Devil's Plaything

Devil's Plaything

A Mystery for Idle Minds

Book - 2011
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"Lily Idle carries a secret. But she can't remember it. She's in her 80s and suffers from dementia. That's too bad because one of the secrets she carries around inside her head is so dangerous that, unless it's exposed, it could change the world--much for the worse. Her grandson, Nate Idle, is a thirty-something investigative medical journalist, smart and witty but rough around the edges. Now he faces his toughest assignment ever: figuring out the secret inside his grandmother's head before a conspiracy goes deadly wrong."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781590588871
1590588878
Branch Call Number: [MYST] FIC/RICHTEL
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 23 cm.

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Pisinga
Feb 13, 2014

Sometimes you can see some kind of reminiscence with "The Notebook".
I liked that the author shows that the elderly are not useless creatures, whose mind is not suitable anymore, but as people who despite their age and illness, can feel, think, be ready for adventure. In the end, the person remains in its essences until the last minutes of life. The physical body is deteriorating, but not character traits. In general, this book is simple in content and on the story, and its theme - nothing new.

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WordWoman007
Jun 08, 2011

I tried to give this a 4.5 star rating; 4 isn't enough, but 5s should be given very sparingly, in my opinion.

Anyway, this is a really great book - especially for summer. It's fast paced and well written, and Richtel does a terrific job of coaxing the reader on to the next chapter, and then the chapter after that....

I would have changed a few little details, but - overall - I recommend it to people who enjoy reading thrillers.

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