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Last Chance Saloon: 03/21/08
Marian Keys has improved and matured as a writer since she wrote Last Chance Saloon in 1999. The story covers the year between birthdays for Tara and how things change for her and her two best friends. Unfortunately their lives are dull and they are emotionally shallow. Tara has an abusive boyfriend, Katherine is an ice queen and Fintan has cancer.
How this mediocre plot about not yet thirty-somethings feeling old is deserving of 500 pages of book is beyond me. Nothing actually happens and the book makes as much sense being read in random order as it does from start to finish.
Then the final insult was the copy editing. Fintan and the rest worry about AIDS but it's written Aids. It is an acronym, not a proper noun. If the book had been otherwise interesting I wouldn't have minded the error.