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Vineyard Shadows by Philip R. Craig
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I hesitate to add this to my inventory because this is the kind of book I really don't like reading. I haven't added any books I don't like for fear I'll get automatic recommendations for more books I won't like. It's not bad, it's just too reminiscent of that old TV show "Murder She Wrote" or even a Lifetime movie; banal and predictable. At the beginning I worried it was classified as a Young Adult book. I finished it and within 24 hours could not even remember the title.
I've read enough reviews to know other readers will really like this kind of story and will be unhappy with my negative comments. Chances are there is a good number of people who like Lifetime movies. But I've relied on high ratings in Library Thing, only to be later stunned at how much I didn't like the same book. So, I guess I'll now start using the ratings from those who don't like the same book...
  LindaB8 | Jul 9, 2013 |
Sleuthing ex-cop J.W. Jackson finds that wife Zee has been forced to kill an intruder at their home. The dead perpetrator and his accomplice were actually looking for the husband of Jackson's first wife, so Jackson suffers from divided loyalties: should he help Zee through her trauma or save his first wife from impending pain? This series makes me want to live the life JW and Zee have. It is definetly another winner in Craig's "Martha's Vineyard" series. ( )
  Anntstobbs | Feb 4, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380820994, Mass Market Paperback)

J.W. Jackson abandoned Boston for the tranquil pleasures of Martha's Vineyard, hoping to leave the violence of the big city behind. But when the past comes looking for him in the guise of two brutal thugs, the former cop knows it is time to put down his fishing pole and start opening doors he'd hoped were closed forever. And when the man the hoodlums were searching for -- a face from Jackson's yesterday -- turns up seeking help, J.W. realizes that personal revenge should be the least of his concerns. Because the shadows darkening the island are longer and deadlier than he ever imagined. And if he can't stem the dark tide lapping at the shores of his beloved Vineyard, the new life he loves and everyone in it will be changed forever.

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Returning home from a clamming expedition, J. W. Jackson finds that his wife Zee and young daughter had been attacked by intruders, which led to the fatal shooting of one of the perpetrators; discovers that the crime has ties to Tom Rimini, the troubled husband of J. W.'s first wife, Carla; and becomes caught up in the conflict with a deadly adversary.… (more)

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