Book Reviews of Cold Target

Cold Target
Cold Target
Author: Patricia Potter
ISBN-13: 9780425193860
ISBN-10: 0425193861
Publication Date: 1/6/2004
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A good romantic suspense novel set in New Orleans and Bisbee, AZ. It involves a woman's search for a sister she didn't know she had and the investigation of a closed murder case.
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Wow, what an interesting book. Holly is on the run from her husband while her unknow half sister is facing murder and deception in trying to find her. A must read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Tense! A great read!
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very good
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Powerful men, runaway wives with a twist. Good read
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Too much romance mixed in with a halfway decent mystery; however, I don't like the Romance genre, so if you do, it's a pretty good read.
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As holly and her son try to start over in Bisbee, Arizonia Meredith begins a desperate search for information on her long-lost sister. Almost instantly , her life is treatened and her house ransacked. She finds help-and passion-from an unexpected source. Detective Gage Gaynor is investigating a closed murder case that dead-ends at Meredith;s powerful family. As sparks fly between them, they begin to rebuild the past, linking Meredith and Holly in a conspiracy of lies that could shatter their lives-and the dreams they never had a chance to dream
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romantic suspense
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In the dead of night, Holly Matthews, the wife of a New Oreleans senator, takes her son and flees for her life...

At her mother's deathbed, lawyer Meredith Rawson learns that she has a sister, and promises to find her...

As Holly and her son try to start over in Bisbee, Arizona, Meredith begins a desperate search for information on her long-lost sister. Almost instantly, her life is threatened and her house ransacked. She find help, and passion, from an unexpected source. Detective Gage Gaynor is investigating a closed murder cas that dead-ends at Meredith's powerful family. As sparks fly between them, they begin to rebuild the past, linking Meredith and Holly in a conspiracy of lies that could shatter their lives - and the dreams they never had a chance to dream...
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Not the best romantic suspense has to offer, but not a bad read overall though it had a sloooow start.

There are two storylines going on simultaneously. On the romantic side of things, the two main characters fight each other, and their attraction for a while, though things pick up in the second half of the book. The secondary character's romance is pretty low key until the very end.

The mystery/suspense aspect was a lot better. For the most part, it's what keeps you reading, although you know pretty early on who all the players are. We do get various points of view though, from sets of characters as well as the villains, so the overall story being told is a well rounded one.
Worth reading?: Yes. Worth keeping?: Meh,not so much.

On a side note, the author's blurb in the back says that (at least in 2004, when this was published) Ms. Potter is the President of Romance Writers of America...so maybe her books since then have improved? Will definitely give her another try:-)
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excellent!
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Great book
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Great Book