Book Reviews of The Girl at the End of the Line

The Girl at the End of the Line
The Girl at the End of the Line
Author: Charles Mathes
ISBN-13: 9780312198879
ISBN-10: 0312198876
Publication Date: 4/1999
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great book, different story line, a page turner! want to read more of this author!
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Charles Mathes is a unique author. His mysteries, which are not series books, nevertheless carry a common theme, that of a woman who has no real past, who doesn'tknow her family or ancestors. But, through some curious turn of events, she has to dig and search and discover who she is and what the family secrets are. The books are wonderful, different, and even charming, though not consciously so. When I accidentally happened onto one of them, I had to have the others immediately. No one else writes anything quite like these stories. Get them and read them!
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gripping plot...admirable herione, and a penetrating fix on Caribbean life...
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From the back of the book:
Neill O'Hara hasn't spoken in the seventeen years since she witnessed her mother's murder. When Neil and older sister Molly discover their grandmother has died under suspicious circumstances, they decide it's high time to find out why sudden death seems to run in their family.
An old Broadway playbill leads them to secrets of their grandmother's scandalous past in New York and then on a merry chase to London and back to Vermont, where they are introduced to the family they never knew...a rich and eccentric bunch.
The sisters follow a trail of adventure and mystery that sweeps from America to England, and finally to a secluded island on the Atlantic coast where a chilling legacy of murder awaits.
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Charles Mathes is a unique author. His mysteries, which are not series books, nevertheless carry a common theme, that of a woman who has no real past, who doesn'tknow her family or ancestors. But, through some curious turn of events, she has to dig and search and discover who she is and what the family secrets are. The books are wonderful, different, and even charming, though not consciously so. When I accidentally happened onto one of them, I had to have the others immediately. No one else writes anything quite like these stories. Get them and read them!
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predictable. utterly, totally predictable. The main one character was somewhat developed. The other characters were so very flat that they more like walking single character traits to be there to help create a story for the main character. Oh, our hero is poor. Of course, she becomes fabulously rich. Aw, she lost her house and wants to live in a castle. One castle coming up. Aw, she misses her mother and wants a family, one instant, extended ancestral family coming up. She falls in love, so her sister is now a burden, surprise! Her sister's 20 year old medical and physcological condition instantly cured and the sister immediately leaves and becomes successful, so no guilt for not wanting to take care of her sister. Friend hinted at being a lesbian. Bomb. No more problem.

Not the worse book I have ever read, but certainly the one with the least character development and one of the most predictable.
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Nell O'Hara hasn't spoken in the seventeen years since she witnessed her mother's murder. When Nell and older sister Molly discover their grandmother has died under suspicious circumstance, they decide it's high time to find out why sudden death seems to run in their family.