well as finding out about the heroine of the story. If I would have known what the book was REALLY about, I would never have borrowed it! What I wish I had done was gone against my practice of not spoiling the story by reading the ending, early on. I like mysteries but will never read another Martha Grimes book again! Totally unsatisfying!

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elsieh
Dec 23, 2011

Grimes never solved the central mystery of the book: who was Andi, the central character, and what happened to cause her amnesia? I was left hanging which made me feel very dissatisfied.

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HereHere
Nov 24, 2011

This was a real page-turner. There were only one or two chapters that were not as interesting, but the story is golden.

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