Book Reviews of Always Time to Die LP

Always Time to Die LP
Always Time to Die LP
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
ISBN-13: 9780060787172
ISBN-10: 0060787171
Publication Date: 7/15/2005
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This is the first book I've read by this author. The imagery is vivid, especially in the opening murder scene. The characters are likeable--even the bad guy seems human and fallible but not really all that bad until the end. Also, I have to say, as an avid reader and a writer myself, I did not expect the big reveal in the epilogue which is unusual for me. It's a pretty good twist.
However, throughout the story the bad guy is kind of obvioustheres no real mystery, unless you count his motive. The last chapter just kind of ends abruptly and leaves you a little off kilter before it launches you into the epilogue, which takes place two months after the rest of the story. One minute the hero and heroine are sitting around talking about DNA testing and then all of a sudden the book jumps two months forward in time as if the author was suddenly sick of writing and decided to end the book. That was a little annoying, especially when you're expecting some sort of stand-off.
For the most part it was a good enough read that if I happen upon another of Lowell's books, I'll probably pick it up.
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Helpful Score: 3
Not quite the novel I expected after reading the Donovan series and Rarities Unlimited - those novels seemed to be an even mix of romance, suspense and drama. Although this was a good, hedging on great, suspense novel there wasn't the romance aspect I expected from Lowell. However, I do have to compliment her for building in the romance and not being clumsy about it - it flowed appropriately with the novel. I guess if you'd read the Donovan series, this would disappoint a little. If you read this first, the Donovan's would knock you out of your seat. A great suspense read, but not an enthralling romance/suspense drama.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was a shocker. I have read so many books where I knew what the end-game was immediately...this is not one of them. The book was written very well, and I stayed up until the wee hours to finish it..and I still can't stop thinking about the plot. Really enjoyed this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Elizabeth Lowell, but I could NOT get into this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fast-paced romantic suspens novel. This was one of my favorite Lowell books. You'll see reoccurring characters from other books, but it is not necessary to have read something else before this. It stands nicely on its own.
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Lowell is one of the best!!!!! Great Plot
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Great book by a great author!
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Very good murder mystery.
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Classic Lowell. Good Read
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Typical Lowell reading. Will keep you interested.
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A good mystery about geneology searches.
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Former U.S. Senator Quintrell is dead.
His son, New Mexico's governor, is preparing his run for the highest political office in the land.
And dark family secrets are about to explode with the devastating force of a Southwestern earthquake.
An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" May to their Taos compound to compile a record of the illutrious family. But digging nto the past is raising troubling questions about a would-be president's private life...and the grisly street crime that left his drug-addicted sister dead. As a dark world of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up before Carly, there is no one whom she dares trust - perhaps least of all Dan Duran, a dangerous, haunted enigma who's tied to the Quintrells' history. But she will need an ally to survive the terrible mysteries a father carried to his grave - because folowing the bloodlines of the powerful can be a bloody business. And some dead secrets can kill.
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Lowell rarely disappoints. Well researched, good plot twists, pretty good surprise at the end. Admittedly not my absolute favorite Lowell, but a good read.
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the powerful cantrell family has spent decades in the public eye. now the recent death of the clane patriarch , a former u.s. senator has placed his son in the lime light of murder
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former US Senator Quintrell is dead. His son, New Mexico`s governor, is prepariing his run for the highest political office in the land.
And dark family secrets are about to explode with the devastating force of a Southwestern earthquake.
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I could not put this book down, edge of your seat suspense. Attention Genealogists: This book is right up your alley, combines genealogy with great suspense mystery. Don't miss this Lowell book, I think it is her best to date.
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This was a very interesting, quick read. I enjoyed it!
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An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina May to their Taos compound to compile a record of the illustrious family.But digging into the past is raising troubling questions about a would-be president's private life.
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I always enjoy a good mystery. This book also includes genealogy, which is another interest of mine. Very entertaining.
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I think this is not one of Elizabeth Lowell's better books but it was still a good read. I enjoyed her other books more than this one.
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An eccentric Quintrell aunts has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" May to their Taos compound to compile a record of the illustrious family. But digging into the past is raising troubling questions about a would-be president's private life...and the grisly street crime that left his drug addicted sister dead. As a dark world of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up before Carly, there is no one whom she dares trust- perhaps least of all Dan Duran, a dangerous,haunted enigma who's tied to the quintrell's history. But she will need an ally to survive the terrible mysteries a father carried to the grave-because following the bloodlines of the powerful can be a bloody business. And some dead secrets can kill.
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Well written suspenseful book. I didn't realize it was essentially the first of 2.
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Enjoyable, interesting plot and characters. Another of Ms Lowell's well-written adventures with twists and turns and danger. Wish there was more information about the St. Kilda group. Well worth a read.
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Fairly good, not one of her better ones. A lot of I didn't understand why she left things the way she did.
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Genealogist Carly May goes to Taos to compile a record of her illustrious family. Digging up the past has raised questions about a presidential candidate's private life. With a sometime ally Dan Duran, she is discovering following the bloodlines of the powerful can be bloody business..
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An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" May to their Taos compound to compile a record of the illutrious family. But digging nto the past is raising troubling questions about a would-be president's private life...and the grisly street crime that left his drug-addicted sister dead. As a dark world of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up before Carly, there is no one whom she dares trust - perhaps least of all Dan Duran, a dangerous, haunted enigma who's tied to the Quintrells' history. But she will need an ally to survive the terrible mysteries a father carried to his grave - because folowing the bloodlines of the powerful can be a bloody business. And some dead secrets can kill.

