Shooting Star

by Peter Temple | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1921351381 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcrimson-tidewing of Balingup, Western Australia Australia on 1/12/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Blurb from the back of the book:
Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted. The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned. But are the two events connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief. And his every step into the darkness may end a girl's life.


I'd forgotten what a good writer Peter Temple is, and how much I enjoy reading his books. He doesn't waste a word. Shooting Star is tight, fast paced, gritty yet sensitive, and certainly doesn't disappoint.

Reserved for catsalive as a wishlist tag.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (1/12/2016 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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Posted off to catsalive as a promised wishlist tag.

Also qualifies as a release for Week 2 of the Never Judge a Book by its Cover 2016 release challenge: oversize mass market paperback or trade paperback books.

Journal Entry 3 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Thanks for tagging me, crimson-tide.

Journal Entry 4 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, February 07, 2016
I'm not usually one for the gritty, down-and-dirty detective story, but these are so well-written that I can't help but enjoy them. Superb character sketches in a few strokes & not a word wasted - the characters are the story, not long, tedious, descriptive tracts. The words unsaid have quite an impact - our minds can make the connections quite well without being directed at length. Temple is a powerful storyteller.

Journal Entry 5 by catsalive at Australian Lit Sweep, Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/13/2017 UTC) at Australian Lit Sweep, Sweepstake Winner -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to the winner of the 2017 AusLit Sweep.

Journal Entry 6 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Picked up from my letter box today, it's got good reviews so am looking forward to being introduced to this author.

Journal Entry 7 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, August 03, 2017
Precise writing that creates a very real atmosphere. An author I will look out for more in the future. Thanks for introducing me to this Australian writer.

Journal Entry 8 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (8/23/2017 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Journal Entry 9 by keeta1 at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, September 17, 2017
Thank you so much kiwiinengland for this book, the other two books and the fantastic selection of confectionery, chocolate, cookies, etc., which you sent for my birthday :) I am so stoked to have received such an awesome gift!!
Very much appreciated.

Journal Entry 10 by keeta1 at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, January 31, 2019
Finished just in time to go to a sweep winner :)

Good story, good writing - very enjoyable.

Journal Entry 11 by keeta1 at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Released 8 mos ago (1/31/2019 UTC) at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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Off to the winner of a sweep - Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the book :)
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 12 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Monday, February 04, 2019
Arrived safely today thank you

Journal Entry 13 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Monday, May 27, 2019
Interesting and a somewhat enjoyable book but not my cup of tea

Released 4 mos ago (5/27/2019 UTC) at Somewhere Around The Estate in Mount Edgcumbe Country Estate, Cornwall United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 15 by Pollyannauk at Cornwall , -- Parks (National and County) -- United Kingdom on Monday, May 27, 2019
My first time with a book from bookcrossing. Looking forward to reading this then leaving it somewhere else for another unsuspecting book lover to find.

Journal Entry 16 by Pollyannauk at Cremyll , -- Parks (National and County) -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Wasn’t sure if it was my type of book at the beginning. But once I got going I couldn’t put it down! Started and finished on the same day (well after midnight). Unexpected ending. Will now look for further Peter Temple books to enjoy. I’ve handed it on to a friend to read and re-release.

Journal Entry 17 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Totnes , Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 03, 2019
I didn't finish the book as it did not chime at all with my reading mood at the time.

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