martedì 17 febbraio 2015

Review & Giveaway: Drawing Conclusions by Deidre Verne


Drawing Conclusions
by Deidre Verne


Drawing Conclusions
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (February 8, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0738741314

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Synopsis
Cece dumpster dives her way through this suspense-filled murder mystery…
Cece Prentice is a most unusual young woman. Heiress to a large fortune thanks to her doctor father, who is the head of a genome company on Long Island, Cece is also a freegan—ecologically-minded and socially conscious. If that happens to include dumpster diving for half an old hamburger, previously started by someone she has never met, then so be it.
Cece would still be going about her ordinary, albeit weird, life had her beloved twin brother Teddy not been murdered. Drawn into the police investigation, CeCe uses her sketching abilities and knowledge of her father’s company to provide Detective DeRosa with the clues he needs to ferret out what happened to Teddy. But she soon realizes that this mystery is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
My Review
Drawing Conclusions is really thrilling and exciting, full of twists. Do not start it the night before you go to sleep because you risk a sleepless night.
The protagonist is Constance Prentice, CeCe for friends: she's an artist, she draws portraits. She comes from a rich family but has no relationship with her father for a long time. She is a dumpest diving freegan and her father doesn't accept it. She lives with some friends in a home that has left her grandmother. She has a twin brother Teddy who loves, he is a respected research doctor. Unfortunately, her brother is found dead in his office: he was killed. Very soon will find that even CeCe is over in the sights of the killer. CeCe's father takes the detective Frank DeRosa: must investigate and protect her daughter. Earlier CeCe is not very happy about this: find the policeman very obnoxious and collides with him many times. Knowing better and after undergoing some attacks would appreciate his protection. CeCe is determined to find out who killed her brother,  also helps the investigations with wonderful portraits. Who hates so much family Prentice?
CeCe is a very interesting character: she is a smart and very sensitive girl, able to perceive in her portraits every nuance of the face and expressions. The other characters are well developed and fun, especially the CeCe's roommates.
Thanks to this book I discovered the freegan, did not know about this lifestyle. It 's a form of anti-consumerism: instead of buying the objects (especially food) are recovered, recycled, sometimes even taken from the garbage.
I really enjoyed this book. The plot is well developed and the final is really amazing. It's the beginning of a new series, I hope to read soon a new adventure of CeCe and her friends.

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About This Author
Deirdre Verne (Scarsdale, NY) is a college professor and an active college blogger. A writer for the millennium crowd, Deirdre’s interest in green living inspired her to create an off-the-grid character who Dumpster dives her way though a suspense-filled mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime, Deirdre’s short stories appear in all three New York chapter anthologies – Murder New York Style, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices and Family Matters.
Author Links
@deirdreverne
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5 commenti:

  1. Drawing Conclusions sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. I forgot to answer the question. I do like to draw but I am not good at it.

      Elimina
  2. I think I am probably better at drawing conclusions than at actually drawing! Thanks for the giveaway.

    RispondiElimina
  3. Well said, Grandma Cootie!
    I like to draw, preferably with pencils. I also paint.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    RispondiElimina
  4. Not so good at drawing...can kind of copy sometimes. Not at all artistic.

    RispondiElimina

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