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Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
Author: Phillip Margolin
Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060083274
ISBN-10: 0060083271
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 403
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 170 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Ashley lives through the nightmare of her father and best friend being murdered. She is trying to put her life back together when it is reawakened at her new elite private school. Very good
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I loved this book. It was very fast paced and had lots of twists and turns. Another great Margolin read.
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Absolutely loved it. I could not put it down. It's really nice to read a well-written, interesting novel. My son always asks me to rate the books I'm reading and I gave this one a definite 10. If it has one drawback, it's that I figured it out by the time I was halfway through it. But that didn't keep me from enjoying it.
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This book will keep you up all night! Sends chills up the spine from the opening chapter!
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Seventeen year old Ashley learned what true horror was the night a serial killer invaded her home and brutally murdered her father and her best friend. But the terror did not end there...
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A well written murder mystery. End doesn't become clear till the very end of the book.
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This is an average mystery novel. The plot was interesting and certainly kept me turning pages, but it was overall predictable... I liked the characters and found them to be sympathetic as well. The real downside of this novel was the writing style. It has been probably 8 years since I last read a Margolin novel, and I did not remember the style being so simplistic, with errors in verb tense. While the short sentences did set the book at a faster pace, sometimes it completely pulled me out of the story to marvel at how a book at such a low-reading level was targeted for adults.
This was definitely for a mature audience, as there were some downright creepy scenes. The dialogue was fairly believable and there were a few lines that made me laugh out loud. I liked Joshua's character and his occupation as a writer added a fun twist to the book.
Basically, this is a quick, vacation-read type of mystery. Margolin may not be my favorite mystery writer, but he is a consistent choice for a fun way to pass the time.


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