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COLLINS STREET WHORES - Peter Ralph
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Collins Street Whores
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Someone has plans for Carmen Minelli...
Attaining a senior position with eminent stockbrockers J.D. Ford & Co. is a major coup for the bright, ambitious and beautiful Carmen Minelli.
Carmen soon discovers the firm has a client with a dubious background and seeks to end the relationship. Surprisingly, the partners of J.D. Ford do not support her.
Someone powerful and ruthless is trying to manipulate her and perpetrate a gigantic fraud. Carmen begins to fear for her life after her predecessor disappears in mysterious circumstances.
Slowly she uncovers a world of secrets, lies and breathtaking greed, and realises she is in great danger.
Collins Street Whores starts off very evocatively (for me at least) with a powerful motorbike being ridden along the Dandenong Tourist Road - a hop skip and a jump from our front door. Unfortunately for me, the interest in the story waned pretty soon after that. Overall the plot is fairly good, but there were too many elements in COLLINS STREET WHORES that just didn't work for me. Granted this could be because anything "financial" has a tendency to bring me out in hives, but more so because there were too many characters to just not care about that much. Possibly the idea that the central woman had to be beautiful and strong and competent and rich and driving the big flash car to make her a central character, possibly the relationship between her and the "boy from the rougher side of life" sort of just clanged a bit. Possibly it was because a lot of the plot elements weren't that hard to see coming, but that they took a long time to come could have been the problem.
Collins Street Whores is not a badly written book or anything, I guess, ultimately the problem for me was that it didn't have that something different, that element that grabbed me and held my attention and I just struggled to stay focused on the story.
Submitted 6 years 7 months ago by
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 9:10am
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