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Split Second

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Ing as holiday stress But the she gets to know the uiet lonely Angela the she trusts her In Lex her boss Heather finds an ally and the glimmer of something profound And as the days count down it will take all of her wits hope and unflagging courage to stop someone from destroying the season in one split seco Although a little intense than I prefer my mysteries this one is very good very well written It takes place in a mall at Christmas time what a delightful and hectic and potentially tragic setting I like that the perpetrator is somewhat obvious yet the author keeps us guessing throughout the book regarding who or what is behind the crime Each little side story is well developed without taking away from the main story All together a delightful Christmas read but perhaps not for those with anxiety issues

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Heather has to contend with than frazzled parents and disgruntled Santas Angela Steinhart a young woman who designed the mall's spectacular holiday displays has had a premonition that tragedy will strike on Christmas Eve And Angela's visions have a habit of coming true Heather would love to dismiss the warn The main story was predictable What I don't understand is why it opened and closed with Heather Andrews who did literally NOTHING throughout the book apart from having a pointless affair with Lex Gender roles were problematic Cliches abounded Parts that I think were meant to be comedy were just irritating Kinda pointless

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Beloved New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels crafts an unforgettable story of lives connected and friendship kindled in an action packed and gripping novelIt's the most wonderful time of the yearand for Heather Andrews security manager at Timberwoods Mall undoubtedly the busiest But this Christmas What a terrible book When I bought it I was apparently charmed by the blurb on the back which promised what sounded like an interesting fun holiday read What I got when I started reading was poorly executed prose flat whiny characters who speak to each other with badly written dialogue and an overall plot that's listless and is essentially revealed yet not at all in the first fifty pages This is one of the most poorly written books I've come across and I'm totally sickened by the fact that this author is on the bestseller list Either people really like this crap are too undereducated to notice there are many better choices even for chick lit or are like me fooled into thinking they are getting a sweet yet not overly sappy fun little holiday tale


About the Author: Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels isn’t a person I’m not sure she’s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence Fern Michaels® is what I DO Me Mary Ruth Kuczkir Growing up in Hastings Pennsylvania I was called Ruth I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day To this day family and friends call me Dink a name my father gave me when I



10 thoughts on “Split Second

  1. says:

    It takes a lot to make me give a book a 1 star rating I have tried to write and I know how hard it is but this author needed to try a little harder To be fair I only managed to read the first 100 pages and then I skimmed the ending to see if there were any surprises There weren't There are so many things wrong with this book that I almost don't know where to begin How about we start with the three point of view changes in one page? That's not at all confusing or unnecessary Then there are the characters that might as well have been named Female Protagonist and Male Protagonist for all of the depth of character development put into them The large cast of indistinguishable side characters who are defined only by their roles in the plot the money grubbing dishonest business owner the honest hard hitting cop and the evil anti social villain Speaking of the villain the author very carefully points him out in the first couple of chapters just in case you don't want to wait to the end to find out who was going to try to do harm to the cardboard cutouts she substitutes for real characters I don't have high standards for Christmas novels I look for heart warming simple stories with only a minimum of writing talent reuired to keep me from throwing the book away This one failed to meet even that much It's going into the first trash can I pass


  2. says:

    At first this book really had potential to be great I started this thinking it was a fluff romantic Christmas book and uickly realized it was not at allTimberwoods Mall is being threatened A note was sent saying that the mall would be blown up by a psycho At the same time Angela a girl who has visions is also trying to warn everyone that she can see this happening The beginning of the book goes by uickly and I like the fast paceAfter a short while though things get awfully confusingOne page changes tbe character point of view three times and it just tbrows you off Not to mention you keep switching mini stories so uickly it's hard to keep up or care what happens Some people mentioned should have just been left out altogetherThe ending was so rushed compared to the suspense tbe author tried to build but I didn't mind At page 150 or so I was already skimming anyway If you are looking for a decent holiday book I would say skip this one


  3. says:

    What a terrible book When I bought it I was apparently charmed by the blurb on the back which promised what sounded like an interesting fun holiday read What I got when I started reading was poorly executed prose flat whiny characters who speak to each other with badly written dialogue and an overall plot that's listless and is essentially revealed yet not at all in the first fifty pages This is one of the most poorly written books I've come across and I'm totally sickened by the fact that this author is on the bestseller list Either people really like this crap are too undereducated to notice there are many better choices even for chick lit or are like me fooled into thinking they are getting a sweet yet not overly sappy fun little holiday tale


  4. says:

