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Dakota [PDF / EPUB] Dakota Grimes beloved Andi Oliver returns, on the run from her past In this stunning sequel to Grimes beloved Biting the Moon, young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and bre Grimes beloved Andi Oliver returns, on the run from her past In this stunning sequel to Grimes beloved Biting the Moon, young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast with a man s 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 Grimes 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 Grimes legion of fans as well as attracting new readers.

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  • Hardcover
  • 613 pages
  • Dakota
  • Martha Grimes
  • English
  • 24 June 2019
  • 1410405419

About the Author: Martha Grimes

Martha Grimes is an American author of detective fictionShe was born May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to DW a city solicitor, and to June, who owned the Mountain Lake Hotel in Western Maryland where Martha and her brother spent much of their childhood Grimes earned her BA and MA at the University of Maryland She has taught at the University of Iowa, Frostburg State University, and Montgomery CollegeGrimes is best known for her series of novels featuring Richard Jury, an inspector with Scotland Yard, and his friend Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles Each of the Jury mysteries is named after a pub Her page turning, character driven tales fall into the mystery subdivision of cozies In , Grimes received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne NecklaceThe background to Hotel Paradise is drawn on the experiences she enjoyed spending summers at her mother s hotel in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland One of the characters, Mr Britain, is drawn on Britten Leo Martin, Sr, who then ran Marti s Store which he owned with his father and brother Martin s Store is accessible by a short walkway from Mountain Lake, the site of the former Hotel, which was torn down in She splits her time between homes in Washington, DC and Santa Fe, New Mexico.



10 thoughts on “Dakota

  1. says:

    I love the Richard Jury series and was anxious to readof Martha s material I found this series to be extremely dissatisfactory and disappointing At the end of the day, nothing was solved, the plots seemed to go no where with no real resolutions They seem to be books about a girl with amnesia that walks around getting away with whatever she wants because she s against animal cruelty I found the character to be unbelievable, the arguments and issues unbelievable and felt at the end of th I love the Richard Jury series and was anxious to readof Martha s material I found this series to be extremely dissatisfactory and disappointing At the end of the day, nothing was solved, the plots seemed to go no where with no real resolutions They seem to be books about a girl with amnesia that walks around getting away with whatever she wants because she s against animal cruelty I found the character to be unbelievable, the arguments and issues unbelievable and felt at the end of the day I d wasted valuable reading time

  2. says:

    For those of you who read my review of Biting Mooon, I am sure you are wondering why I even bothered to read this, the next journey for our heroine, Andi Oliver, or whatever her name is I hoped we learned who she was We didn t While this was better written, it still rambles and frustrates the reader And nothing is solved Don t bother to get the threequal even if it finally uncovers what we want to know, who will care

  3. says:

    This book irritated me, but I wanted to learn what happened so I kept skimming Andi, a beautiful young woman with amnesia, drifts from town to town and becomes an animal rights heroine Although she meets a friendly sheriff, she doesn t consider asking him for help to learn her identity A sort of romantic interlude is totally unbelievable At the conclusion, she drifts on so a sequel is probably planned.

  4. says:

    I love Martha Grimes Richard Jury series I truly do But a few years ago, she became an avid animal rights advocate and her stories reflect those beliefs This book isn t a real story it is a rant against the mistreatment of feed animals I know animals can be treated cruelly in processing plants and farms but, as one of the characters say in the book, You stop eating them, we ll stop killing them Andi Oliver is a young woman who suffers from amnesia but no one knows this but her and she I love Martha Grimes Richard Jury series I truly do But a few years ago, she became an avid animal rights advocate and her stories reflect those beliefs This book isn t a real story it is a rant against the mistreatment of feed animals I know animals can be treated cruelly in processing plants and farms but, as one of the characters say in the book, You stop eating them, we ll stop killing them Andi Oliver is a young woman who suffers from amnesia but no one knows this but her and she is hitchhiking through North Dakota when she sees a donkey in a field so she steals it because it looks hungry She takes it to a local farm where they invite her to move in donkey and all and then she gets a job on a pig farm and steals pigs to keep them from being sent to slaughter The few people who challenge her about her thievery are hushed by everyone from the townspeople to the sheriff The story has no real point The author doesn t seem to want to solve her identity or her past except for little pieces that pop up now and then There is supposedly a contract out to kill her but who cares Then she decides she should sue the owner of the pig farm for animal cruelty but the author doesn t even follow through with any solution This was a waste of time and I was very disappointed

  5. says:

    Why have I not been readingfrom Martha Grimes This book is wonderful You ve got engaging writing thought engaging might not be sufficiently strong a term animal rights issues amnesia not in a form that would please clinicians, I don t think, but it opens up possibilities for character a small town in the west solid characters,than one of whom got under my skin and not all of whom are human andOh, yeah, there s a plot, too, with an interesting m Why have I not been readingfrom Martha Grimes This book is wonderful You ve got engaging writing thought engaging might not be sufficiently strong a term animal rights issues amnesia not in a form that would please clinicians, I don t think, but it opens up possibilities for character plot, soa small town in the west solid characters,than one of whom got under my skin and not all of whom are human andOh, yeah, there s a plot, too, with an interesting mystery But that s almost unnecessary Andi Oliver could have been just a bit too precious to tolerate or the sort of female lead who bullheadedly does the stupid thing must be rescued by the man i.e the girl , but Grimes avoids both of those traps I love the relationship between Andi Dakota, as it unfolds, as it is viewed by others, and as Andi interprets it.The pig factory farm is consistent with what I ve learned elsewhere, though the focus here is on the pigs, not the impact on the surrounding environment It s role in the community of people is well handled.Ok, gotto go find another book featuring Andi According to the dedication, this one involved a demand by an Andi fan right here in SoFla Let this be a lesson to us all when you love something, let your author know

