Presumed Guilty & Keeper Of The Bride: Presumed Guilty\Keeper Of The Bride

Presumed Guilty & Keeper Of The Bride: Presumed Guilty\Keeper Of The Bride

Presumed Guilty & Keeper Of The Bride: Presumed Guilty\Keeper Of The Bride

Miranda Wood thought she had seen the last of Richard Tremain, her rich and married ex-lover—until she discovered him stabbed to death in her bed. With her knife. With her world falling around her, Miranda is determined to clear her name and discover who killed Richard. But proving her innocence may become secondary to staying alive.…After Nina Cormier was jilted at the altar, the empty church exploded. Then someone tried to run Nina off the road, and she realized someone wanted her dead—b

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  • Olga Bezhanova says:
    14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not up to Gerritsen’s usual standards, June 20, 2010
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    Those who have never read anything by Tess Gerritsen before might enjoy Presumed Guilty & Keeper of the Bride quite a bit. For those of us who have read and loved The Surgeon, Vanish: A Novel, and The Apprentice (Jane Rizzoli, Book 2), this collection of two short novels will come as a disappointment.

    The stories themselves are not bad, the basic premise of each is interesting, the secondary characters are well-crafted. However, the contrast that Presumed Guilty & Keeper of the Bride present to the books in Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series is just too jarring. First of all, in these short novels Gerritsen seems to vacillate between two very different genre: a mystery and a Harlequin-type romance novel. While as we all know she is pretty good with the mystery genre, her attempts at integrating a heavily romance subplot feel forced and, at times, ridiculous.

    Another thing that I found annoying as a long-time Rizzolli and Isles fan, is that the author who has given us two of the strongest female characters in mystery genre would write two short novels centered around weepy, whiney, pathetic damsel-in-distress type of heroine that is described as “surprisingly fragile” and looking “as though a strong gust might blow her away.” Of course, each pathetic damsel in distress is accompanied by a strong male willing to solve all the problems haunting this particular “little lady.”

    I guess in the future I’ll just wait for a new installment in the Rizzolli/Isles series to come out instead of buying any more of these inferior-quality shorter novels.

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  • T. Anderson says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Glad Tess has moved away from romantic thriller!, March 12, 2012
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    This review is from: Presumed Guilty & Keeper Of The Bride: Presumed GuiltyKeeper Of The Bride (Mass Market Paperback)

    In Presumed Guilty, Miranda comes home from a walk to find her former lover, Richard, laying dead on her bed. Miranda is the primary suspect and no one believes her when she says she didn’t do it. If Miranda didn’t kill him, then who did?

    Nina Cormier is left at the alter…can it get any worse than that? How about the church blowing up seconds after you walk outside and the investigating officer is cold hearted Sam Navarro?

    Presumed Guilty and Keeper of the Bride are early works of Tess Gerritsen when her genre was still romantic thrillers. The “thriller” part of these two stories was good (thus the 3 stars) but the “romantic” part was just too adolescent for my taste. Does he like me…doesn’t he like me…does she like me…doesn’t she like me…this isn’t going to work…I’m not rich enough…I’m not pretty enough…blah, blah, blah.

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  • Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    very good book, May 24, 2012
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    P. Puetz “love to read” (Fowler,IN USA) –
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    I enjoy all of Tess Gerritsen books. Always keeps you guessing until the end. I have read all of her books and I really like a good murder mystery.

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