Book Reviews of The Island

The Island
The Island
Author: Heather Graham
ISBN-13: 9780778324249
ISBN-10: 0778324249
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 241 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
A quick read. A mystery, some romance, and an enjoyable setting make this an fun book to take to the shore or pool this Summer. I finished this in two sittings.
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Helpful Score: 5
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of good characters, murders, and romance. A story set in Florida involving divers, treasure, boats and a good mystery.
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Helpful Score: 5
Not as predictable as her other books. Had a few nice twists and was a very fast, enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Easy, fast paced action, bit of romance thrown in and a twist at the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great Book! Keeps you hanging until the very end.
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Helpful Score: 1
A mix of romance and mystery that will keep you reading to the end. I was definitely surprised at the closure--a twist I hadn't expected.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fast paced thriller/mystery/romance story set in Miami and the Florida Keys... a great escape to a more tropical place. It was a little confusing near the end, but overall an easy, enjoyable read.
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This is Heather Graham's 2006 book.
On a weekend vacation with her brother and niece, Beth Anderson is unnerved when a stroll on the beach reveals what appears to be a skull, and instantly recalls the retired couple who disappeared off the island's coast a few months earlier. As a stranger approaches, Beth panics and covers the evidence. But when she later returns to the beach, the skull is gone.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was one of the best books so far that I have read from this author AND IT DEFINITLY WILL NOT BE MY LAST. i COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN. IT WAS A PAGE TURNER
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Beth and her family are on an island for vacation, amongst other vacationers as well. She finds a skull hidden in the sand on the beach, and is very suspicious about this guy Keith and his buddies that are walking the very same stretch of beach.... and they're coming straight toward her and the spot that the skull was found.

That's really all the farther I got in this one. The story just didn't hold my interest. Or rather, it might've if Beth wasn't freaked out about 'something' every-other second. She's too paranoid and too suspicious about what she found and started suspecting Keith and his buddies knowing or having something to do with the skull she found; and everything to do with who Keith was. It was just too dramatic and unrealistic for me.

I thought this book would be a nice summer mystery I might dig into, but once I started, I knew it wasn't going to be as intriguing as I had hoped. I would say read another one. Anything by Lisa Gardner is worth the thrill.
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Helpful Score: 1
I did not like this book. Its the first book I've ever read by Heather Graham and I am disappointed because I had higher expectations.
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Helpful Score: 1
On a Florida island, Beth Anderson, finds a skull, that later disappears. Did the stranger, Keith Henson, have anything to do with it's disappearance? Beth's investigation becomes dangerous and someone is trying to stop her.
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A thriller off an island in Florida. Great read. Once again Heather Graham has outdone herself!!
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I did not like this book. I thought it would be more suspenseful, but found that it reminded me a lot of a romance novel. If you are into romance and suspense, you may like this better than I did. I didn't even finish it because I did not enjoy it.
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Good story but I think it moves a little slow.
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Awesome book!!! i couldn't put it down. A real page turner. Great romance and who done it! A fast read!
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Great book. Highly recommended.
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Since I like books set in my home state of FL, I thought this would be a fun, summer read. Unfortunately, it was a romance novel disguised as a novel of suspense. The settings were good- an island off the shores of Miami called Calliope Key, and a yacht club in Miami, there were many undeveloped, interchangeable characters, plenty of red herrings, and the obligatory sex scenes....even upon the main characters' first meeting. I couldn't wait to finish this book, which I finally did, just to find out the denouement of the plot. But, general impression: meh. For readers of romance novels only.
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I suppose this wasn't that bad but it seemed kind of shallow after listening to "Water For Elephants". The narrator was good, Joyce Bean,a voice that's easy to listen to. All in all, not a bad story - just not "gripping".
Unabridged 8 CDs Approx 9 hours
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Fun book for killing the daily commute. More of a 'chick' book though not a romance novel, and it has enough of a plot to keep the story going all the way to the end. For me it was something outside of what I normally read.
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Great story!!! Lots of suspense.
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On a weekend vacation Beth Anderson is unnerved when a stroll on the beach reveals what appears to be a skull.As a stranger approaches,Beth panics and covers the evidence.But when she later returns to the beach,the skull is gone.
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I liked it well enough but it definitely wasn't one of my favorite Heather Graham books.
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When a mysterious young man stumbles into the life of the recently widowed Claudia, he reignites her sleeping sexuality. But is the handsome and angelic Paul really a combination of innocent and voluptuary, amnesiac and genius? Claudias friends become involved in trying to decide whether or not he is to be trusted. As an erotic obsession flowers between Paul and Claudia, and all taboos are obliterated, his true identity no longer seems to matter.
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Nice read...
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Very good book with a surprise twist at the end.
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Heather Graham keeps you guessing with this one, she just keeps getting better.
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A "fast-reading book, a good mystery based in South Florida, it kept me guessing through much of the book.
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I loved this book, I think I finished it in a couple of days. This is a very good author. I like her vampire series better.
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Wonderful, fun mystery,....lots going on and lots of great characters !
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I have never read this author but wow I loved this book. Was on the New York Times Bestselling...
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a good read, keeps you guessing till the end as to who is the bad guy.
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OK - a little sappy, but the relationship between neice and aunt is fantastic. Brings back some of her previous characters in Miami such as Ashley (forensic artist) and her husband Jake. Easy summer beach read.
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A slice of paradise in the turquois wayrtd og douthern Florida, the island is a lush, breathtaking sanctuary. Few can resist its allure, or its primitive beauty, but fewer still know its secrets.
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Good story -- with twists and turns that will keep you guessing. Mostly new characters but some willl be familiar if you have read any other Heather Grahan books surrounding the Florida Keys...
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good reading
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Great read. Wish I could read it all over again.
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A very good mystery
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About this title: Leslie Kloslosky didn't believe her friends's premonition that she'd meet the perfect man on her vacation in England--right up to the instant a tall, dark stranger entered the cramped elevator and lit a fire in her blood! Mike Smith wasn't about to let Leslie out of his life . . . but would he be clever enough to elude a pair of thieves hot on their trail?
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As usual a very good Graham book.
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I loved this book. It had suspence, mystery, romance. I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I recommend it highly
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I really enjoyed this book...it's classic Heather Graham!!
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an easy read
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Fast moving mystery. Heather Graham always does a great job.
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This is the first Heather Graham book I've read. I don't think I'll be reading another!
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A tropical setting & a cast of characters that will keep you guessing.
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Social director of a Florida yacht club solves a mystery and falls in love.