I enjoyed this book although I thought it was a bit slow in some areas but overall a good read!
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A great new Elizabeth Lowell book! It grasps your attention from the beginning and doesn't let go! The characters are easy to fall in love with and hard to forget!
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A love her books and this one was a blockbuster.
Great story, taut mystery, characters you remember.
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good plot;interesting characters;
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I have yet to read a Lowell that I have been disappointed in.
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I have read all of Elizabeth Lowell's books, never disappointed.
This has a lot of twists, a great mystery.
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Carly has been hired to research the Quintrell family geneology. What she finds puts more than the immediate family in danger.
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ok, but slow in places
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riveting
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An elderly Aunt to the current Governor of New Mexico has asked Genealogist Carly May to compile a family history for her. As soon as Carly starts digging through photos and interviewing the locals about the family, a dead rat shows up on her pillow along with a threatening phone call. Someone doesn't want her uncovering the secrets of the past. But Dan Duran is in town on vacation and decides to help her out. He won't tell Carly what his connection is to the family, but he wants to uncover secrets as much as she does.

The first book in Elizabeth Lowell's St. Kilda Consulting series is an intricately plotted mystery with murder, blackmail, poisoning, secret babies and false identities. Just when I thought I had a portion of it figured out, another twist would blow all of my theories. I've read other books by this author and really wasn't impressed. I'm glad I gave her another try. I'll definitely be continuing with this series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Liked it so much have requested other books by Author.
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A Mystery of family betrayal in New Mexico. Elizabeth Lowell is a top mystery writer Once you read one of her books you'll want to read them all
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It took a chapter or two to get into this book, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.
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Suspense-mystery with Romance Quite good
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Former U.S. Senator Quntrell is dead. His son, New Mexico's governor, is preparing his run for the highest political office in the land. And dark family secrets are about to explode with the devastating force of a Southwestern earthquake.

An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" May to their Taos compoung to compile a record of the illustrious family. But digging into the past is raising troubling questions about a would-be president's private life...and the grisly street crime that left his drug-addicted sister dead. As a dark world of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up before Carly, there is no one whom she dares trust - perhaps least of all Dan Duran, a dangerous, haunted enigma who's tied to the Quintrells' history. But she will need an ally to survive the terrible mysteries a father carried to the grave - because following the bloodlines of the powerful can be a bloody business. And some dead secrets can kill.
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Former U.S. Senator Quintrell is dead. His son, New Mexico's Governor, is preparing his run for the highest political office in the land.

And dark family secrets are about to explode with the devastating force of a southwest earthquake.
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took a while to get started but the main characters are well written and it had a lot of twists and turns.
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Good book with great characters worth the read
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Another powerful suspense novel by a master story teller....
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Really good thriller...with DNA as the clue to many of the mysteries things can get pretty complicated!
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Carolina May is hired to write a family history of the Quintrell family in New Mexico. Unfortunately, only the woman who hired her wants her to write the book. Too many secrets and scandals from the past.
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very enjoyable....