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Valley of the Lost

By Vicki Delany

Valley of the Lost
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2009,
    300 pages.

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  • Kathryn - Oceanside CA (Oceanside CA)

    Valley of the Lost, the second mystery in the Constable Molly Smith series, is a disappointing read. Set in beautiful British Columbia, very little of the unique culture or character of the place is found. The plot is interesting, with a couple of good twists, but the uneven writing gets in the way. Reading like a first draft, the story is cluttered with details that add little to character development or plot and detracts from the story. At times, supporting characters seemed more like the hero/heroine than Molly Smith. With all the fantastic books in the mystery genre, this one is mediocre.
  • Vivian (New Holland PA)

    Valley of the Lost
    One realizes quickly that the drug problem is not endemic to the US and British Columbia has problems with marijuana being used frequently as well as hard drugs. Sgt. Winters calls on Constable Molly Smith to assist on interviewing local residents since he's new to the area. He's comfortable working with the RCMP - a view contrary to feelings of police in other books. The different names of the characters was confusing. (Molly is Moonlight Legolas and her mother refers to her as Moonlight.) Thought the ongoing references to the parents as "flowerchildren" was off-putting and not integral to the plot. Molly is likable, however, not enough to want to read future books. Would not suggest it for our mystery book discussion group.
  • Priscilla (Marietta GA)

    Valley of the Lost
    Vicki Delany has written a mystery you can curl up with on a rainy afternoon. The characters are not overdrawn and distracting to the plot. But they do shine through, and you realize they have real potential as new “book” friends. It is a comfortable novel with a plausible plot. I look forward to the next book in this series. If you enjoy the Sue Grafton or Patricia Sprinkle type mysteries, you should enjoy this book too.
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