    Review This was a wonderful book that had a totally different premise than I expected Instead of a lighthearted Christmas book this one had darkness a mystery or two to be solved and a lot of angst interspersed with the holiday spirit that tried to shine through and many times did Angela was a misunderstood only child of parents who had no time for her especially her mother who was climbing the social ladder and didn’t want Angela’s visions and melancholy holding her back Angela’s visions are what connected her to the characters throughout the book who for the most part wanted to believe in her and her visions no matter how farfetched they seemed Angela was able to connect with Maria the sick little girl she first saw in a vision involving a plane crash She also connected at times with some of the management at the Timberwoods Mall The mall played a major role in the story since much of the book’s storyline took place there or were in the characters thoughts even when they weren’t physically there Eric Summers who was a detective working at the mall on loan from the police department had some meetings at his house to try and keep the police out of some of the findings until things could be verified His pregnant wife Amy connected with Angela during one of these meetings She was the friend that Angela never had which gave Angela a lifeline to humanity that she desperately needed I enjoyed this book and would recommend it but not as a true Christmas story I’ve always enjoyed the books by Fern Michaels that I have read Favorite uote “Don’t Daddy I understand I really do I don’t want to talk about Mother I’m so glad you’re here Boy you don’t know how glad” She smiled“You know something Angel – I’m glad too” Murray sounded suprised even to himself “Real glad” he repeated softly “Whatever happens you can’t blame yourself You know that don’t you?”“I know”Reviewed by JoAnneBook provided by PublisherReview originally posted at Romancing the Book


  5. says:

    This book was a read to the end book without stopping It really was that interesting I had to know the end and if the explosion was as real as this young lady imagined Also I will read almost all Christmas titles during November and December because I love Holiday stories Michaels is a great author who keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end


  6. says:

    The main story was predictable What I don't understand is why it opened and closed with Heather Andrews who did literally NOTHING throughout the book apart from having a pointless affair with Lex Gender roles were problematic Cliches abounded Parts that I think were meant to be comedy were just irritating Kinda pointless


  7. says:

    I am listening to this on CD Not sure I will finish it It is pretty transparentand annoying Okay I finished it but only because it was an audio book and there really wasn't anything better on the radio No Agatha Christie and no Fern Michaels


  8. says:

    This book was barely readable I ended up skimming to get to the end but only because I didn't have anything else to read If I had something else I would have just stopped I didn't think any of the characters weren't likable among many other negative things


  9. says:

    Although a little intense than I prefer my mysteries this one is very good very well written It takes place in a mall at Christmas time what a delightful and hectic and potentially tragic setting I like that the perpetrator is somewhat obvious yet the author keeps us guessing throughout the book regarding who or what is behind the crime Each little side story is well developed without taking away from the main story All together a delightful Christmas read but perhaps not for those with anxiety issues


  10. says:

