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Alan Drew

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7+ verk 672 medlemmar 65 recensioner 2 favoritmärkta

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Födelsedag
1982
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Very Late to the Party
Firstly I would like to send my deepest apologies to everyone who was involved in my being selected to read this book. Also thank them for selecting me to read this arc. My awful delay has nothing to do with the author and his craft. It all has to do with life getting away from me which is no one's issue but mine. In fact The Recruit by Alan Drew is a fantastic crime story featuring well-developed characters and multiple crimes weaved together in a shocking, but not the far-fetched way. Based in a Southern California town in the 80s, the book addresses themes that exist today. Which makes it very relatable to the reader The story of outsiders coming into a new community and the insiders threatened by their differences and the change is one familiar to all.

Drew brings you into the minds of all the characters telling the story from the perspectives of the medical examiner, the detective and police looking into unsolved cases, the Vietnamese immigrants new to America, and the young boys being led into white supremacy groups as he unveils and weaves together a wave of crime that unfortunately is too real. What I enjoyed most is the pacing. When I realized I had it on my kindle still and hadn’t started it I was able to read it in one sitting which is in great part to great writing. Again my sincerest apologies 4 starts all the way.
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b00kdarling87 | Jan 7, 2024 |
Written with two plot lines, each with Ben as a main protagonist showing how being abused as a child can lead to two different paths in life.
A great engaging read and will be looking for other titles written by this author.
 
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DebTat2 | 15 andra recensioner | Oct 13, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote in 2008 about this read: "An American boy and Kurdish find love in Istanbul during the 1999 Earthquake. But it's still early days for love across these boundaries and tragedy results. It was a bit predictable, but still informative and insightful re life in Istanbul, life for Kurds in Turkey, and the Christian / Islam misunderstandings of each other."
 
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MGADMJK | 47 andra recensioner | Jul 28, 2023 |
I bought this book for $3.00 at the grocery store and then forgot about for 2 years.
Big mistake.
Excellent book!
A serial killer is terrorizing a nice community in Southern California in the early 1980’s. And a second story of a pedophile praying on vulnerable kids.
The two storylines come together nicely.
The book is incredibly well told.
Definitely an author to look for.
 
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zmagic69 | 15 andra recensioner | Mar 31, 2023 |

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Verk
7
Även av
1
Medlemmar
672
Popularitet
#37,565
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
65
ISBN
52
Språk
5
Favoritmärkt
2

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