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I gave up on this book I only downloaded it because it was a free and the few reviews I saw were positive At this point I believe those reviews were written purely as promotional devices I gave it a chance, forced myself to keep reading, but honestly its just not very good I was several chapters in and still did not care about or even like the characters The dialogue feels forced and unnatural, like the author is just writing filler until he can get to his point.I would not recommend this b I gave up on this book I only downloaded it because it was a free and the few reviews I saw were positive At this point I believe those reviews were written purely as promotional devices I gave it a chance, forced myself to keep reading, but honestly its just not very good I was several chapters in and still did not care about or even like the characters The dialogue feels forced and unnatural, like the author is just writing filler until he can get to his point.I would not recommend this book to anyone (((READ EBOOK))) ⇻ One Deadly Sister ☟ She doesn t carry a gun, but then neither does a pit bull When an almost too clever young law student in Philadelphia gets a life or death call from her estranged brother she tells him to go to hell She doesn t need this She s holding an old grudge and resents having her life interrupted The brother doesn t come looking for trouble, he simply wants to get past his Philadelphia divorce and start a new life in Florida, but woman trouble comes looking for him Unfortunately, he arrives in the small Florida ocean side town just as someone murders the local gubernatorial candidate The brother doesn t have a clue about women and gets seduced and framed The brother hasn t bothered with his estranged sister up north for years, but now as a stranger in a hostile town she s his only hope She reluctantly decides to at least check out her brother s predicament in Florida This small step leads the sister into an ever increasing entanglement of deceit, double cross, and danger, and she must somehow persuade the irresistible investigating detective to play things her way ONE DEADLY SISTER is the first book in this popular women sleuth mystery romance series Followed by THE PRICE OF CANDY, SUCH WICKED FRIENDS, CHASING SUSPECT THREE, ALIVE AFTER FRIDAY and INTO THE HEAT This is a terrible book.Let s start with the characters They all sound exactly the same, all the time Not only can you not tell who s speaking by how they speak, you can t even tell how they re feeling Take any bit of dialogue from anywhere in the book and try to guess who said it and you d pretty much be guessing blind.And as the robot devil said, you can t just have your characters say how they feel, bet that s exactly what Hoisington does He has absolutely no idea how to convey emotion or This is a terrible book.Let s start with the characters They all sound exactly the same, all the time Not only can you not tell who s speaking by how they speak, you can t even tell how they re feeling Take any bit of dialogue from anywhere in the book and try to guess who said it and you d pretty much be guessing blind.And as the robot devil said, you can t just have your characters say how they feel, bet that s exactly what Hoisington does He has absolutely no idea how to convey emotion or tone through dialogue, so he just flat out tells you how you re supposed to interpret it This extends to the way characters are perceived he couldn t make the protagonist Sandy actually charismatic, so he just repeatedly told us she was.It s not just a problem with the dialogue either, none of the characters are remotely believable The good guys are just amazingly upbeat, determined and forceful, while the villains are cartoonishly evil The primary antagonist, a prosecutor who s trying to get ahead by convicting a high profile criminal, just goes out of his way to be a dick He actually flat out states that he wants to convict the guy Ray whether he s guilty or not, even though he has absolutely no reason to be so hell bent on going after that particular guy.The other problem there is Hoisington s absolutely abysmal lack of legal knowledge If he d watched a few episodes of Law Order he d have been able to avoid the obvious mistakes he made all through this book Every couple of chapters I d find some new reason to think No, couldn t happen This would be thrown out of court but actually it would never even have gotten that far as the whole premise falls apart right from the moment Ray is arrested.Ray is arrested on the basis of a tip off by the victim s former assistant Ray has no known link to the victim other than that the assistant has said she thinks he might have done it, because he was at the victim s house earlier in the day Despite there being several other potential suspects, all with far closer connections to the victim and actual motives for the crime, Ray is immediately arrested Then forensics show that there was at least one other person in the victim s house after him, and a witness puts a third person there still later The evidence that he didn t do it continues to pile up for chapter after chapter, and all the while the police chief and prosecutor continue to investigate only Ray.Then there are the other sub plots, like the romance between Sandy and the only detective working on this high profile murder, the uniformed officer who tries to rape her a sequence that seems to be there just to try to show how tough she is but actually just shows yet again how dumb and unrealistic everyone in this book is and gets away with it because the evil prosecutor somehow protects him for some reason, the former mechanic lesbian journalist whose secret past serves to add a couple of