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Matters of the Heart
Matters of the Heart
Author: Danielle Steel
In a spellbinding blend of suspense and human drama, Danielle Steel tells a powerful and unusual story of one woman’s journey from darkness into light, as she fights to escape a mesmerizing sociopath who holds her in his thrall…. — Hope Dunne has carved out a name for herself as a top photographer, known the joys of marriage and moth...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440243311
ISBN-10: 0440243319
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Having had a sociopath in my life for a time, I was excited about the prospect of a novel taking an honest look at one as a main character. Boy was I sorry. Danielle Steel has always been a hit-or-miss author for me and this was a miss by a mile. Repetitive narration, one dimensional characters and a female protagonist I'd have had to smack if I'd met her face to face. The sociopathic male protagonist came off more as a whiner than a menace until things got physical. Then he just became mean. It got so bad I couldn't even finish the story, which is very unlike me as I'll read almost anything to the end just to see if it improves.

Don't bother unless you're a hard core Danielle Steel fan. It's not worth the wasted time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not one of her better books. Towards the end I just skimmed to get through it as she refuses to allow her character to evolve. It's more of the same chapter after chapter.
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I used to really like Danielle Steele, but this book left me wanting more. I am not sure if it was purposely repeating the same information as part of the story or if she just didn't have enough to fill the book, but I found it very annoying to keep re-reading the same information. I also don't remember any of her books being scary. This one was creepy and unnerved me.
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There were parts of this book that were very good but when the heroine has millions upon millions of dollars to get out of any situation, it's rather hard to feel sorry for her.


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