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by William Bernhardt

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ISBN: 0345458621
ISBN13: 978-0345458629
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Author: William Bernhardt
Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 2002)
ePUB size: 1638 kb
FB2 size: 1439 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 172
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Reviewer Eleanor Miller has written a first rate review of this book which I agree with without reservation. I urge you to read it for a full presentation of what this book is about.
I bring an interesting perspective to this book about an Episcopal priest who is charged with the murder of the Senior Warden of the parish and who is defended by an attorney who is a member of the choir. I happen to be an Episcopalian, an attorney, a member of the choir of my church and the Senior Warden. For that reason alone, I was interested to see where this story was going.
Well, let's say first that Father Beale of this book is no Father Timothy, of Jan Karon fame. He has a temper, some say a "muderous" one, he is on the edge of many contentious issues that the Church is dealing with at this time, his vestry wants him to resign and he is an advocate for the Liberated Christian lifestyle. I'll let you read the book and see how that fits into the story.
I found the book to be an interesting whodunit. You know it isn't Father Beale, but who the heck is it? That is revealed late in the book along with the presentation to the reader of a an issue that many may not have thought about before reading this book. I guarantee you will think about it afterwards. I leave it for you to find out what it is. Well worth reading!
I have been away from reading the likes of Bernhardt, Tannenbaum, Jance et al. So on a recent holiday I happily grabbed this one based on the reviews seen on Amazon. As series writers go, as they get into their 10th book and beyond ... the twists and turns get well old and predictable. This book started out pretty well, it held my interest for a while, but some of the side entries e.g. the priest's notes became tedious so eventually I just skipped them. They did not add much to the puzzle. I flew through the book and fairly early on I figured out 2 of the twists which made the last 80 or so pages tough. When he threw the ending together in the last few pages it made absolutely no rhyme or reason. It read like the author wanted the book over so he chopped it up! Very disappointed! I threw the book away.
Total disappointment! 75 percent don't and he introduced a wife swapping plot that became ridiculous. Tried to skim beyond and it just plunged into absurdity. Don't waste a dime in this loser. Won't read another Bernhardt after this atrocity!
William Bernhardt always entertains. The plots, as in this book, are complex and somewhat believable. His main characters are likable and engaging. I'm always ready for another one.
Love the story - author has some spelling errors that made a few sentences read oddly. Other than that, love the Ben Kincaid series!
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Twists and turns that you don't see coming. A very good book.
Like all the other William Bernhardt books, I absolutely loved this one as well.