completely pointless chapters of speculation that goes nowhere, the Cuban gangsters who also add a couple of chapters of meaningless bullshit and give Sandy yet another opportunity to prove she s tough For such a short book it certainly packs a lot of action in It s just a pity that none of it is in the least bit gripping or even interesting.If this book has even one thing going for it, and that s a big if , it s that at least it s short A very creative and enjoyable first novel, Rod Hoisington has created a complicated whodunit with red herrings to spare At the basic root we have the remaining two members of a family, a brother and sister, who have had no real contact since the day their parents died several years ago In fact, sister Sandy is living her well ordered life quite satisfactorily, thank you, doing legwork for a highly respected law office A late night call brings her brother Raymond back into her life like a slap A very creative and enjoyable first novel, Rod Hoisington has created a complicated whodunit with red herrings to spare At the basic root we have the remaining two members of a family, a brother and sister, who have had no real contact since the day their parents died several years ago In fact, sister Sandy is living her well ordered life quite satisfactorily, thank you, doing legwork for a highly respected law office A late night call brings her brother Raymond back into her life like a slap in the face, she has all but disowned him and the call is like a blast of ice He is calling from a Florida jail in a small town, with a murder rap hanging over his head Sandy is determined that in no way is she going to help him, she is still too angry about his lack of support for her when she needed it.A quick look at the News, and she starts to get second thoughts Too many questions, Ray is not the type to murder anyone, much less a high profile Senator Confusion reigns as she arrives to find her brother being railroaded through the system so that State Attorney Moran can win a famous trial whether his held in custody suspect is guilty or not Moran is ignoring the many other possible suspects and zeroing in on his target, creating a case for conviction A stranger in town What a break for him, everyone will hate this guy Ray for assassinating their Senator From this point on, there are misunderstandings, misdirections, underestimations, especially underestimating Sandy, a pit bull in a sexy body Ludicrous statements and outright lies are flying everywhere Not only are there lots of twists in the case itself, but in the many strange relationships that show up here and there throughout This book is written almost tongue in cheek and I loved it It grabs hold of you early on and you can t get away from it The action suddenly takes off with a few diverse leads and builds very quickly toward the final setups, lies and implausibilities that give the reader a sense of fun and satisfaction as the story finally wraps up all the loose ends, findingto deal with than meets the eye I will definitely be looking for another novel by Rod Hoisington There may be spoilers in this review They are minor, and, trust me, they won t spoil much.This book was terrible The story was all over the place, and the characters were completely unbelievable Being a Florida criminal attorney, who happens to have grown up in the Tampa Bay area, I was extremely disappointed with the blatant inaccuracies The police and court procedures were just wrong I almost began bookmarking every page that contained inaccuracies so I could refer to them later, but then There may be spoilers in this review They are minor, and, trust me, they won t spoil much.This book was terrible The story was all over the place, and the characters were completely unbelievable Being a Florida criminal attorney, who happens to have grown up in the Tampa Bay area, I was extremely disappointed with the blatant inaccuracies The police and court procedures were just wrong I almost began bookmarking every page that contained inaccuracies so I could refer to them later, but then I realized that I just didn t care that much Basically, every time police or court procedures are mentioned, they are incorrect One of the most blatant violations, is that the detective arrested a suspect for the murder, he was denied bail, then, the police continued to look for suspects No Just no Don t even get me started on how the suspect was arraigned within two days of being arrested on a Capital case without a Grand Jury Indictment No Just no.As if the legal inaccuracies weren t bad enough, there are so many cultural and local inaccuracies, that I just had to laugh When you think Cuban Mafia in Florida, Miami, not Tampa comes to mind At least not present day, and definitely not 2009 when this book was published Also, I happen to have family that is Cuban American, I even have an Aunt Linda on that side Notice how I spelled her name L I N D A, and not L Y N D A Having been a lawyer for over 5 years, I have also come into contact with many different names, lots of those being Hispanic I have never seen that particular alternate spelling of the name Linda, because it is not the Hispanic way to spell it The Cuban American and Hispanic references, were almost insulting, and I don t offend easily.To sum up, do NOT read this book It will be a waste of your time I am so glad that it was a free eBook, because if I had paid for it, I probably would have cried It certainly didn t get me interested in reading anything else written by this author who may want to spend some time in a law library boning up on simple procedural matters Had I not challenged myself to read 100 books this year, and didn t want to lose the time I had already spent reading it, I would never have