But in this story, her description of McCone's depression falls a bit flat, and the speed and ease of the private eye's recovery ring hollow. I think I missed the book just previous to this one, so it took me a bit to get re-oriented. ¶ The reader is led to believe that one good case can do the trick. In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels, because they were what she liked to read. After her near death in the previous book, McCone is sent spiraling into a mid-life crisis. The solution is apparent too early, and when the loose ends are tied up, there are few surprises.
Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. I haven't read Marcia Muller in a long time, so it was good to get reacquainted with Sharon McCone and Hy Ripinsky. © Tom Graves A native of the Detroit area, Marcia Muller grew up in a house full of books and self-published three copies of her first novel at age twelve, a tale about her dog complete with primitive illustrations. Even though she is determined not to investigate anything during her stay--and perhaps not ever again--McCone is drawn into the plight of the young woman and her dysfunctional family. Positives: It was a very easy read, very fast moving. Deep depression shadows her days and nights, and a chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive Native American woman begins to haunt her dreams.
This quest leads to multiple murders, an old rape and attempted mu Sharon Mc Cone is burned out, staying at her husband's ranch in Nevada and deciding what to do with the rest of her life. Although this particular story of Sharon McCone and her search for meaning in her life after suffering a traumatic episode in her last investigation was well-written and compelling, I found that I had missed too much of what happened before in her life to fully grasp what was going on with her now. At the same time, she stays true to her instincts. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Deep depression shadows her days and nights, and a chance encounter with a troubled, highly secretive Native American woman begins to haunt her dreams. This was one story where I suspected the identity of the villain, but there were enough vague suggestions about various people to keep me guessing.
So, while Muller tells an intriguing and intricate mystery story full of strong characters, and while she positions it all at a crucial pivot point point in McCone's life, this story never has a real sense of immediacy. In this one, an older, married Sharon McCone is totally burned out from her efforts and seeks a respite from her sleuthing ways on her husband's ranch in a remote area of Northern California. Miri's daughter, Hayley, is murdered; and her other daughter, Amy, disappears. It's refreshing to see a novelist create such realistic characters and not tire of writing about them after so many years. But the plot is not going to keep up beyond your bed time. Burn Out by Marcia Muller is part of a series featuring private detective, Sharon McCone. She's spending time at Hy's ranch in Lake Tufa.
Traumatized from a life-and-death investigation, Sharon decided to flee to her ranch to ponder her future there. Although this particular story of Sharon McCone and her search for meaning in her life after suffering a traumatic episode in her last investigation was well-written and compelling, I found that I had missed too much of what happened before in her life to fully grasp what was going on with her now. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added. Bookseller: , Washington, United States. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. She becomes more and more involved as the death toll mounts. She had come to the ranch to decide if she wants to continue as an investigator.
Marcia Muller has plotted this series so carefully, and populated it with such believable characters, that you simply cannot put these books down once you get started. The niece of her ranch foreman is found dead and Sharon is asked to get involved with the investigation. I think she is a good writer and the book is well written. Again, it just depends where you live. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Trouble has set upon his sister, Miri and her two daughters Haley and Amy. Second, and even worse, why does the author use this pretentious and annoying manner of quoting Ms.
A murder and traces of violence at a deserted resort lead her across the desert and into Nevada, and finally to a remote and isolated ranch, where danger lies closer that she expects and where her future and life itself may hang in the balance. Trouble has set upon his sister, Miri and her two daughters Haley and Amy. The plot reminds me of Ross Macdonald's books in that the crimes of today are caused by people's misdeeds in the distant past and also because the truth is uncovered gradually, bit by bit. After the last couple cases, Sharon McCone is seriously questioning whether she wants to continue with her business and is taking a vacation at her husband Hy's ranch. A murder and traces of violence at a deserted resort lead her across the desert and into Nevada , and finally to a remote and isolated ranch, where danger lies closer that she expects and where her future and life itself may hang in the balance.
I was at the bus stop when I discovered it, and by the time I got to work I knew I wasn't going to stop it and go back to the one I should have. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Marcia's Sharon McCone series has always been at the top of my list and she never disappoints. But of course she quickly gets involved in another case involving Native Americans and injustice in small-town California and Nevada. So McCone, bone weary and questioning whether she can stand going into work again, where it's a big agency and not just her, hides at her husband Hy's mountain ranch. But this alone would not make for an interesting plot so she reluctantly gets involved in the disappearance of a local teen, which, of course, evolves into something much more complicated.