Friday, November 30, 2012

book club

Link up too, with Heather and Katie!

This week I read:

Dead Reckoning by Linda Castillo

There's a fine line between justice and revenge . . .
Assistant D.A. Kate Megason is about to prosecute the case of her career--a senseless double homicide caught on video. But before she can bring it to trial, someone starts sending her terrifying messages. Someone who obviously knows Kate's deep, dark secret...
Eleven years ago, Kate and her seventeen-year-old twin sister were brutalized and left for dead. Kate survived, but her sister was left brain damaged, her life destroyed--and the perpetrators were never caught.
Now, Kate needs the help of Frank Matrone--an investigator with his own shadowy secrets--to help her discover whether the maniac she escaped all those years ago is the same madman taunting her now. If she and Frank don't succeed, Kate's violent past will likely be repeated. Only this time she may not survive ...
(thanks to her website)

A classic Linda Castillo novel; engrossing, interesting, some romance, mystery, graphic/disturbing details, cannot stop reading! I really liked both difficult,stubborn characters but I do wish there had been more of an ending regarding Kate's parents and the man from her past. I give it a B.

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
House of Silk
It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.
Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious House of Silk . . .

I adore anything regarding Sherlock Holmes and this is no exception, it was funny and charming and just like the classic Sherlock mysteries. It captured your attention and doesn't drag on;a quick read that I didn't really want to end because Sherlock is just a fascinating character. I give it an A.

Happy Friday!


  1. The House of Silk sounds so good! Adding it to my list... :)

  2. These sound right up my alley! I've never read anything by Castillo.


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