  6. says:

    This book is disturbing both because of its complete lack of closure as well as the horrible things that happen to animals So, it s basically just like the first Andi Oliver book Andi has graduated from saving animals from leg traps, canned hunts and dogfights to agribusiness and slaughterhouses She s also still searching for her missing memory, but this book focuses a loton the former than the latter, which is unfortunate I want to read about what happened to Andi to make her have amn This book is disturbing both because of its complete lack of closure as well as the horrible things that happen to animals So, it s basically just like the first Andi Oliver book Andi has graduated from saving animals from leg traps, canned hunts and dogfights to agribusiness and slaughterhouses She s also still searching for her missing memory, but this book focuses a loton the former than the latter, which is unfortunate I want to read about what happened to Andi to make her have amnesia, not pigs being dragged around by their ears Grimes writing is still fantastic vivid, genuine and eloquent, which makes the scenes in the slaughterhousedisturbing, but also allows the reader to appreciate the beauty of the North Dakota scenery Both of Grimes young female characters, Andi and Emma Hotel Paradise , put themselves in situations that could be dangerous and are a lottrusting of strange men than I would be, but Grimes allowsbad things to happen to Andi than she ever did to Emma This isrealistic, but, again, disturbing to read about Really, though, most of all, I d just like some closure

  7. says:

    I loved this book I didn t want it to end partly because I knew that it probably wouldn t end, not really Martha Grimes could write again about Andi Oliver By the time the last page rolls around, Andi Oliver still has not remembered her past and we don t have anyidea than Andi does what happened to her before she woke up in the bed and breakfast at the beginning of Biting the Moon And yet, the ending was satisfying even with the loose ends The writing was Martha Grimes at her best Th I loved this book I didn t want it to end partly because I knew that it probably wouldn t end, not really Martha Grimes could write again about Andi Oliver By the time the last page rolls around, Andi Oliver still has not remembered her past and we don t have anyidea than Andi does what happened to her before she woke up in the bed and breakfast at the beginning of Biting the Moon And yet, the ending was satisfying even with the loose ends The writing was Martha Grimes at her best The characters were interesting and well drawn The settings made me wish I could step into them, order a grilled cheese at the diner or take a walk down the main street or across a field Much of the plot focuses on the abuse of animals in a factory farm, their subsequent brutal and illegal treatment at the slaughterhouse and Andi s attempt as just one person to right those and many other wrongs I ll need to re read Biting the Moon which I do not remember very clearly and then re read Dakota, this timeslowly, to really savor it

  8. says:

    I had a really difficult time with this book The first half was ok but kinda rambling Andi Oliver is an animal lover who rescues steals animals from cruel or abusive mastersfirst a donkey, then a sickly pig and finally a piglet Everyone, including the sheriff, ignores this behavior which I find bizarre since Andi is a stranger in town who appears leading the stolen donkey The book totally goes downhill for me when Andi gets a job at the neighboring pig factory farm These chapters descr I had a really difficult time with this book The first half was ok but kinda rambling Andi Oliver is an animal lover who rescues steals animals from cruel or abusive mastersfirst a donkey, then a sickly pig and finally a piglet Everyone, including the sheriff, ignores this behavior which I find bizarre since Andi is a stranger in town who appears leading the stolen donkey The book totally goes downhill for me when Andi gets a job at the neighboring pig factory farm These chapters describing the cruelty and torture of the pigs is brutal, disgusting and very disturbing The story drags on and on with no real purpose until Andi decides to sue the pig factory for cruelty to animals and starts hunting up witnesses and talking to a lawyer I finally gave up on page 323 with less than 100 pages to go as I just couldn t stand it any longer

  9. says:

    I love the Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes and I looked forward to reading this but I was disappointed The main character is young woman who has been wandering for two years running from shadowy events subsequent to an unknown trauma that has led her to have amnesia In addition she wanders into town leading a mistreated donkey she has stolen rescued and gets away with it and subsequent misdeeds that most jurisdictions would not allow She apparently isconcerned with animalstha I love the Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes and I looked forward to reading this but I was disappointed The main character is young woman who has been wandering for two years running from shadowy events subsequent to an unknown trauma that has led her to have amnesia In addition she wanders into town leading a mistreated donkey she has stolen rescued and gets away with it and subsequent misdeeds that most jurisdictions would not allow She apparently isconcerned with animalsthan people opining that the manner in which agribusiness raises and butchers pigs isbrutal than the Holocaust Give me a break The animal treatment conditions she presents are horrible but not what I signed on for in a mystery The plot of the mystery itself seemed secondary to the animal rights arguments I preferplot, less digression

  10. says:

    I couldn t finish this book, although I made several attempts The characters are flat and honestly, very annoying The plot is inconsistent and did not pull me in I felt let down and finally cut my losses and just stopped trying to muddle through it Too many good books out there to waste my time on this.

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