Book Reviews of The Broken Promise Land (Sharon McCone, Bk 17)

The Broken Promise Land (Sharon McCone, Bk 17)
The Broken Promise Land - Sharon McCone, Bk 17
Author: Marcia Muller
ISBN-13: 9780446604109
ISBN-10: 0446604100
Publication Date: 6/1997
Pages: 367
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
It is so many years since I read this book, I really can't remember how it ranked on the Marcia Muller scale; however, I was really a fan and it is nice to send her book on to someone else.
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Helpful Score: 1
Muller's 1996 bestseller (and a Main Sel'n of the Mystery Guild), one of the later Sharon McCone adventures. If you love country music as much as I do, this one is a 'must read.' Story revolves around Sharon's brother-in-law, country artist Ricky Savage--plenty of family in-fighting, treacherous encounters, even some humor. Four stars, at least!
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I love being in McConeWorld. From Publishers Weekly: "Muller surpasses herself with this vigorous and trenchant mystery thriller, exploring stardom and family life, ambition and revenge, loneliness and conflicting loyalties. In her 17th appearance, the continuously evolving San Francisco PI Sharon McCone, now the head of her own small firm, learns from her brother-in-law, country music megastar Ricky Savage, of increasingly incoherent anonymous notes being sent to his unlisted address, all asking the same question: "Whatever happened to my song?" Agreeing to investigate, Sharon is propelled into both the twisted, oversized world of celebrity and the more intimate devastation occurring within her sister Charlene's family. At the Savage mansion in San Diego hills, Sharon and her lover, security specialist Hy Ripinsky, find the family in turmoil, with Ricky and Charlene, who has found someone new, on the verge of divorce. As the threats escalate to include the six Savage children, safeguards are breached and Ricky's manager is injured in a shooting. With Ricky's major tour approaching, Sharon links the notes to an aspiring singer with whom Ricky had a one-night stand in Texas years before, a woman who pursued him so relentlessly he sent two of his band members, now deceased, to rough her up. While Sharon's associate and friend Rae Kelleher is increasingly involved in tracking down the Texas singer-and with Ricky-Sharon wonders if she and Hy might also be drifting apart. Leading Sharon into the rocky psychological terrain of families, Muller gives her meticulously plotted story, with its absorbing picture of the music industry, a commanding emotional authenticity." Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I found this book of the series to be not quite as good as the others. I had to keep plodding through it to get it read.
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I like this whole series!
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I have read all of Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series. I love the all.
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Someone is bent on getting revenge on Ricky Savage, Sharon McCone's brother-in-law and a two-time Grammy Award-winning country singer. The danger escalates as Sharon realizes that more than one person has been playing underhanded games--and that the music industry is truly a broken promise land.
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Ricky Savage is Sharon McCone's brother-in-law, and the hottest country singer in the business. He's on top professionally, but his longtime marriage to Sharon's sister Charlene is breaking up. Even worse, Ricky has been getting anonymous letters threatening not only himself, but also his children.

It's a tough case for McCone. Unless Ricky lets her into his past and the secrets there, she doesn't have a chance at uncovering the roots of the sick obsession behind the threats.

She soon discovers the stalker is very close at hand, upping the ante of terror with clear warnings that he or she can strike at anytime-and plans to. Ricky isn't helping either and he turns to another lover, who will complicate his emotional state and McCone's investication. Now dirty tricks are putting Ricky's career, as well as his life in jeopardy...and his next Grammy-winning song about shattered hearts and broken promises may be his last.
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From the dustcover:

Ricky Savage is Sharon McCone's brother-in-law, and the hottest country singer in the business. He's on top professionally, but hitting rock bottom in his personal life. His longtime marriage to Sharon's sister Charlene is breaking up, forcing him to question if it was all worth it: the struggle, hard times, and hopes of stardom that finally came true. Even worse, Ricky has been getting anonymous letters threatening not only himself, but also his children.

It's a tough case for McCone because her own family is at risk. She can bring in the security firm in which her lover Hy Ripinsky hold an interest to protect Ricky as he begins a promotional tour for his forth-coming album. But unless Ricky lets her into his past and the secrets there, she doesn't have a chance at uncovering the roots of the sick obsession behind the threats.

Despite McCone's precautions, she soon discovers the stalker is very close at hand, upping the ante of terror with clear warnings that he or she can strike at anytime-and plans to. Ricky isn't helping either as his marriage crumbles and he turns to another lover, who will complicate his emotional state and McCone's investication. Now dirty tricks are putting Ricky's career, as well as his life in jeopardy...and his next Grammy-winning song about shattered hearts and broken promises may be his last.