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The Last Cheerleader
The Last Cheerleader
Author: Meg O'Brien
ISBN-13: 9781551667232
ISBN-10: 1551667231
Publication Date: 12/1/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought this was going to be a really fast paced suspenseful read, but it turned out to be predictable and written to formula. Good for when you need something to read while waiting for an appointment or on the bus to work, but it won't keep you awake at night.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved it. I read through it in a matter of hours. A few surprises!
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Helpful Score: 2
From the first page it's clear Meg O'Brien has a crafty, intelligent mind. The Last Cheerleader starts off as a short narrative by the lead character, Mary Beth, reflecting on a failed relationship. Anyone who's ever had a lover fall far short of expectations will have no trouble relating to Mary Beth's musings. From there, the book takes off in a delightfully frantic pace. I found Mary Beth a determined character with a quick mind and a cool, sardonic sense of humor. What I hope for in any novel is that the author not only keep me entertained throughout, but get my heart racing every once in awhile. Meg O'Brien achieved that easily with this book. She always does, which is why I'll always be a fan of her writing.
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Helpful Score: 1
very good
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Helpful Score: 1
Intriguing story of an LA literary agent and her dealings with her writers + an old friend - the cheerleader. Murder follows. What's going on? Good book.
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At a pace any locomotive would envy, O'Brien's newest romantic thriller (after Crimson Rain) moves from the dead-end musings of its lovestruck narrator, literary agent Mary Beth Conahan, to writer Tony Blake, the client she's been infatuated with for three years. Barely a dozen pages into the book, Blake is found brutally murdered in a West Hollywood bedroom alongside Mary Beth's ex-husband. The weapon-a rare ivory Chinese dildo. When a duplicate dildo dispatches Mary Beth's hottest author, who's been holed up in a seedy motel working on what appears to be a threatening true crime tell-all, Mary Beth becomes the prime suspect. Her predicament worsens after her former best friend (the titular cheerleader) turns up needing a place to stay and someone to help her outwit her unsavory husband, who may be testing a harmful substance on their daughter, Jade. Before long, Mary Beth finds herself in mortal danger and in a romantic predicament, as two very viable love interests-investigating detective Dan Rucker and her ex-lover Patrick Llewellen-vie for her affection. Mary Beth's straightforward first-person narration won't snare readers like a siren's call, but the story's frenetic pacing and many convoluted twists will.
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suspence thriller
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Successful L.A. literary agent Mary Beth Conahan has come a long way from her troubled past. But when Mary Beth's ex-husband and her bestselling author are killed, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. And if that's not bad enough an old friend--Lindy VanCourt--shows up with troubles of her own. In high school, Lindy was everything Mary Beth was not, a cheerleader who dated and finally married Roger VanCourt, the wealthiest boy in school. Now, however, Roger has thrown Lindy out of their pricey San Francisco home. She's living on the streets, denied access to her only child. Mary Beth can't turn her old friend away. But almost immediately their lives are threatened. Caught up in a series of terrifying events, Mary Beth will uncover more that she bargained for--a sinister plot and a heartbreaking secret that will change Mary Beth's life forever.
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Successful L.A. literary agent Mary Beth Conahan has come a long way from her troubled past. But when Mary Beth's ex-husband and her bestselling author are killed, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. And if that's not bad enough an old friend -- Lindy Van Court -- shows up with troubles of her own.
In high school, Lindy was everything Mary Beth was not: a cheerleader who dated and finally married Roger Van Court, the wealthiest boy in school. Now, however, Roger has thrown Lindy out of their pricey San Francisco home. She's living on the streets, denied access to her only child.
Mary Beth can't turn her old friend away. But almost immediately their lives are threatened. Caught up in a series of terrifying events, Mary Beth will uncover more that she bargained for -- a sinister plot and a heartbreaking secret that will change Mary Beth's life forever.
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found this to be well written and suspenseful enough to keep you reading to find 'who dun it', there are no chapters in the book but yet you don't need them as the story flows along quickly without unnecessary details of sex and there is no bad language to offend anyone