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Book Review: Sidney Sheldon’s If Tomorrow Comes

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If Tomorrow Comes is the story of a woman (Tracy Whitney) so scarred by the hands of misfortune that she is driven to the path taken by a con man.

She is wrongly accused of attempting to murder a man whose schemes had driven her mother to suicide.  Her greatest fault is having no inkling that the he is part of the mafia circle, and what was supposed to be a short jail sentence promised by her unknowingly mafia lawyer turns into a 15 year sentence to the state penitentiary for women where she experiences sexual abuse by female convicts. By the hand of fate, she is released earlier than she had to and swears to have her revenge on the man who destroyed her mother and nearly her.

She sets out to start over, but no one will hire an ex-convict. That’s when she fully decides to take on the role that she has been accused of – a criminal and an excellent one at that. She soon enters a world of dazzling wealth and daring exploits.

Something to be of note in this novel is that it is absolutely jam-packed with action especially after Tracy realizes her new found skill. The schemes and rip offs by the crying, innocent-pleading woman turned vengeful, witty conman are very brilliant.

Needless to say, Mr. Sheldon is so brilliant in his plot that it’s a wonder if he hadn’t taken some time talking to some convicts about their schemes and incorporated them into his story. They definitely kept me in awe.

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Book review: Gone but not forgotten

Having been enthralled by Phillip Margolin’s novels, I found myself scanning the bookshelves for his name on the binding. I was lucky to have come across his novel “Gone, but not forgotten” as it kept me entertained and made up for the disrupted internet connection we had this week.

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A lawyer’s (Betsy) civil and moral duties are tested as an investigation she initiates in defense of her client leads to evidence that convinces her that she may be trying to save a man who should not be saved at all. Nevertheless, every criminal has a right to an attorney to help clear them of their crimes despite the apparent evidence against them.

While it does not have the most original premise, what makes this novel so engrossing is that it is written in a way that keeps the readers guessing and turning the pages until they realize that they are already half-way through the story. It lets you in on the fact that a ruthless serial killer may very well be one whom you would better think of as a respectable man, so it is best to be on guard. It also shows that there are also killers who can do worst damage without a gun, leaving the victims wanting to be shot instead.

Another contemplative concept in this story is that a life is still a life. There should never be a question of which is more moral – saving thousands in sacrifice of one life or the other way around. In the story, the killer persuades the government to grant him pardon and let him go free, or else the missing women will die since he is the only who knows where they are. The government had no choice. A life is still a life.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

My favorite animal

People have studied and wondered about animals for many centuries. People love animals. Some people love pets and some people love wild animals. My favorite animal to ever exist is a bird because I want to fly like a bird, birds are cute, and birds are fun to raise.
To start, my favorite animal is bird because I want to fly like a bird. To explain, flying seems fun. Also, it feels very good.
Secondly, bird is my favorite animal because birds are cute. Pet birds are small and cute. They are cuter than many other animals.
Lastly, my favorite animal is a bird because birds are fun to raise. Feeding birds is fun, and watching birds fly is very beautiful.
In conclusion, my favorite animal is bird because I want to fly like a bird,birds are cute,birds are funny to raise. Animals are fun, interesting, and exciting. I can’t wait to see all the different animals in the future

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Uncategorized