Drifter

Drifter ACE for ASIN B FITGVISIn this fourth book of The Series we are led into the world of Richard Sloan a Massachusetts missing person s detective who seems to be losing his touch After six months

  • Title: Drifter
  • Author: M.L. Gardner
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • ACE for ASIN B00FITGVISIn this fourth book of The 1929 Series, we are led into the world of Richard Sloan, a Massachusetts missing person s detective who seems to be losing his touch After six months he hasn t found anyone alive and becomes desperate to redeem his reputation Aryl Sullivan, who suffered amnesia in a boating accident, finds himself caught up in a series oACE for ASIN B00FITGVISIn this fourth book of The 1929 Series, we are led into the world of Richard Sloan, a Massachusetts missing person s detective who seems to be losing his touch After six months he hasn t found anyone alive and becomes desperate to redeem his reputation Aryl Sullivan, who suffered amnesia in a boating accident, finds himself caught up in a series of events that land him in London While in the hands of Gina, a secretive and controlling woman, and her boss, Mickey, Aryl is forever changed as he does what he has to in order to survive Following leads on a serial cop killer terrorizing Boston, Detective Sloan unwittingly stumbles on information that leads him to Aryl Sullivan, a man everyone in Rockport thinks is dead.

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    1. Can't put them downI can't tell you how much I have enjoyed the 1929 series. I go eagerly on to book 5. One of the best series I've read in a long, long time.

    2. I've now read the first 5 books in this series -- my review for every book is/will be the same. (I wrote "will be" since I know I'll keep reading to the end of the series.) In a nutshell, these are books I love to hate. The storyline is engaging, and I definitely want to keep reading to see what happens to all the characters. Having said that, there are SO MANY historical inaccuracies that it's almost, but not quite, enough to make me walk away. Other readers have pointed out some of the obvious [...]

    3. This book was in major need of an editor, and someone to point out the major inaccuracies so they could be fixed. I liked the main premise but it just didn't work. It was hard to look past the bad grammar (not even historically accurate) as well as everything else. This was two men telling their stories while on a ship headed to the U.S. but at times it was difficult to keep track of names nor was it always readily apparent when narrators had switched. Their timelines were also certainly not lin [...]

    4. This series is entertaining, if nothing else. But there is something else. in the present book that is bothersome: addiction to opiates. Aryl disappeared from his family eleven months prior to his homecoming. After being shipwrecked, he was picked up by a cargo boat full of opiates. For pain he took the 'medicine.' Somehow he gets home only to fall into another ship bound for England. By this time he is hooked on the medicine. He is thrown under a bridge where a supplier happens along. He lives [...]

    5. Don't know why I stayed with it to end. Story, if it can be called that, didn't move. Scene changes were abrupt and without description. Names changed in a confusing manner. Went back and forth from first person to narrative. All characters hokey and trite, borrowed from other failed books and 'B' movies. Won't waste time with this author again.

    6. Great SeriesI just finished book number 4 of the 1929 series and it was great. There are a few editing mistakes that should have been caught, but not strong enough that you couldn't follow the story. I'm on to the final book in the series. Great Series, M. L. Gardner

    7. The story gets hard to follow at times - I read the Kindle edition and perhaps the print editions are laid out better, but it would have helped me a lot if the different character's tales were in different fonts since the author does not tell the reader which character is telling his story.

    8. I am toughing out reading this series. I don't like how the story jumps from one storyline to a completely unrelatated storyline in each book. Eventually, the stories link up, but it is a very convuluted way.

    9. Aryl is located in France by a missing person's detective, Sloan. Through conversations on their way back to the U.S we discover where Aryl has been for almost a year living in pure hell.

    10. ExcellentExcellent story telling skills!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading each book in this series. Suspense, love, travel, multi dimensional. Highly suggested!

    11. It's amazing who you can become--given the right--or wrong circumstances. Sometimes, you can't imagine how you've ever become this person. And having become a person you revile, can you ever quit and so back? Can you ever really "go home"? Would you want to?This is the fourth in the 1929 series; the third I've read and this was definitely my favorite. Aryl is "found" by Richard Sloan, a missing persons cop who lucks onto Aryl looking for a serial cop killer. Sloan is a disgruntled, discontented [...]

    12. Now that I've read all 4 books in order, back to back, I can honestly say I'm going to be missing these characters. Hopefully it won't be long until book 5 is released?? Like Elizabeth's Heart, Drifter was again, much different than books 1 and 3 ~ where all of the major characters are present. Drifter is the story of what happens to Aryl during the time it is thought by his family and friends that he was dead at sea. Included in the story is the Boston police detective, Sloan, who brings Aryl h [...]

