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The Girl Who Ran Off with Daddy

by David Handler

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I was completely disappointed with this, both as a story and as an audiobook. I knew who the killer was going to be before the first corpse showed up (which is well into the second half of the book), and the characters were generally so over the top as to be unbelievable. I didn't buy into the murderer's motivation, and the dialogue between the murderer and the investigator at the end was amateurish and over-long.

The reading was terrible - the main character had no emotion, and everything the main character said and thought was in a terrible monotone, robbing the story of any humor. It was as though the reader thought this was some kind of film noir or perhaps he was channelling a bad Sgt. Joe Friday imitation. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
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Celebrity ghostwriter Hoagy Hoag reaches new heights of domestic bliss on a Connecticut farm with his ex-wife and their daughter. Reality intrudes in the guise of Hoagy's middle-aged mentor and his step-daughter/lover. What a book this would make ... particularly after the dead bodies start piling up.
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A man runs off with his wife's 18-year-old daughter in this novel. They arrive at the farm of Stewart Hoag, ghostwriter, sleuth and friend, and ask to be put up. He takes them in, but soon after the man is found murdered. Suspects include the girl's mother, the girl's father and the girl's boyfriend. By the author of The Man Who Cancelled Himself.… (more)

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