Sweet Mary

Sweet Mary In this mesmerizing debut novel by two time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Liz Balmaseda one woman s hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness and a punishing soul searching test of prio

  • Title: Sweet Mary
  • Author: Liz Balmaseda
  • ISBN: 9781416542964
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this mesmerizing debut novel by two time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Liz Balmaseda, one woman s hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness and a punishing, soul searching test of priorities.Dulce Maria Mary Guevara is a woman with nothing left to lose Wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen, she has lost her job, her reputation, and worst of allIn this mesmerizing debut novel by two time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Liz Balmaseda, one woman s hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness and a punishing, soul searching test of priorities.Dulce Maria Mary Guevara is a woman with nothing left to lose Wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen, she has lost her job, her reputation, and worst of all custody of her son Even after the charges are dropped, suspicion lingers Desperate to get it all back, she takes what she considers the only path open to her She goes on a hunt for the real drug queen Unfortunately, the one person she believes can help her is the last person she wants to see again Joe Pratts, her ex fiance, a man whose connections to the drug world once ended their relationship.Trying not to fall for Joe again is just the beginning of Mary s challenges, however Her search leads her through the most deceiving of jungles suburbia There, she comes face to face with disturbing realities that challenge everything she thinks she knows about her formerly tranquil life Mary s final dilemma hits closer to home than she ever imagined Sweet Mary is a gripping, heartrending story with a noir soul and plenty of surprising twists an assured debut from a writer with tremendous experience and talent.

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    1 thought on “Sweet Mary”

    1. "It was bound to happen. The odds are high that I was going to eventually read books which did not move me. I've been on such a great reading streak lately that I knew it couldn't last. If I had any doubts, Sweet Mary definitely broke that streak. [return][return][return]This book just did not do anything for me. There was very little in the way of character development. The plot unfolded predictably and was rather lackluster in the suspense area. At no point in time did I feel concern for Mary. [...]

    2. After Liz Balmaseda won two Pulitzer Prizes, she gives us a female centered detective novel in Sweet Mary. A single mother, the titled Dulce Maria, Mary for short, is arrested. The victim of an improbable case of mistaken identity, Mary is fingered as a drug queen. The false charges ruin her life, so Mary decides to do what the DEA couldn’t—take down the criminal herself. With a little help from her friends, one of which is a sexy past love interest, Mary embarks on a series of schemes to re [...]

    3. "I want it all back. My job. My reputation. But most importantly, I want my son" NOTE: I received this book as part of the Vine ProgramAnother Vine choice from first time author, Liz Balmaseda! Dulce Maria "Sweet Mary" Guevara is a successful real-estate agent and single mother. Her delicate world however is thrown into a loop when the DEA breaks into her house and arrests her, believing her to be Maria Portilla, cocaine queen. Not even a release and an apology can clear her name, return her jo [...]

    4. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Liz Balmaseda shows she has the writing chops for fiction as well as hard-hitting reporting in the Sunshine State. Setting her first novel on her own home turf, Balmaseda takes readers on a wild ride, a combination of hard hitting mystery and engaging chick lit, all with a good dose of Miami sun. For many authors, this might lead to a center that crumbles, but in Blamaseda's case, it's a winning combination instead.Dulce Maria ("Sweet Mary") Guevara is an ambiti [...]

    5. Sweet Mary is a well written bookr the first half of the book. The writing style is clear and enjoyable. There is urgency to the writing that allows this book to be a fast read. The novel is about Mary, a woman wrongfully arrested due to a mistaken identity. Because of this, her life comes tumbling down and she must find the real "Bad Mary" the feds were looking for so she can put her life back on track. Joe is her high school sweetheart and he helps her in her quest to clear her name. The books [...]

    6. My impression is that this story by two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Balmaseda is loosely based on a true story. Dulce Maria is a sharp yet sweet real estate agent in the top of her game in Miami when her home is shattered by DEA agents in hot pursuit of a drug cartel Reina, Maria Portilla. Convinced that Dulce Maria is Portilla in a clever cover-up she is jailed, and her son is placed in protective custody. Ensnared in a nightmare, this story is the tale of Maria aggressively fighting for her li [...]

    7. I was still in the mood for fiction with Latina characters so I pulled this one off of my bookshelf where it has been sitting for almost a year. Dulce Maria (Mary) Guevara is a real estate agent on the rise in Miami. After divorcing her husband she has landed on her feet and is raising her son and closing big deals. She innocently answers the door to her home one day and finds DEA agents surrounding her. They ransack her home, arrest her, accuse her of being a high level drug trafficker. Even th [...]

    8. Successful young Cuban-American real-estate agent suffers life-changing arrest by the DEA as they falsely identify her as a long sought drug queen. Although this was a quick page turner it required a bit too much suspension of belief in the capabilities of the protagonist. I did like the surprising twists and the emphasis on what really IS important in life. Shows the dark side of Florida like Carl Hiaasen but without the humor. Read this as part of an Hispanic book discussion group.

    9. Mary Guevara has been wrongly arrested, accused of being a "cocaine queen". She loses her job, her reputation & most of all her son. She decides to correct all the wrongs against her, SHE will go find this other Maria, and sets off to do just that. She has to get the help of her former love, whom she thought she would never have to contact again. She gets involved with shady characters in her plan, but all in clearing her name & geting her boy back from her ex husband. I like how this au [...]

    10. Sweet Mary reads like a Lifetime Network Movie in words. A single mom with a bad ex becomes the victim of mistaken identity and in order to clear her name, she must find out who the real criminal is. Honestly, I've never been a huge fan of Lifetime movies. I'll watch Lifetime as background noise when I have something more interesting to do (like blog or sew), but I'm not really listening. This book was like that, except I couldn't find anything else to do while reading it.

    11. Disappointing. I felt like I was reading stage instructions, and then I read the acknowledgements in which the author mentions the first incarnation of this book was in fact a screenplay. I wanted to like this novel but I just couldn't get in to it.

    12. I like the part the about the hero, Dulce Maria Guevara was accused of being a cocaine queen. The stroy was not really a murder mystery, so it was not really my type of book. However, it is well written.

    13. Love to read books set in Florida, and having a woman protagonistis even better. Mary was an interesting, rather unbelievable womanbut I enjoyed the story.

    14. Eh. FUn to start with, lost me part way through. A tough heroine needs a tougher adversary, and perfectly happy endings always make me roll my eyes.

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