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California Girl
California Girl
Author: T. Jefferson Parker
The times, they are a-changin'... — The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more -- unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. The new decade has brought about the end of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060562373
ISBN-10: 0060562374
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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jdocop avatar reviewed California Girl on + 66 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This guy just keeps getting better all the time. A very good mystery!
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I just finished tis book and enjoyed it a lot. I have read most of Parker's previous books, too.
Lulu68 avatar reviewed California Girl on
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I didn't like this book. Too slow.
reviewed California Girl on + 39 more book reviews
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Very well written - a murder mystery spanning over 30 years.
quilty45 avatar reviewed California Girl on + 100 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Interesting read. Good character development and quite a cast of characters! Little hard to get into for me but well worth it.
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This is the first book of T. Parker's that I had read. I could hardly put it down even for those necessities of life. It was fun having CA treated like they always do in movies. That's what movies & books are for. When I was there it was beautiful but I could never live there. Too crowded and just about too much everything. I've read his other books as soon as they are published. Off to the bookstore.
philovance avatar reviewed California Girl on + 19 more book reviews
While not the best, it is a good book in that it covers 30 years of the Becker's family and others too, but primarily the Becker's. The beheading of a teenage beauty queen we lived near the Becker's is the reason for the tale. It is a family tale and a murder mystery all rolled into one. I am always drawn to California books since I'm a native. The book took a little getting used to but eventually became one I could not put down. I have the paperback copy and an e-book edition which I read at work on breaks.