    Heather Andrews was the head security manager of Timberwoods Mall Angela Steinhart designer of the mall's Christmas displays stopped by to talk to her Angela had been having visions for years and this time she had seen the destruction of the mall by an explosion Angela felt she could trust Heather to do what she could to try and stop her vision from becoming a reality Heather went to see Felex Lassiter in public relations about Angela's dream Together they went to see Heather's boss Lex was attracted to Heather and took advantage of the situation to ask her out on a date to which Heather accepted Lex was determined to keep Heather close and they soon became intimate with each other Angela's mother Sylvia refused to listen or accept what Angela said she saw She had been sending Angela to numerous psychiatrists since she was young Sylvia refused to accept the reality of Angela's visions and she also didn't want to be bothered by them She found psychiatrists who thought that something was wrong with Angela just like she did Sylvia was considering having Angela committed with this latest episode They fought and Sylvia left house Angela stopped up all the upstairs sinks and toilets and let the water run She ruined the carpets and flooring in the house Sylvia was gone and came home to the mess She then called Angela's father in London and demanded that he come home and deal with Angela himself this time Charlie Roman worked at the mall and helped corral the kids for Santa He resented the job and his treatment by others when he was working on the building of the mall He liked Heather but didn't have the nerve to ask her out and he got upset when he saw her with Lex He was determined to get revenge at others in general by placing explosives around the mall and especially in a pipe that he had gotten stuck in from gaining too much weight while he was working as an electrician for the mall He had been teased and was still angry He and Angela bumped into each other just outside the mall as he was coming to work Angela felt somehow drawn to him She had returned to the mall after arguing with her mother and asked him to meet her for coffee during his break They didn't stay together long because neither of them knew what to say Heather and Lex went to see Harold Baumgarten chief of security to tell him about Angela's vision Eric Summers was a policeman on loan for the holidays and was assisting Harold He and the owner of the mall Dolph Richards had a running feud going Dolph was known for sleeping around and he was too greedy to accept the visions as real and close the mall for the shoppers and tenants safety Summers first thought regarding the visions was that Angela was somehow involved in setting off a bomb With Dolph's objections Summers contacted the police and asked for men and help with the bomb threats that had been sent to the police department Now they seemed to have a suspect AngelaCharlie continued to work and noticed the extra security He wasn't worried because he knew that nothing would be found He went home and was surprised when Angela came to see him She asked if she could stay with him for awhile She didn't tell him that she and her mother had fought and couldn't go home because of the damage she had caused there Charlie liked having Angela around and felt like he might be falling for her He liked having someone to come home to Angela liked cleaning his house and cooking for him They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated it together Charlie felt like maybe he could put aside his revenge for awhile He wasn't so angry with Angela aroundAngela decided to take a trip to the mall and one of the security guards chased her and arrested her She was afraid that her mother had sent cops after her She was surprised to find out that she was wanted just to talk to the head of security The cop took her to Summers house where he was having dinner with his pregnant wife She was upset when she saw Angela because she had run through mud trying to get away and was very dirty His wife fed Angela and let her take a bath before she was uestioned She tried to call Charlie but he didn't answer the phone She stayed after she was uestioned by being hypnotized and tried to call Charlie again Still no answerThe mall was being checked thoroughly for bombs A couple of the cops spotted tanks on the roof but it was cold and they left them there They were small and they didn't think of them as being an explosive Charlie was really upset when he got home and Angela wasn't there He felt like he had been left again and all his anger returned He headed back to the mall to check his explosives He dressed as Santa and went onto the roof He was once again immersed in the details of the detonation of the explosives he set He didn't answer the phone because it thought it was work calling to ask him to help clear snow Angela had told the security group of the mall about another vision she had about a plane crash They did some checking and found out that the vision had indeed come to pass There was a plane crash and a little girl was left without a donor she needed because of the crash The group believed in Angela's vision even now A little girl in the hospital tried to tell her mother that she had seen Santa on the roof of the mall but her mother didn't believe her She wasn't looking where her daughter was when Charlie was spotted while on the roof dressed as Santa She did see Charlie dressed as Santa a few days later The mall security group tried talking to the Mall store owners to see if they would agree to closing the mall but they didn't They didn't want to lose the money they would make on the last few days before ChristmasCharlie home up sick the last shopping day before Christmas The mall had a big sale going on and a Christmas parade inside the mall Eric Summers was at the mall and so were Heather and Lex They all felt like something was about to happen Angela and her father arrived and felt the same way Angela found out that Mrs Summers was in the mall and went to find her to see if they could convince her to go home They ran into Charlie and Angela realized that Charlie was the one who was going to set off the bomb She and her father followed him through the mall to see if they could find out what he was up to Angela's father Murray gave Angela a knife and she slashed one of the tires in a parade float to stop the parade Angela saw the little girl in her vision Maria had leukemia and had come to the mall to see Santa before her bone marrow transplant She was weak and hoping to live through the holidays Heather and Lex were watching on camera and saw Angela slash the parade float tire They were surprised and left their office to find and arrest her Angela realized that Charlie was beyond reach He was so angry and out of his mind He saw Angela and grabbed her He headed with her to the roof He was almost stopped by Murray but he choked Murray and left him passed out by the door to the room Angela still had her knife and planned to use it if she got a chance She had a vision of hand over hand and didn't know what it meant Charlie told her that he had made a bomb and took her to see it She pulled out a cell phone and told her that he had set her number in it and then through it off the roof He had another phone that he intended to use as a detonator for the bomb He intended to for someone to find the other phone which would let them know they had a connection and blame her for helping set off the bomb Angela grabbed him by the hand and knocked the phone onto the ground She then went to her knees and told him she was praying He looked down and asked her what she was doing Eric had arrived and surprised him by saying he should join her in prayer and knocked him out Angela had kicked the phone into the snow Charlie wasn't all the way knocked out and reached to try and get the phone when Eric hit him againEric called the bomb suad in and a tied up Charlie Angela and her father were taken to the hospital and she was told that Maria was there too Angela was told about Maria being put in isolation before her transplant surgery and Angela went to see her through the window Angela had told Maria when she was in the mall that she had designed the angel display there Angela had a vision of Maria older and playing Angela felt much better knowing that Maria would survive the surgery and do well Lex took Heather on a walk through the mall after Christmas and had prepared a display in one of the jewelry stores to have an engagement ring on display He asked Heather to marry him and asked if a years engagement would work for her She agreed Murray took Angela on a trip to London Angela would live there with him and divorce Sylvia He'd had enough of her dismissing Angela and trying to get her admitted to a psychiatric hospital They were over Angela was getting a fresh start with her father Eric and his wife had a healthy baby girl


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