Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Review Thursday - 11/15

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Two books today, but only 1 picture.
Entombed by Linda Fairstein is the 7th book in the Alexandra Cooper series about a Sex Crimes ADA in NYC. A body is found behind a wall in a basement that is being renovated and it appears that the woman was alive when the wall had been rebuilt. Ironically, the building had been home to Edgar Allen Poe for a time. At the same time that the body was discovered, the Silk Stockings rapist has begun attacking women in the city again after a 4 year hiatus and Alex and Mercer are determined to catch the guy this time around.

When a woman is found murdered with details that are similar to the Silk Stockings rapist, Mike Chapman is quick to identify the murder as the rapist handiwork, but Alex and Mercer are not so sure. Alex believes that the murder is related to the body in the wall.
Working together, both crimes are investigated while details of Poe's life and locations in NYC are described along with their significance. Quite a few nail biting scenes in this novel. I definitely don't want to be stuck in an enclosed space for any length of time after reading this book!

The second book I read was The Telling by Beverly Lewis which is the third and final book of the Seasons of Grace series. I started reading this series a couple of years ago and I just couldn't get past the character in the book who had Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (I think) and decided to get a cleanse instead of chemotherapy. At the time I read the first books in the series, there was a child whose mother decided to forgo chemotherapy for him and it was maddening for her to see the symptoms and just not understand that it was from the cancer. I couldn't force myself to read the final book at the time. To each his or her own on therapy for cancer, but I just couldn't listen to the character whine about not feeling well and not really doing anything about it.

In this book, Grace is still trying to find her mother, Lettie, who ran away from home to try and find her old beau with whom she had a child with 24 or so years prior. No one in the family was aware of the birth except for Lettie and her parents and her leaving brought shame to Grace and her family. Will Lettie return in time to avoid the ban? Will Heather survive the cancer? When will I stop reading these books expecting them to be any different? sigh.... lol

1 comment:

barb said...

I read the first two books in that beverly lewis series and loved them. Lettie worried about mother going for all those walks late at night... Since you seem to like the same type of books that i do, i would recommend karen harper. She writes wonderful amish mysteries. The stephanie plum series by janet evanovich are laugh out loud funny.