A Finer End

A Finer End

eBook - 2001
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"Duncan Kincaid has settled into his life as part-time father to Kit, the twelve-year-old son he only recently discovered. But life has more changes in store: Gemma has pursued a promotion that ends their partnership on the job and places their personal relationship on a new, more tentative footing. So when Duncan's cousin and childhood friend calls from Glastonbury to ask his help on a rather unusual matter, he welcomes the opportunity to get out of London--and to spend a relaxing weekend with Gemma. But relaxation isn't on the agenda ..."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780307789402
0307789403
Characteristics: c

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rb3221
Nov 08, 2017

Gemma and Kincaid didn't show up until the middle of the novel and so for me it was rather slow moving and a bit disappointing with the plot revolving around the mystical events and the automatic writing. As well the 12 main characters who are all inter-connected made the plot hard to follow at times. There were indeed lots of suspects, good plot twists but a slightly contrived ending. I did enjoy the character development of Gemma.

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java1346
Jul 17, 2015

I really got into this book. it kept me on the edge I thought I had it figured out but the author was ahead of me. I like it that gemma and kincaid have normal lives and problems

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lpreston214
Apr 12, 2013

Another good entry in this series. As with her last book, there's a travel brochure aspect. Crombie vists England to explore the settings for each novel and it shows. I enjoy that especially as this one takes place in Glastonbury. I read another novel within the year that took place there but during the 1100s. I would not say anything really BIG happens in any of these novels but I enjoy the characters so much. There is a big development in the relationship between Gemma and Duncan in this installment.

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lisangus
Oct 21, 2012

VERY disappointing - I've enjoyed her later books about Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James - but this one is ridiculous. Besides the requirement to accept automatic writing, communication from an 800-year old monk, and "Old Gods" mystical stuff, the plot and dialogue are cliche-ridden. I was hard pressed to finish it, though I did because I did not have another book along to read.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

A bit on the mystical side, but very well done. Good protagonists, well plotted, well written.

(I can see why it made it on a list of "do you like the da vinci code, then you might like...")

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Deb5448
Aug 22, 2011

There are too many places and people involved. I quit reading the book before anything BIG happened. There is a lot of build up but I got tired of waiting. I do not recommend it. Disappointing from Deborah Crombie.

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