Book Reviews of Cause For Alarm

Cause For Alarm
Cause For Alarm
Author: Erica Spindler
ISBN-13: 9781551669632
ISBN-10: 1551669633
Publication Date: 5/1/2002
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
WOW!! My first book by this author but definitely not my last. This story was great!! Keeps you hooked til the end. Whoever gets this book next, hang on for the ride!!
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I had a hard time putting this book down. Couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. A good read that I'd recommend to anyone. This ws my first book by this author and I plan on reading more of her stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is my first Spindler novel. It won't be my last! This was a fast, fun read. Liked the story twists...very exciting!
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excellent read, stayed up half the night to finish. GREAT
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Another very good Erica Spindler story. A young woman gives her baby to an infertile couple and insinuates herself into their lives. It may sound familiar, but the story is different with a twist.
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This book is fast-paced and makes you think.
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A great read. I did not close it till I had to. Enjoyed the main characters and the plotting was well-done.
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Great book - couldn't put it down till i knew what happened
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I truly enjoyed this one!! I'm an Erica Spindler fan and this is one of her earlier works, but WOW!! I couldn't put it down!
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Another great Erica Spindler book! Couldn't put it down.
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I have read all of her books and they are a great read if you like authentic details and a freightening read.
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Julianna Starr, pregnant and alone, decides to run away from the man who would destroy her life. One the run and scared for her life, she focuses on a couple that would adopt her baby. But what the couple doesn't know is that Julianna wants more than just her baby being adopted.
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I read it awhile ago so I can't remember all the details but I know I did enjoy it. It is the first book I'm listing - so let the reading begin.
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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! Couldn't put it down or the bad guys might leak out of the pages. Catches you on the first page and doesn't let go until the last.
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A PBS recycle!! This is the 2nd Spindler book I've read so far!! Very good read!! I've already got another one ordered! I love her books!!
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Really interesting book ! Kept me up late reading it
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A young woman is pregnant and on the run from the baby's father (she has learned that he is a killer for hire). She leaves wealth and privilege behind for the seedy side of New Orleans. She plans to give her baby up for adoption. While choosing a couple to adopt the baby, she becomes obsessed with the husband, and begins to emulate the wife, trying to destroy the marriage.

This book is very reminiscent of the movie "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle": obsessed young woman, beautiful young family, scary stalker element. This book adds a little more to the mix though, including the CIA, a hit man, a well-known novelist, and murder. A good story, but a little predictable. Not Spindler's best work, but satisfying nonetheless.
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I like all of Erica Spindler books!
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She is such a great writer....the books are hard to put down. I usually finish one of her books in 2 days.
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good reading a bit long,but still good
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Erica Spindler writes tremendous intrigue. The ingenue in each novel is a young to mid-thirties woman facing a known or unknown crisis... personal and career wise, usually...if you like great suspense/murder mystery novels, you will love Erica Spindler. The characters are all well developed, and you will find yourself wishing that the novel wouldn't end.
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They have a perfect marriage, but cannot have a child. The adoption agency's call fulfills that dream, and opens the door to a nightmare.
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Spindler's latest romantic suspense (after Shocking Pink) moves fast and takes no prisoners. Kate and Richard Ryan, the perfect couple (money, good looks, successful power careers, great house on Lake Pontchartrain), adopt a baby girl to make their lives complete. Unbeknownst to them, the birth mother, Julianna, a young woman on the run from her ex-lover, CIA contract-killer John Powers, is more than a tad unhinged. Unable to tear herself from the beautiful lives of the Ryans, Julianna falls for Richard and becomes his mistress. Meanwhile, baby Emma fulfills Kate's life in a way material success never could. But Powers is closing in on all of them, vowing bloody revenge, and Kate finds herself turning to old boyfriend Luke Dallas, bestselling author of detective stories, for aid and comfort. Though marred by an occasionally clunky prose style, Spindler's newest is an intriguing look into the twisted mind of someone for whom murder is simply a business.
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This is an awesome book! Keeps you at the edge of your seat!
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Kate and Richard Ryan have the perfect marriage -- marred only by their inability to have a child. The adoption agency's call fulfills that dream . . . and opens the door to a nightmare . . .
CAUSE FOR ALARM.

Julianna Starr has chosen Kate and Richard to be more than the parents of her child. For Richard is the man of her fantasies, the one she's been waiting for. Stalking the couple, Julianna molds herself in Kate's image and insinuates herself into Richard's life, determined to tear their perfect marriage apart.

But for Kate and Richard, the nightmare has only begun. Because Julianna is not alone. From her dark past comes a man of unspeakable evil . . .

No one is safe -- not even the innocent child Kate and Richard call their own.
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Spindler's latest romantic suspense (after Shocking Pink) moves fast and takes no prisoners.

Kate and Richard Ryan, the perfect couple (money, good looks, successful power careers,

great house on Lake Pontchartrain), adopt a baby girl to make their lives complete.

Unbeknownst to them, the birth mother, Julianna, a young woman on the run from her ex-lover,

CIA contract-killer John Powers, is more than a tad unhinged. Unable to tear herself from

the beautiful lives of the Ryans, Julianna falls for Richard and becomes his mistress.

Meanwhile, baby Emma fulfills Kate's life in a way material success never could. But Powers

is closing in on all of them, vowing bloody revenge, and Kate finds herself turning to old

boyfriend Luke Dallas, bestselling author of detective stories, for aid and comfort. Though

marred by an occasionally clunky prose style, Spindler's newest is an intriguing look into

the twisted mind of someone for whom murder is simply a business.
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Kate and Richard have the perfect marriage. The only flaw, is their inabilityto have a child. The adoption agency's call fullfills that dream...and opens the door to a nightmare.
Julianna Starr has secretly chosen the Ryan's to adopt her child. She has even molded herself in Kate's image and places herself in Richard's life.
From Julianna's past comes a man that is filled with unspeakabe evil.
Now no one is safe from this man. Not even the innocent child.
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Another good story by Erica Spindler! - Abridged 2 tapes
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I am a huge Erica Spindler fan, this one does not disappoint. She writes an excellent thriller and yoiu easily get caught up in the action.
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I loved this one! Fast paced and full of twists and turns.
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Kate and Richard Ryan have the perfect marriage- marred only by their inability to have a child. The adoption agency's call fulfills that dream...and opens the door to a nightmare.
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Another good Erica Spindler book...fast reading!
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way too long and drawn out and too much jumping around with the characters.
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this book got me hooked on Erica books
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Very good book..
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My first Erica Spindler, will not be my last.
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preety creepy thriller
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"Kate and Richard Ryan have the perfect marriage, except that they cannot have a baby, until Julianna Starr gives her child to them, but when Julianna molds herself in Kate's image--trying to steal Richard--the nightmare begins." - worldcat.org
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I have enjoyed all of Erica Spindler's books!
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Spindler NEVER disappoints!
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This is an AUDIO BOOK, recorded on 2 cassettes, running time approx. 3 hours, abridged.
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This book is new and never read by me so I can't say if it's good or not
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An older novel (1999)from Erica Spindler but I picked it up at a used book store after reading some of her more current work - an adoption-gone-wrong thriller.
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what an interesting premise this is. lots of plot twists and turns. a good read.