Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Review Thursday - 11/8

If you are looking for the Modern Designs for Classic Quilts book giveaway, that is in this post.

I finished two books this week. Early in the week and then I petered out again. Oh well. :)

The Kills is the next novel in the Alex Cooper series by Linda Fairstein. Usually, these novels start out with Alex and Mike going over a murder scene, but this novel began with Alex in the courtroom starting a trial to prosecute Andrew who was charged with rape. Paige is also accusing Andrew of physically and mentally abusing his 10 year old son who has disappeared into the foster care system. While Alex fights the defense and the foster care system to get access to the boy to interview him, Paige reveals a few secrets about her that seem to turn the case on its head. And then, Paige winds up dead.

How the rape and murder of Paige is related to the murder of an 80 year old woman who was a dancer from Harlem ad King Farouk of Egypt is just a tad convoluted, but I guess without a little bit of far fetched facts it wouldn't be an interesting story.

The story was interesting with quite a few wild characters and several sequences of danger and intrigue. Also, I was reading this when Hurricane Sandy was hitting New Jersey and NYC and there just happened to be a hurricane making landfall in the book as well. Just a tad strange how that happened.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I am ready to keep going with the series.

I also read The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. I saw that I was almost to the top of the list at the library for the DVD and I like to read the books before watching the movies. I'm sure that if you have seen the previews for the movie, you know that the book is about a man who finds a picture while in the Middle East during the war. When he returns home, he decides to find the woman in the picture. She just happens to be single with a kid and they fall in love.

But with Sparks, you know there is always something that happens to test the couple's love and resolve to stay together. It seemed like it took a long time for the test to happen and then... BAM!! everything was resolved and the book was over. It just seemed like there was a lot of time spent setting up the story and just when it got to the end, I thought some things were going to happen that made sense and then everything changed direction. And then it was over. Usually the endings to his books are drawn out with drama and sobbing (on my part) and that didn't happen with this book. We'll see how the movie goes! :)

I also found out today that the newest novel in the Barbara Holloway series by Kate Wilhelm will be released in December. I have already pre-ordered it from Audible! Woo hoo!!

What's everyone else reading?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

The same book that has been on my nightstand for about 6 months...don't get too far when I fall asleep after 2 pages!