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    Hush

    Excellent reading . I could not keep the book down. Until I completely read the book. Loved it. Looking forward to reading more of your books.
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    Disappointing conclusions

    I found the story was going along okay until it abruptly fell apart. It was as if the author had been told to wrap it up within so many pages. Sam, after being strong for five years, totally falls apart and her new interest, who is supposedly intelligent, tells her he’s in love with her after seeing her twice.
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    Sam doesn't quit.

    Quirky Sam is trying to stay sane and make something of herself at the same time. This is a great start to an excellent series.
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    Sam's Song

    The first word that comes to my mind when I met Sam Smith is "spunky." This petite woman is hell-bent on pleasing her clients: first by tracking a stalker, then by finding a murderer. Then she stumbles upon something even more sinister. Although she has it together in her occupation, she has psychological issues brought on by an abusive, alcoholic mother and ex-husband. She can fight the toughest criminals, but lets her hair fall into her face, hiding her emotions, when it comes to personal matters. Sam is an endearing character. Her assessments of some of the people she encounters will make you laugh at her wicked mind. At other times, you'll cry at the pain she's suffered. The story is worth reading for the events that unfold. But it has more. It delves into the effects drugs and alcohol have on people--not only those abusing the substances, but also the people they know. It results in domestic abuse, negative psychological perceptions of oneself, and so much more hurt and pain.
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    good Mystery

    Sam’s Song by Hannah Howe is the 1st in the Sam Smith mystery series. 3.5 stars Series Background (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books): Samantha (Sam) is an Enquiry Agent (Private Investigator) with a rather seedy office by the wharfs, and has a cat named Marlowe, who lovingly brings her dead mice. Between an alcoholic for a mother, an unknown father and an abusive journalist for an ex-husband, Sam is learning to look after herself, but she’s a bit of a mess. My Synopsis: Sam is hired by Derwena de Caro, a singer who says she has a stalker. Derwena’s credibility is somewhat questionable. Set to release a new album, the first in a few years, she is still surrounded by the same distractions that caused problems when she first hit the limelight. Booze, drugs, and a philandering boyfriend are central to her life. So Sam questions the stalker report, but soon has bigger fish to fry. Woody, Derweena’s rather sleazy boyfriend, is suspected of murdering T.P McGill, her old boyfriend. So now Sam has been hired to prove Woody is innocent. That means finding the real killer. Meanwhile, Sam’s ex is trying to get back in her life, and although he keeps claiming to be a changed man, his behaviour says differently. She also has a new love interest. My Opinions: This sort of felt like reading a book by Raymond Chandler, only this time it was the cat that was called Marlowe, and the topics were up-to-date. I was always a fan of old-time detective/PI novels, so this was good. The plot was good, the characters entertaining, and the pace fast. I did, however, find myself skimming the non-stop descriptions of everyone’s appearance. Really, every article of clothing, paragraph upon paragraph…. On the other hand, you could really picture the characters. Love Hurts seems to be the overall theme, and there was definitely pain involved. I think the author handled Sam’s insecurities and the abuse scenes well, although it didn’t leave me with much respect for Sam. Most of the book was spent waiting for Sam to stand up for herself. Overall, I ended up enjoying the book, and will definitely check out the next one in the series.
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