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Title:
Picture perfect
Author:
Michaels, Fern.
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Publication Information:
New York : Severn House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
249 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727855152
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Book

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Summary

Summary

A crazed killer, a child lost in the woods, and a drugs syndicate desperate to silence an incriminating witness. Lorrie Ryan had looked forward to taking her young nephew Davey on a camping trip. But events take a sinister turn when, on their first morning, he vanishes during a fishing expedition.


Author Notes

Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania.

Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Fern Michaels has been writing novels for twenty-five years. She has written sixty-seven books, many of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in South Carolina.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Michaels serves up a heart-pounding romantic thriller in which what starts out as an adventure turns into an ordeal. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan is looking forward to taking her young hemophiliac nephew, Davey, camping while his parents fly to Florida. The family has been under FBI protection because Davey's father is testifying for the prosecution in a case involving a murdered student and a drug syndicate. Lorrie is glad to spend time alone with the boy because her sister seems more mothering of her professor husband than her son, and Davey is glad to be with Aunt Lorrie because she lets him be himself rather than try to conform to his mother's rigid standards. But their idyll is brief: Davey disappears. Lorrie calls the police and FBI agent Stuart Sanders, and she and Stuart unite in their search for the missing boy, who needs his daily injections. As fast paced and exciting as always, Michaels' work offers more thrills than romance this time around. --Patty Englemann


Library Journal Review

Sara Taylor is a disapproving, exacting mother of seven-year-old hemophiliac Davey, who wears a leg brace and needs a daily dosage of antigen. Her husband, Andrew, is a hen-pecked, absent-minded professor about to testify for the prosecution in a drug-trafficking case. When Davey's aunt Lorrie takes him camping to get him out of harm's way, he inadvertently catches brutal Cudge and his scared girlfriend digging up the body of the man Cudge murdered. In a nasty cat-and-mouse game, Cudge chases the hapless Davey through the woods and around an amusement park closed for the season, while Lorrie, unable to find Davey with the help of the local police, contacts the detective protecting the family during the trial. Meanwhile, icy, perfectionist Sara, the most interesting character, is killed by a taxiing airplane. Although there are some well-paced suspense scenes and telling descriptions, this novel is not a success; the writing is mostly pedestrian and the plot barely credible. Michaels has written more than 50 books (e.g., Split Second), and her fans may seek this one out, but new readers will not find it satisfying. With all the good suspense novels out there, this is not recommended.ÄMolly Gorman, San Marino, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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