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Valley of the Lost

by Vicki Delany

Valley of the Lost by Vicki Delany X
Valley of the Lost by Vicki Delany
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  • Published Feb 2009
    300 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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  • Karla (Dana Point CA)
    Valley of the Lost is Right
    This was a mildly interesting tale. It might have kept me riveted if Vicki Delaney had not written so much gimmicky detail into the book. Double names for so many people was very confusing. Referencing flower-children parents seemed out of character for the responsible people they became. It was off-putting to read they were "draft-dodgers".

    If this book is part of a series, I don't feel compelled to get the other book(s). The plot twists were interesting but Ms. Delaney took so long to get on with the story that I lost interest.
  • Susan (Fairfield CT)
    Valley of the Lost was a tough book to finish. I found it to be slow-moving with characters that I really didn't care about. I felt Molly was too immature to be taken seriously as a constable, and Lucky wanted to buck the system whenever possible as a salute to her past as a flower child. By the time the pace of the story picked up, in the last quarter of the book, I was no longer interested in the outcome.
  • 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.
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