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Acceptable Loss

William Monk and his wife Hester are doing the best that they can. He's the commander of the River Police in London. On his last case, Monk and Hester found and befriended a young boy named Scuff. He had been kidnapped and forced into a despicable trade of child pornography aboard a boat that would move around the Thames to try to avoid the detection of the police force. His being in their family seems right to both Monk and Hester, but he's still having a hard time trying to reconcile the fact that he's now safe, even when his friends that he made aren't necessarily. But when a eerily similar boat is found, in connection with a murder, Monk and Hester both know that they need to stop as much of this atrocity as they can, both for their sake and for Scuff. This is a William Monk novel, there are an awful lot of them and this is the first one I've read. You can tell from the story that there was more talked about in previous books, but it seems like it's actually okay to read these out of order, but if you were planning to read all of them, I'd have to say it would make a lot more sense to read them in order! I read this one so that I could vote for the winners of Whitney Awards. I didn't really want to finish it, I was kind of sickened by the plot from the first chapter. I did finish it, there was some language that I'm not really comfortable with and the child pornography that I wasn't at all comfortable with. I don't plan on reading any more of the Monk novels myself, but the story was well written and the characters were interesting. I was surprised by the ending and that's something I value in a well-written mystery.

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Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

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About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

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