Dark Summer

Dark Summer

Book - 2008
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Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital at an island search-and-rescue site. When Jude Marrok arrives with his wounded black lab Ned, Devon has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror, destruction, and unstoppable passion.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312368081
0312368089
Branch Call Number: FIC Johan
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 24 cm.

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danielerusnak Feb 14, 2012

yet again she wrote an awesome book

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lysar
Sep 18, 2009

Disappointed. I've read a few of Johansen's book previously and normally I enjoyed. I'd never categorize her as a favorite author of mine but I also wouldn't put her in my run from author's either.

From the first few lines of this book it felt 'off'. It didn't seem to click for me and I couldn't fall into this world. The dialogue and actions just felt cheesy and corny and there were times when I cringed. Physically cringed, because what was being said and written seemed so over the top.

I myself am a dog lover but the lines and emotions were delivered/written so poorly. I have never met a person that would react this way and nor have a I met a dog that was this 'magical'. It felt supernatural without it being that. A dog that can heal faster then others and understand that this? I'm not saying that dogs aren't super smart or can't do extraordinary things but this was all written so awful.

This will probably be the last Johansen book I pick up for quite awhile.

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