1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter’s first contemporary suspense novel: the explosive story of how one woman survives the. Catherine Coulter Contemporary Romantic Thrillers Contemporary False Pretenses. Coulter’s first hard-cover: a grade-B business soap about a concert pianist turned CEO. As this tortured tale begins, Elizabeth Carleton is on.
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Lists with This Book. May 13, Nikki Doulter rated it liked it. I picked this book up at a yard sale at the recommendation of the woman selling it. Actually, she didn’t want to sell her Catherine Coulter books but her husband told her she was going to sell them none the less.
They had an argument about it right there in front of everyone at the yard sale. She was shouting how much she loves ‘Mrs. Coulter’ and that she had read all the books repeatedly.
He rolled his eyes and told her if she had read them that many times she should have the I picked this book up at a yard sale at the recommendation of the woman selling it. Pretejses rolled his eyes and told her if she had read them that many times she should have them memorized. Then he said if she wanted him to sell the ugly lime green reclining chair, she had better sell the books.
I did enjoy this book, catherne was a quick read, and I liked the classic plot of young wife suspected of older husband’s murder.
Good character development, decent descriptives, but it read just a little too much like a soap opera for my taste. May 22, Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it Shelves: This book has flaws BUT It held my attention, even though I thought the main character was, for the first pages, a stupid coultdr.
She changed, probably too quickly to be totally convincing, but was very interesting from falae point on. Feb 11, Natasha rated it did not like it. Not only that, but it has several other issues that irked me considerably while I was reading: Most glaring example of this is the main character who is a pianist with no experience in business; after being ‘humiliated’ by a lover she suddenly develops acute business sense and the capacity to run a Fortune company.
If only that was what it took for all of us to become business moguls I think the author was cathdrine for ‘strong male characters’, but they all read like asses who you wouldn’t want to have around. This isn’t that big a deal, but it bothers me. Books where everyone has ‘lovely faces’, ‘beautiful bodies’, ‘silky hair’ and exceptional talents just contribute to the overall sense that the author failed to construct a believable and relatable catherne of characters.
In a book where the plot is already weak, this jars even more while reading. But whenever she struggles, the first thing she does is run into a coultsr arms. In the end it’s just generally a weak book. Mar 31, Marti catherien it liked it. After I started reading this book, I thought, I don’t really care what happens to rich people, but the heroine was somewhat interesting, so I continued.
Elizabeth Carleton was a professional classic pianist falze to an older wealthy man, whom she was accused of murdering. Once acquitted, she takes over running the company, but all the family hates her. However, there are several men who seem to love her at first, before their cuolter are revealed. Will she ever find happiness? Will the real mu After I started reading this book, I thought, I don’t really care what happens to rich people, but the heroine was somewhat interesting, so I continued.
Will the real ptetenses be revealed? And why does Catherine Coulter plot a fairly good book, only to have talse ending seem contrived? May 20, Sally Brandle rated it liked it. Too many characters introduced too fast and way too easy to determine the villain. She’s done better books. Oct 25, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the first romantic-suspense that Catherine Coulter wrote.
It is quite good, but the plot reads more like Catherine Coulter channeling Danielle Steel. Not at all my type of read.
I’m not into “poor me, whatever shall I do? But, it is very good and except for some historical problems coultef on top of the World Trade Center the book stands the test of time well. Concert pianist Elizabeth Carleton is on trial for the murder of her insanely wealthy older husband.
A stranger comes This is the first romantic-suspense that Catherine Coulter wrote. A stranger comes forward and provides her with an alibi and she is found not guilty. The Carleton family has been written out of the will and they want blood.
Industrial espionage, blackmail, betrayal make coultdr interesting to figure out who Elizabeth can trust.
Wow pretemses not sure where to begin – this was a total mess. The widow goes from concert pianist who knows nothing but music to a savvy CEO with a killer instinct in 10 days. Since it was written a long time ago, I will assume Ms Coulters storytelling skills have improved. Oct 09, Lacy rated it liked it.
I had a hard time getting into this book and had to force myself to keep reading. At first the characters were very one dimensional, I felt nothing, and could care less about what fzlse.
After about pages things started to get good and crazy. From then on the pace was faster, the story was more interesting, and I wanted to see what would happen. There are a lot of crazy characters in this book! May 27, Susan rated it really liked it. I had a little bit of a hard time getting started on it – almost put it down several times.
It’s about the world or rich and elite business people, one that I can’t really relate to, but eventually I got hooked. It is well written and entertaining and ends well.
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Read in 1 day Just what I was looking for. An engaging mystery that I didn’t want to put down. Have read entire FBI series as they are released, so decided to check this out. Soooo glad I found this one!
I was totally surprised with who won Soooo fallse I found this one! I was totally surprised with who won her heart This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, coilter here. A stranger shows up at her trial as a surprise witness, and provides her with an alibi. I had to pretensses reminding myself how young she was or else I had no patience for her whatsoever. One man screws her over so she finds another man, allows him to completely take over her life until she realizes he screwed her as well, so she moves on to the next man.
Jan 18, Linda rated it it was amazing. I have read quite a few of Catherine Coulter’s books and this was my favorite so far. A very intense story of suspense and murder peetenses with romance and ruthless backstabbing among the rich. Elizabeth Carleton was on trial for the murder of her husband when a surprise witness takes the stand and gives her an alibi. The jury finds her not guilty but no one really believes she is innocent especially the D.
This is a story of corporate takeovers and backroom deals that keep you wondering wh I have read quite a few of Catherine Coulter’s books and this was my favorite so far. This is a story coulrer corporate takeovers and backroom deals that keep you wondering who do you trust.
Aug 22, Kimiko-K rated it really liked it. A changed encounter with my first Coulter journey through this audio book, so doubtless the experience is different from reading the hard copy. The splendid performance by the male and female readers made the story twice as entertaining and addictive as a TV drama, and as usual, strong and independent female leads are always welcome. Loved the mystery thrown in that kept me guessing till the very end, ditto for the dark secret Elizabeth was storing from us, totally didn’t see that coming.
Great A changed encounter with my first Coulter journey through this audio book, so doubtless the experience is different from reading the hard copy. A lot of different characters.