Their Wildest Dreams Review
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When I first read the jacket of Their Wildest Dreams, I thought, Hmmm...sounds like Strip Tease to me -- because the main character, Helen “Mackie” MacIsaac, is a divorced mother who finds that the only way to support herself and her daughter, Lianne, is to take a job as a stripper.

But that’s where the similarities end.

Abrahams magically strings together the lives of his border-town characters -- the loser ex-husband who’s constantly trying to scam people (including his ex-wife) out of millions, the teenage daughter who falls in love with a young wrangler at the ranch her dad’s trying to swindle, the captain of detectives, the entrepreneur who wants to make money in any way he can, and the struggling mystery writer who (in a less believable plotline) is sent down south by an obsessive Amazon.com reviewer to learn more about police procedure. Though I was somewhat disappointed by the ending, which seemed to be way too simple, and by a couple of one-dimensional characters, the story was filled with twists and turns and the frequent ah-ha moment. And that was enough to keep me turning pages.

  
 
Abrahams is an effortless storyteller, which makes this an effortless read. As long as you’re willing to overlook a few flaws, Their Wildest Dreams is worth picking up -- though I recommend waiting until it comes out in paperback.

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