Fifty Fifty

Fifty Fifty

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"Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it. But Harry's outburst at her brother's trial earns her a reassignment -- to the Outback. With no choice but to leave Sam's case alone, she relocates to Last Chance Valley, population 75, where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan: the massacre of the entire town. And the first killing, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam's case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage..." --
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2018.
Edition: First North American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316513227
Branch Call Number: FIC PATTERSON, JAMES
Characteristics: 370, 13 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fox, Candice - Author


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Oct 08, 2020

The second book of Harriet Blue. This book keeps you on your toes all the way to the end. Some surprises at every turn and Harriet is still looking for some answers about her brother. But after causing some trouble with the police she is shipped off the the little town in the dessert again to help solve a mystery in the desert. Will keep you reading!!

Nov 02, 2019

Detective Harriet Blue wants to prove her brother, Sam, is not the Georges River Killer. She is sent to Last Chance Valley to find info on a massacre that is explained in a diary found by someone. Someone in Last Chance Valley wants to make Harriet be a part of this massacre. She has to try to stop it and also prove her brother's innocence.

Mar 17, 2019

When I began Fifty Fifty I was expecting a NEW Harriet Blue novel, not a continuation of the first and very clearly a prequel to a third book.

I like the character of Harriet Blue, however, regarding her character, Fifty Fifty was pretty much a regurgitation of Never, Never, the first Harriet Blue book, in that we hear her horrible background, we see her fierce fighting, we are forced to understand her (self) righteousness. While the crimes in the desolate area to which Harriet has again been banished, the rest is pretty much the same: different venue, different crimes, same angst, same rebellion with different targets.

I am disappointed in such lazy writing. I was a bit shocked at the ending, but of course it makes sense as a to be continued story. We'll see if Harry is revealed to have any NEW depth not previously explained.

3 stars, mid C

Dec 19, 2018

A double storyline with double serial killers....action packed, good twists and cliffhangers
Series include Never Never...Fifty Fifty...Liar Liar...Hush Hush

Nov 16, 2018

This is a great new series! I love it and wish there was a lot more added soon! 5 stars from me! Love Ms. Blue! 💝

Nov 08, 2018

Just ok not my favorite by Fox or Patterson.

Aug 27, 2018

There seems to a trend recently toward unlikable, often violent, heroines, of which Harry Blue is certainly one. She has some complexity and is truly dedicated to her job and it is for her that I awarded the three stars.

Besides Harry, the rest of the book is populated with the biggest group of unlikable lowlifes and the few who lean toward the good are weak and ineffectual. I was pleased to read the last page and be rid of the lot of them

I wouldn't mind seeing Harry again in a book (and probably will since she will have to chase down Regan), but she needs some better supporting players.

May 25, 2018

After I read "Private India" I thought Ashwin Sanghi was the worst writer Patterson ever hired to write a book for him. No more! Fifty Fifty by Candice Fox is worse! The main characters are all wretched people and the plot is completely unbelievable. If cops are allowed to behave this way in Australia, I fear for the future of the country. I think Patterson, Inc. should hire some regular folks to read these manuscripts before they are committed to printing.

May 02, 2018

I usually read James Pattersons book quickly being pulled into the story. This however was a big disappointment, I couldn't get into it no matter how hard I tried. I finally gave up, telling myself reading is supposed to be an enjoyment. This is the first time I failed to read a book to the end by any author.

Apr 21, 2018


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