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Lynn S. Hightower : Debt Collector Uk Edition

Author: Lynn S. Hightower
Title: Debt Collector Uk Edition
Moochable copies: No copies available
Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Date: 2000-04-06
ISBN: 0340695900
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Weight: 0.35 pounds
Size: 4.37 x 0.98 x 6.89 inches
Edition: New Ed
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Previous givers: 2 Lynn Herron (United Kingdom), June (France)
Previous moochers: 2 Linda (United Kingdom), sdb (France)
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Home invasion - the kind of call every homicide cop dreads. Cincinnati detective Sonora Blair is called to a small house at the end of a cul-de-sac, and finds the brutal decimation of an average American family - deeply in dept. A high-profile search brings two ex-convicts, both murdered in prison within twenty-four hours of their apprehension. Evidence points to a third man at the murder scene - a man called the Angel, a man who runs a collection agency that can turn a debt into you worst possible nightmare. Review
Sonora Blair returns in a case that pushes the Cincinnati detective closer to her emotional edges and allows Author Lynn Hightower to probe more deeply into her heroine's psyche than she has in her four previous suspense thrillers. This time the divorced mother of two investigates a home invasion in which an entire family striving to hold onto its tenuous grasp on the middle class is brutally murdered, except its youngest member, a 4-month-old infant. But before the baby's mother expires, she manages to whisper one phrase to Sonora: "The Angel came." Was it a heavenly messenger that comforted Joy Stinnet as she lay dying, or a more sinister visitor? Sonora's partner Sam doesn't put much faith in the deathbed declaration, but Blair isn't certain. As she investigates what turns out to have been a savage visit from a couple of thugs collecting on a bad debt, she gets a lead on the killers from an unlikely source: a retired cop with a reputation as a hero and a close connection with her own boss.

Although she's seen her share of murders, this case exacerbates all of Blair's fears for the safety of her own kids and the security of their surroundings. Hightower's skillful depiction of her protagonist's emotional vulnerability, especially the guilt every single mother feels about shortchanging her kids for her career, invests this well-paced mystery with particular resonance and showcases the author's increasingly multidimensional characterizations. The Debt Collector is a good read in a series that gets better with every new book. --Jane Adams

Reviews: Lynn Herron (United Kingdom) (2007/09/09):
Female detectives are often not very successful or at least a bit improbable but this author has made Sonora Blair a very believable, interesting and sympathetic character and does the same for the supporting cast. Lynn Hightower isn't writing more about her fast enough for this reader! It's a page turner and I sat up late reading this one. Hightower has the ability to take you into a certain situation and subtly give you all the information you need about it without appearing to be briefing you.

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