    13. Having completed the series, I honestly believe that this book stands out from the rest. While it contains the same inaccuracies and errors as the rest of the series, I found the manner in which the story was told to be engaging. However, it took me a while to get there.When I first started this novel, my initial thoughts were: I hope I'm reading this in the right order, since apparently I got that wrong the first time! My second initial thoughts were: Why am I reading about this insignificant d [...]

    14. I was a bit unsure about this BB/Kindle special as it was clearly labelled the fourth in a series and I wasn't sure whether it would read well as a stand alone novel. It turned out to be the best read I've had from my discount books so far.It has an interesting structure of flashback and multiple narrators which drew my interest and worked pretty well. I see from reviews here that some readers found it confusing but that was not the case for me, the page breaks made the change in narrator clear. [...]

    15. Sloan is a Boston Missing Persons detective. His record was great, but for the past year poor results. He was given a wet billfold of a man presumed dead. After many twists and turns in the story Sloan locates his missing person in London.On the ship home the two men take turns telling what each has been doing for the past year before returning home.

    16. It appears that some readers continue to expect each book in the series to maintain the "hook" of the first book in the series. They may well have a valid point but I wanted differences in the lives of these great characters. To that end, the author has delivered. The author is not writing a linear serial story. She has written a thoughtful series where she takes the time to pause the primary theme whilst exploring characters and their story in a separate and meaningful manner. In order to fully [...]

    17. In this fourth book of The 1929 Series, we are led into the world of Richard Sloan, a Massachusetts missing person's detective who seems to be losing his touch. After six months he hasn't found anyone alive and becomes desperate to redeem his reputation. Aryl Sullivan, who suffered amnesia in a boating accident, finds himself caught up in a series of events that land him in London. While in the hands of Gina, a secretive and controlling woman, and her boss, Mickey, Aryl is forever changed as he [...]

    18. Didn't inspire This story didn't really inspire me enough to finish it. The problem was confusing but basically it was difficult to follow. There were two main characters telling their story combined with the movement of time back and forth for each. I usually enjoy books that start with the finish and then detail the path from the beginning, also books that have occasional flashbacks, but this was just too confusing to follow. I did give it three stars because there was decent character develop [...]

    19. I feel like I am slowly losing my mind reading these books. I am glad that we have one of the main characters back. I was expecting and wanting to read what happened while he was gone and we finally do get to read that, but it is intertwined with the story of the cop who found him. I could care less about this cop. Maybe his story becomes relevant in Book 6, but I just found their entire interaction and their back and forth story telling annoying. It took too much time to sum in a very few pages [...]

    20. The Saga ContinuesI enjoyed reading it. It is part of a series (1929 Series) I didn't realize that it was a six parter. I learned to be very glad that it is because I am not ready to say goodbye to these well developed characters. They are a close knit group of friends who stick together through thick and thin to carve out a life in a world that throws one adversity after another their way.

    21. "Drifter" is dedicated to telling Aryl's story. No, he didn't die in the boat explosion. Another boat picked him up. He ends up in London not knowing who he is. For about a year he works for a drug dealer and doing what he had to do. A missing person detective just happens to find clues to Aryl's identity and he is the one to go and pick him up. But going home doesn't go so good as he's not the same Aryl who left.

    22. DrifterThis is a great way to fill the time that Aryl spent his time, while presumably deadIt makes you feel sorry for Gina and Mickey, because they have a great price to pay. I wonder how that will work out. This book is much better than book two, which I could not finish. I hope book four is just as good as three. Thank you

    23. "Drifter" Book four of the 1929 Series by M.L.Gardner brought me back to the series. It is different the way it is written in reverse, but it really filled in the blanks. Can you imagine having amnesia, finding yourself in a very dangerous situation in a strange place, then fall and hitt your head and get your memory back? Aryl has a lot of explaining to do!

    24. Melodramatic againThis story focuses on Aryl and what happens to him after the boat accident. I do like threat the different characters,and events in each book interact from a different perspective. Det Sloan is sort of peripheral except being the one to bring Aryl home. His story is interesting but tangential unless he shows up in a later book.

    25. While this 4th book of the series explains where Aryl ended up after the boating accident, it also told the story of the detective that found him. It was a bit distracting because the author kept switching stories between the two. I also thing the author has held back some information regarding Aryl & Elizabeth, but perhaps book five will explain more.

    26. Questions are answered!A long time coming but it was worth the wait. Questions are also raised. I look forward to what the next chapter holds for the characters in the series. Great job!

    27. A Two-man StoryIt took an amount of time to differentiate whose story you are reading. However, each was fascinating--whether the policeman or the amnesiac. I liked the ending. It appears Aryl's experience, highly influenced Sloan's decision.

    28. A slow start but worth the wait.The beginning was a bit slow to catch my complete interest, but soon became a page turner for me. The characters were nicely formed and likeable for the most part.

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