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Kiss of the Bees (Walker Family, Bk 2)
Kiss of the Bees - Walker Family, Bk 2
Author: J. A. Jance
Twenty years ago, a darkness rose up out of the blistering heat of the Arizona desert and descended upon the Walker family of Tucson. A personified evil, a serial killer named Andrew Carlisle, brought blood and terror into their world, nearly murdering Diana Ladd Walker and her young son, Davy. Now much has changed. The family has grown larger. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380805990
ISBN-10: 0380805995
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Pages: 464
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Kiss of the Bees (Walker Family, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is a fast paced thriller with an added benefit of learning a lot of Indian legend. A question that is addressed is "Can you transfer evil to another person?" A young family was attacked 20 years ago. Now this family is being threatened again but the serial killer has died. THis new attacker knows things which are impossible for him to be aware of. Who is he and why?
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As usual with JAJance, the book is well written. It is a pleasure to read. The story moves with a good pace and the suspense mounts. The characterization is a little shallow, but the characters are likeable, even the bad guys sometimes.
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reviewed Kiss of the Bees (Walker Family, Bk 2) on + 15 more book reviews
When I started this I didn't realize it was BOOK 2. Maybe I should have read book 1 because I couldn't get into this one.
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Jance takes time out from her popular series featuring lawyer J.P. Beaumont (Breach of Duty) and Sheriff Joanna Brady (Outlaw Mountain) with this many-layered but overplotted suspense novel, set in the Arizona desert and suffused with the mystery and otherworldliness of Papago Indian folklore. Ex-con Mitch Johnson takes revenge on prize-winning author Diana Ladd Walker and former Tucson sheriff Brandon Walker by abducting their adopted teenage Papago daughter, Lani . (Years earlier, Brandon arrested Mitch for killing two illegal aliens; Diana blinded and maimed Mitch's prison cellmate when he attacked her.) Just as the vicious Apaches were the Papagos' most feared enemies, so the unredeemingly vile Mitch is the Walkers' relentless waking nightmare, prone to torture. As the search for Lani accelerates, the interplay among the large cast of Anglo and Indian characters, bound together by kinship, upbringing and respect or animosity, increases. The baggage they bring to the story and their interlocking relationships could overwhelm a less accomplished writer, but Jance has a sure hand. As she cuts from one set of characters to another, as well as from past to present, she creates a coherent and engrossing novel that uses the dreamlike Papago creation myth to artfully combine magic and reality; each chapter is introduced with a pertinent portion of the legend. Unfortunately, a few clunky clues stand out like beacons and when justice finally prevails, it's tied up in a package whose neatness seems more magical than real
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Really enjoyed the folklore of the Indian Tribe presented in this book. The story had a few twists, and at times the characters seemed like old friends.

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