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The Magpie's Secret [PDF / EPUB] The Magpie's Secret They say it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all You think so Ask Frank Martinelli, and he might tell you different It all began with the disappearance of his daughter Jenn They say it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all You think so Ask Frank Martinelli, and he might tell you different It all began with the disappearance of his daughter Jenniferyears ago She was on her way back to college and never made it A year later a young girl named Rachel left Frank with an awful secret right before she died The losses kept piling up Soon his marriage was added to the tollAfter that he just quit trying to make sense of things He put The Magpie's PDF \ in his time and retired, a hollowed out man living a half empty glass of a life, a story with an ending he didn t care about one way or another Or so he thought until what started out as just another day in the life became a matter of life and death HisWhen an old Army buddy suddenly resurfaces to warn Frank that someone wants him dead, Frank starts asking why The search for answers leads him back to Rachel s secret, a secret that someone apparently wants buried with Frank In his quest to uncover the truth Frank finds a reason to start living again The problem is, if Frank can t get to the bottom of things soon, he may not have much time left to live.

    EPUB is an ebook file format made it A year later a young girl named Rachel left Frank with an awful secret right before she died The losses kept piling up Soon his marriage was added to the tollAfter that he just quit trying to make sense of things He put The Magpie's PDF \ in his time and retired, a hollowed out man living a half empty glass of a life, a story with an ending he didn t care about one way or another Or so he thought until what started out as just another day in the life became a matter of life and death HisWhen an old Army buddy suddenly resurfaces to warn Frank that someone wants him dead, Frank starts asking why The search for answers leads him back to Rachel s secret, a secret that someone apparently wants buried with Frank In his quest to uncover the truth Frank finds a reason to start living again The problem is, if Frank can t get to the bottom of things soon, he may not have much time left to live."/>
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  • G.J. Lau
  • 04 July 2019

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6 thoughts on “The Magpie's Secret

  1. says:

    The Magpie s Secret by G.J Lau is the story of Frank Martinelli, a Vietnam veteran whose life, as he puts it, has gone missing in action We learn early on that since his return from Vietnam he s been plagued with one misfortune after another, so at the onset of the story we see a man headed down a sorrowful road When he discovers that he s in the crosshairs of a hit man s target, his life takes on renewed purpose to find out why.The premise of the story promises the arc of a fallen hero seeki The Magpie s Secret by G.J Lau is the story of Frank Martinelli, a Vietnam veteran whose life, as he puts it, has gone missing in action We learn early on that since his return from Vietnam he s been plagued with one misfortune after another, so at the onset of the story we see a man headed down a sorrowful road When he discovers that he s in the crosshairs of a hit man s target, his life takes on renewed purpose to find out why.The premise of the story promises the arc of a fallen hero seeking to regain wholeness From the beginning of the story, this main character comes across as easy to empathize with I wanted to follow Frank and see him reach that goal of reparation.Frank s daughter had gone missing twenty years earlier, a tragedy that is later echoed in the loss of a teen girl whom Frank failed to save while on the job as a Helping Hotline counselor Followed by the breakdown of his marriage these events loom large in the beginning of the story, promising redemption, but somehow these vital elements, which put the real fire in the story, lose their strength and fizzle into a confusing plot Given the down and out aspect of Frank s life I really wanted to see him reach his goal, but evenI wanted to see a clear connection made between the hit man s target on him and answers to the questions about his missing daughter and Rachel, the hotline teen Though the author does eventually reconnect us to some of these elements, his writing got in the way of the core objectives key in the shaping of the story Every time I became engaged with the who, what or why of the plot I found myself having to wade through descriptive narrative pertaining to Frank s world The author can write elaborately about the menu of the establishment in which Frank currently sits or the street where he is walking While this may have served some minor purpose in character portrayal, only about 2% of what was written as descriptive narrative should have remained in the book The Magpie s Secret needs much editing Though sentences are well formed, about 40% orof it could simply be cut out to produce aconcise story As it stands now, its form is much like a sculpture still emerging from a marble mass I think that The Magpie s Secret has great potential to become a terrific story told Mickey Spillane style Unless you enjoy reading very long yarns with tangential thinking, I can t recommend this book The plot turns need clearer demarcation Much pruning is needed in order to achieve that literary magic that makes the writer disappear behind the veil of their creation, and seemingly immerse the reader effortlessly into the world of the story

  2. says:

    The Magpie s Secret is a mystery novel set in current times with flashbacks toprevious events that influence the actions and attitudes of the central character, FrankMartinelli The location is somewhere on the east coast around Washington D.C andBalti.I applaud Mr Lau for his story telling skill and creation of the plot I didn t finish thestory in one continuous reading, but stayed with it over two evenings.At the beginning I felt the story was a little disjointed and the character a lit The Magpie s Secret is a mystery novel set in current times with flashbacks toprevious events that influence the actions and attitudes of the central character, FrankMartinelli The location is somewhere on the east coast around Washington D.C andBalti.I applaud Mr Lau for his story telling skill and creation of the plot I didn t finish thestory in one continuous reading, but stayed with it over two evenings.At the beginning I felt the story was a little disjointed and the character a little naivefor a sixty year old with an interest in detective novels and the TV series Law and Order.But, toward the second half the story picked up and I was drawn into it.My criticism of the writing mechanics is the writer switching from third personto first person and back again, and wordiness Too many sentences contain extraneouswords and phrases that extend the sentence without adding substance to it.Also, further editing could have eliminated misplaced words and inserted missingwords where needed a minor problem, not major.As one who likes detail, I would have liked a better mental picture of the Wild Harebar which was a frequent scene, instead of the detailed description of the interior of abank that was only visited once.My biggest personal complaint is the partisan political view inserted frequently intothe story If I want political propaganda I ll buy a book of Political Commentary In anovel I expect the author to be neutral, unless the character development actually dependson partisan opinions I have abandoned two popular novelist and two TV shows for thatreason.But overall I rate the story a four out of a possible five based primarily on thestrength of the overall writing and the story line The ending was a surprise I didn tanticipate.The book was a good read and I will consider additional stories by Mr Lau

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