Dakota

Dakota

A Novel

Large Print - 2008
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Grimess beloved Andi Oliver returns, on the run from her past
In this stunning sequel to Grimess beloved Biting the Moon, young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast with a mans belongings tossed about the room. Adopting a name from the initials on her backpack, Andi moves from one waitress job to the next, from Idaho to North Dakota.
It is in Dakota that she is hired at Klavans, a massive pigfarming facility that specializes in the dark art of modern livestock management. As Andi begins to uncover the truth about Klavans and a slaughterhouse called Big Sun, two men are on her trail, one a gunman hired to kill her, another who has followed her across three states demanding something from her forgotten past.
Dakota signals the return of one of Martha Grimess most indelible heroines, a smart and troubled young woman who, though she doesnt know her own identity, knows right from wrong. Set against the breathtakingly expansive backdrop of the American plains, Dakota will reward Grimess legion of fans as well as attracting new readers.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781410405418
1410405419
Characteristics: 613 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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Spirit_of_Che
Apr 20, 2018

I love Martha Grimes detective series with Richard jury. I picked this up because of my pleasurable experience with those.

This was such a disappointment. Not only did the story never resolve itself it jumped around especially near the end. The colorful characters in the Richard jury novels were missing. There were a couple interesting ones here but towards the end it all turned into a chaotic mess.

I would definitely not recommend this to anyone

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homebodydeb
May 23, 2017

I felt like I was baited and then the content was switched. I kept reading this disgusting book because I hoped to find out what happened to the girl with amnesia. Frustratingly, I had to endure reading about pig farming and slaughtering scenarios. I wouldn't have felt so suckered if both the animal mishandling was addressed as well as finding out about the heroine of the story. If I would have known what the book was REALLY about, I would never have borrowed it! What I wish I had done was gone against my practice of not spoiling the story by reading the ending, early on. I like mysteries but will never read another Martha Grimes book again! Totally unsatisfying!

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elsieh
Dec 23, 2011

Grimes never solved the central mystery of the book: who was Andi, the central character, and what happened to cause her amnesia? I was left hanging which made me feel very dissatisfied.

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HereHere
Nov 24, 2011

This was a real page-turner. There were only one or two chapters that were not as interesting, but the story is golden.

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