Books by Kimberly Van Meter

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The Killer You Know

I’ve read Van Meter before, and I remember thinking that even though her plotting doesn’t always work for me, she does really interesting things with characterization. The plotting in this novel was much tighter than in earlier books of hers I’ve read, which was a big plus. The characters took ...

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To Catch a Killer

Pet peeves are weird things. In the hands of the right writer, they can disappear and make you wonder what you ever had against that particular plot device in the first place. But then you come across it used exactly in the manner that made you despise that particular conceit to begin with and your ...

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A Man Worth Loving

When I eyed the cover of A Man Worth Loving and saw what appeared to be a baby wearing a toupee, I had to remind myself that I am not in the habit of judging a book by its cover. If I was, I'd miss out on way too much of the romance genre. Unfortunately, in this case I should have paid attention t ...

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Kids on the Doorstep

Kimberly Van Meter writes contemporary romances set in the fictional small town of Emmett’s Hill, in the California Sierra Nevadas. And it’s the first small town I’ve read about in recent history in which the residents look out for each other, but in which they are really nasty towards the out ...

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Father Material

You would think that a book entitled Father Material would be about the attributes that make a man a good father, rather than his material assets. That's not the case in this book, unfortunately. Don't get me wrong - steady employment with benefits is always helpful, but it isn't the only advantage ...

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The Truth About Family

In the last few years, I’ve found series romances much more appealing. I don’t know if it’s because I’m older, or because I’m busier. Or maybe I am just lazier. But when I crack one open, it feels like less of a commitment. Somewhere along the line I’ve gotten a better feel for the vario ...