Invisible Boy

Invisible Boy

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Ex-debutante Madeline Dare is a fallen WASP with a stinging wit. The one-time newspaper reporter seems to find murder and mayhem wherever she goes. The mordant Dare discovers, in a New York cemetery housing her ancestors, the remains of what was clearly an abused boy. What cruel soul could have beaten three-year-old Teddy Underhill to death? High on the suspect list are the boy's deadbeat mother, Angela, and her equally unsavory boyfriend, Albert, who claims the child wandered off while he was taking a nap. Madeline finds herself immersed in the case, while her husband, Dean, spends his days working for Christoph, a neo-Nazi businessman--From Booklist.
Publisher: New York : 2010. Grand Central,
ISBN: 9780446511346
Branch Call Number: AF READ

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ilovewhippets
Dec 12, 2014

Well, this was not a mystery! Court drama. Very predictable! If u enjoy books written by a high-bred woman, u might like it. The writing style is Not for the general public, that's for sure. Lots of big words, innuendos and swearing, also. It felt like the author was trying too hard. I didn't like it that much.

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SusannahElf
Sep 15, 2010

Although this was mildly entertaining, when all was said and done I found this book irritating in many ways. First of all, the foul language and idiotic conversations between the main characters got very annoying, very fast. Secondly, the plot did not hold together and I didn't buy it for a second that two peripheral witnesses to a murder would be drawn deep into the investigation for no reason. Then there is a whole side plot that fizzles out with no explanation. Finally, the whole book seems to have been written so that the author could express her opinion of the Joel Steinberg/ Hannah Nussbaum case of several years ago, in which a severely battered woman failed to intervene in the abuse of her daughter. The author seems to believe that the only possible opinion, (as expressed by one of her charming characters) is to "hang the b-----!" Yes, that is how suble this book is.

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