Book Reviews of Sea Change (Jesse Stone, Bk 5)

Sea Change (Jesse Stone, Bk 5)
Sea Change - Jesse Stone, Bk 5
Author: Robert B. Parker
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ISBN-13: 9780425214428
ISBN-10: 0425214427
Publication Date: 3/6/2007
Pages: 308
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 134 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great Jesse Stone novel. Same old Parker, but he somehow makes Stone seem more real, more flawed, than Spenser. Where Spenser has become somewhat of a charicature, Stone remains believable and likable despite his shortcomings.
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After the body of a divorced Florida heiress washes ashore in Paradise, Jesse Stone discovers her kinky secrets-and a sordid past that casts suspicion on everyone she knew, from friends to family, Unfortunately no one is talking, so it's up to Stone to speak for the dead.
My first Robert Parker read. Would give it a B and would read other novels of his.
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"After the body of a divorced Florida heiress washes ashore in Paradise, Jesse Stone discovers her kinky secrets -- and a sordid past that casts suspicion on everyone she knew, from friends to family. Unfortunately no one is talking, so it's up to Stone to speak for the dead."
Robert B. Parker's character - Jesse Stone - is a good substitute for Spenser.
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Fans of Robert B. Parker should buckle themselves into their favorite recliner and prepare for the aptly dubbed Dean of American Crime Fiction's wildest Jesse Stone novel yet, a pedal-to-the-metal mystery in which the intrepid Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief must solve a murder involving enough drunken debauchery and kinky sex to sink a ship -- or at least a corpse.

When the partially decomposed body (a "floater," in cop talk) of a woman washes up on the shores of Paradise during the raucous Race Week -- an almost monthlong celebration where thousands of tourists "drink and eat and fornicate" -- police chief Stone is faced with a laundry list of hedonistic suspects. The woman turns out to be Florence Horvath, a blonde divorcée from Fort Lauderdale with a penchant for rich yacht owners and no-holds-barred sexual aerobics. At first, Stone's primary "person of interest" is Harrison Darnell, a sleazy yacht owner from Florida who happens to be in Paradise for Race Week; but as he finds out more about the dead woman's background -- especially insights garnered from her younger twin sisters, Corliss and Claudia, giggling sybarites with the combined intelligence of "a mud puddle" -- Stone begins to piece together an incredible and extremely disturbing scenario

This fifth installment of Parker's Jesse Stone saga (Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, et al.) is one of his most breakneck novels to date; the nitromethane-fueled pacing of Sea Change will leave readers breathless -- as will the book's unanticipated ending. Paul Goat Allen
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Really enjoy Robert Parker's Jesse Stone character - flaws and all. Easy, fast, enjoyable read.
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Like the fact you can always picture in your mind Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone--love the characters, stories sometimes sensitive material but easy to read and like the banter between Jesse and his cops.
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Jesse is just so cool and layed/laid? back. I love the way he takes down the big mouth with the big body -- just like that. I'm not thrilled with the turn his love life is taking but probably just jealous. Once you've seen Tom Selleck play him on TV, well what can I say -- hunka hunka! I really enjoy a writer that keeps his characters through more than one book. This one if very good. I enjoyed it.
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Parker's new character, Jesse Stone, has brought new life to, IMHO, a sagging author. Personally, I think Parker has been sick to death of Spencer for, oh, the last 15 or so Spencer novels. That doesn't mean I don't read every one of them, it's just that they get so darn repetitive. Anyway, Stone gives Parker new life, and it seems he is excited to be writing about a new character. Parker's wit is there as always, which is what makes Parker so much fun to read. Stone offers the opportunity for different plot lines, and the ancillary characters are delightful. I recommend you read the Stone series from the beginning, Night Passage. It all makes more sense that way.
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An enjoyable,quick read although the characters seem a little far-fetched. A troubling twist at the end.
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This is the new Robert B Parker paperback novel with Jesse Stone as the main character.
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Excellent read, great ending.
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By author Robert B. Parker. After the body of a divorced Florida heiress washes ashore in Paradise, Jesse Stone discovers her kinky secrets .. & a sordid past that casts suspicion on everyone she knew, from friends to family. Unfortunately no one is talking, so it's up to Stone to speak for the dead...
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Terrific dialogue. Parker writes it as well as anyone.
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One of the best I have read
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Loved it! Very quick read and it keeps you guessing right to the very end! Very clever... typical Robert Parker!
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A fast moving mystery
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Jesse Stone is interesting, although am not fond of his female counterpart.
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I could NOT listen to this CD. "she said," "He said" "THey said" "Jess said" "we said" the dialogue got on my last nerve.
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I could NOT listen to this CD. "she said," "He said" "THey said" "Jess said" "we said" the dialogue got on my last nerve.
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The book was a good book as detective fiction goes. However, the subject matter and much of the book was disgusting.
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Despite an extremely unpleasant case, Jessie's relationship with Jenn is going well.
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This was a great book!
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I could NOT listen to this CD. "she said," "He said" "THey said" "Jess said" "we said" the dialogue got on my last nerve.
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I could NOT listen to this CD. "she said," "He said" "THey said" "Jess said" "we said" the dialogue got on my last nerve.
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The 1st Jesse Stone novel.
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I could NOT listen to this CD. "she said," "He said" "THey said" "Jess said" "we said" the dialogue got on my last nerve.
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This was another good entry in the Jesse Stone series although the subject matter at times was a little hard to take. It starts out with a woman's decomposed body washing up in the Paradise harbor during race week. A lot of out-of-state yachts are in town for a yearly festival of boat racing and other hijinks. After Stone identifies the woman, a sex tape turns up with her in a graphic ménage à trois. This in turn leads to some other very unsavory activity on two of the yachts anchored in the harbor and with Stone trying to prove the owners of the yacht were involved in the death of the woman who was found in the harbor. But did they really kill her or are they just trying to cover up all the sex games that happen on their boats? There is an unexpected twist to the killing towards the end of the novel.

And along the way, Stone is trying to reconcile with his ex-wife, Jenn, and has been sober for almost a year. But will he be able to stay sober and finally get back together with Jenn? I guess I will need to finish reading this series to find out!
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Jesse Stone is back again with a vengence!!!!!!!!
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Not Spenser and Hawk.
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Robert B Parker has done it again.Paradise Florida just cant stay out of trouble