finished it Before I reached the last several chapters of this book I was sure I was going to give it a four star rating at least It was fun, funny, fast paced, and with an interesting cast of characters Then, the wheels seemed to come off and in a number of different ways I had the sense that the author was in a hurry or at least was very excited by that daredevil rumble down the last hill that some of us experience when writing a novel The number of typographical and grammatical errors soared A bit o Before I reached the last several chapters of this book I was sure I was going to give it a four star rating at least It was fun, funny, fast paced, and with an interesting cast of characters Then, the wheels seemed to come off and in a number of different ways I had the sense that the author was in a hurry or at least was very excited by that daredevil rumble down the last hill that some of us experience when writing a novel The number of typographical and grammatical errors soared A bit of careful editing would have solved that, though Of farimport was the way the story went from complex but intriguing to unbelievable in the course of about two chapters I was tossed out of the novel by the convolutions in the plot which seemed to get away from the author toward the end , the ultimate shallowness and inconsistency of the characters and their relationships, and most of all the way the allegedly savvy and deadly sister, Sandy, and her put upon brother, Ray, believe pretty much anything anyone tells them, even after the people telling the tales have been caught in a series of lies and worse.What I took for clever play acting on the part of the protagonist to get suspects to trust her turned out be legitimate emotional outbursts and real confidences shared with people a savvy, smart woman had no business trustiing.To saywould be to give away plot elements and I don t want to discourage readers There is much to like about One Deadly Sister And I like Rod Housington s rapid fire dialogue and the way he set up the mystery elements I was simply unable to continue to suspend my disbelief through the last chapter This book was very interesting and surprising It was just like watching a movie in my mind like one of those Lifetime movies The twists in the book I wasn t expecting to happen and it was suspenseful I thought it was messed up that the 70 year old lady used Ray Reid Then the sister comes to help and she is really good at what she is doing Sandy Reid, the sister, risks everything to help her brother that left her as a teenager Also, the cop that lost his dad while being a cop and now he is This book was very interesting and surprising It was just like watching a movie in my mind like one of those Lifetime movies The twists in the book I wasn t expecting to happen and it was suspenseful I thought it was messed up that the 70 year old lady used Ray Reid Then the sister comes to help and she is really good at what she is doing Sandy Reid, the sister, risks everything to help her brother that left her as a teenager Also, the cop that lost his dad while being a cop and now he is only a cop to be just like his dad and stay connected with him Then, people lie and have secrets about the murder Everybody was involved in trying to solve the murder case The media was all over the case and causing lots of chaos You also find out that Cuban people are getting involved with the case and trying to kill Sandy Reid and the cops There are affairs involved and love gets in the way of solving the case But, Ray Reid has a good lawyer and tries to help him get out Also the cop that molests women to get what he wants but, then gets caught in the action by the media.The cop then embarrasses the rest of the cops and lies about everything, but Sandy Reid doesn t have any evidence to show in court I picked up Hoisington s One Deadly Sister as a free Kindle book I had been encouraged by the positive reviews it received After only a few chapters in, I had to put it down Usually I can finish a book, no matter what I find wrong with it no so in this book s case The author starts with what promises to be an interesting plot involving deception, murder, and plenty of sneaky untrustworthy people however, he soon lost my interest My biggest issue with this book are the characters Not a s I picked up Hoisington s One Deadly Sister as a free Kindle book I had been encouraged by the positive reviews it received After only a few chapters in, I had to put it down Usually I can finish a book, no matter what I find wrong with it no so in this book s case The author starts with what promises to be an interesting plot involving deception, murder, and plenty of sneaky untrustworthy people however, he soon lost my interest My biggest issue with this book are the characters Not a single character was believable or likable The actions and dialogue of his cast of characters are so exaggerated and stilted that you could never imagine it being done or said by an actual person This is definitely not a book I would recommend to anyone I would have given this book 4 and a half stars I LOVED this book The only reason why I didn t give it 5 stars was how quickly the book ended It sort of tied up too neatly and quickly I loved the writing style It was fast paced from the beginning There were times I was upset that I had to get pulled away from the book Very neatly written and will read the next book in the series I love Sandy One of my favorite characters to date its a nice murder mystery kept me guessing till the end I thought the character Sandy would have a bigger part as it called sandy reid mystery Did not like proscuter and a few other characters in the book.I would be willing to readbooks in the series See what happens next to Sandy.