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Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts
Calling Mr Lonely Hearts
Author: Laura Benedict
Growing up, Roxanne, Del, and Alice tested the limits of their friendship with cruel, and often dangerous, games – but they always knew they would be bound together forever. Now, Alice’s marriage is over, and her husband is having a child with another woman. Roxanne, an artist consumed by her work, is losing touch with her friends – and pe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781423334477
ISBN-10: 1423334477
Publication Date: 11/28/2009
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reviewed Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Was not overly thrilled with this book. I was rather surprised it got the great reviews it receives. You figure out the general gist of the story about 1/2 way through - I did not find it overly suspenseful, and was not drawn to any of the characters. Would not recommend.
canders avatar reviewed Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts on
Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book I have read by this author and I will definitely be looking for more by her. The suspense was great and it kept me glued to the book from start to finish. I did not want to put it down!
barbsis avatar reviewed Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a book that I would have given up on if it hadn't been a 5-star title. I didn't like any of the three girls - Roxanne, Delilah or Alice. They were all vindictive little bitches with evil intent. Roxanne was the instigator but the others followed like little disciples of satan. In the end I believe they got what they deserved but I don't think Romero should have blamed himself for the results of his own machinations. After all, the girls wronged him first and even without his intentions, I believe they would have come to no good end.
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prtyof10 avatar reviewed Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts on + 75 more book reviews
Dark and provocative, this book will keep readers in its terrifying grip long after the final, shilling page is turned.

I did not particularly care for the age of the girls when the plot was hatched in the story, however, had they been older it would have been a completely different deal for me.

The language was quite strong for my liking so even with those 2 strikes I was still drawn in by the story. I read the book in 2 days.

Roxanne's mother could have been explained a little more in the end. It is a great depiction of evil and the choices we make and how we really have no idea how our choices affect others.

I give this a 5 for 2 reasons: one- the story was very well told and two- because of the complex issues we do face and the circumstances our choices (made young, middle aged or old) make on the lives of others and ourselves.


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