Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book Review Thursday - 12/6

Check out my giveaway for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day here!

Two more audio books finished this week! And I am about halfway through the newest Elm Creek Quilt book. OH!! And the newest Barbara Holloway series by Kate Wilhelm was released this week and I have it ready to go from my account!

These two books are the 10th and 11th in the Alexandra Cooper series by Linda Fairstein. Alex is a NYC Sex Crimes prosecutor who works closely with detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace.

In Killer Heat, Alex is retrying a 30+ year old rape case where the defendant ran after the first trial resulted in a hung jury when she gets a call about a body being discovered. The body is a young woman who face was beaten to a pulp. Then another woman is found in a deserted location. Then another. As the team race against time to track the killer, they are led to a new bar that is over run with underage drinkers.

In Lethal Legacy, a woman is sobbing in her apartment after a man in fireman gear is seen running from the building. As Alex and Mercer try to gain entry to the apartment, the woman is adamant that she is not pressing charges or having a rape kit done. When they finally talk her into going to the hospital to be checked out, she runs out of the ambulance and disappears. Within days, a different woman is found murdered in the apartment with a very rare book that was supposed to be in the library. The chase leads Alex, Mike and Mercer to a search of rare books in the NYC library system.

Both of these novels were very captivating! I enjoy the characters and the way that they interact with themselves and others in the novels. It also seems that with each book Fairstein keeps up with modern advances in technology to get the bad guys. And it doesn't hurt that many of the audio books are narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt - my favorite!!

What are you reading? Leave a comment and let me know!


Unknown said...

I really like to buy book from rare books sellers and i think we all must have to buy books by online, so really thankful to you for posting this blog.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I'll have to give these a listen. I like Barbara Rosenblatt as a narrator too.

Jennifer said...

Just finished "When Alice Forgot" by liane moriarty (sp?) and it was a good read - not your typical genre though :)