Search Results: "Gayle Lynds"


BOOK REVIEW

MESMERIZED by Gayle Lynds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"What dreams may come with a new mortal coil must give us pause, though Lynds suggests it's not over about Beth's cellular memory."
Lynds (Mosaic, 1998), once a think-tank editor with a Top Secret security clearance and lately the co-author who tamed Robert Ludlum's bloodlust for !!!s in The Hades Factor, stirs furiously at her latest thriller, abandons earlier thrusts at the CIA, and spins a plot device familiar from the Minnie Driver heartwarmer Return to Me, in which Minnie's heart transplant comes from her lover's dead wife. Read full book review >

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MASQUERADE by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A tedious would-be thriller that quickly shows itself to be a sheep in wolf's clothing. (Author tour)"
An overlong, tiresome debut from erstwhile think-tank editor Lynds. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SPYMASTER by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Solidly mediocre."
The tale of two unwanted spies' fight to foil a terrorist arms deal, Lynds's latest is almost as easy to read as it is to forget. Read full book review >

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MOSAIC by Gayle Lynds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"Overwrought, churlish melodrama, laden with gratuitous religious symbolism."
Schmaltzy potboiler, as grievously flawed as Lynds's first (Masquerade, 1996). Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE HADES FACTOR by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2000

"Even with Ludlum's urge to italicize and slam down double exclams kept under iron control, the new team still has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists."
Veteran bestseller Ludlum (The Apocalypse Watch, 1995, etc.) takes on a co-author for his new trade paperback series. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE PARIS OPTION by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"Keep those particles streaming, Bob."
Third in the late Ludlum's co-authored paperback original series centered on Covert-One and begun with Ludlum/Lynds's The Hades Factor (2000) and the Ludlum/ Philip Shelby The Cassandra Compact (2001). Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE ALTMAN CODE by Robert Ludlum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2003

"Brand-Name Bob's Back!!! Battle stations! Battle stations!"
Rising from the dead, Ludlum's fourth postmortal burlesque in the Covert-One biotech series (lotsa germs!), with US President Castilla's ultrasecret personal agency's virologist, Lt. Colonel Jon Smith, M.D., lately retired from the Army Medical Research Unit for Infectious Diseases. Read full book review >

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I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. Read full book review >

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JANEY'S GIRL by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Claire's difficult decisions about her life, and her attempts to bring the old family secrets into the light, are balanced by the humor and warmth in the dialogue and some fine, lovingly realized characters. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Friesen's first novel is a hymn to the power of forgiveness. Read full book review >

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MEN OF STONE by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Worth a try, but may be a tough sell. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ben Conrad can't seem to catch a break. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A valuable, earth-friendly lesson, not presented artfully."
In Redfern's encyclopedic second book, she looks to the lessons modern civilization should learn from ancient, indigenous cultures. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER by Gayle Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1994

"Feldman makes up for that generation's silence by talking with simple honesty, without self-pity, about her three weeks in hell."
The moving memoir of a woman who discovered she had breast cancer when she was eight months pregnant—and the same age as her mother was when she died of breast cancer in her 40s. Read full book review >