Friday, July 26, 2013

book club

Thanks,Heather & Katie

Nora Robert's The Witness
The Witness
"Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security  systems—and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something—and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed." 

(thanks to her website)

A decent enough story,Brooks was a better character than Elizabeth/Liz/Abigail who was really starting to annoy me towards the end of the book. Not many twists and turns though,I also thought the addition of the spoiled rich kid was rather unnecessary.I was never in love with the story and sure it was a quick read but most of her stories are. I give it a C.

David Baldacci's The Hour Game
A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this criminal’s motives…or who will die next.
Two ex-Secret Service agents, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, have been hired to defend a man’s innocence in a burglary involving an aristocratic family. Then a series of secrets leads the partners right into the frantic hunt that is confounding even the FBI. Now King and Maxwell are playing the Hour Game, uncovering one horrifying revelation after another and putting their lives in danger. For the closer they get to the truth, the closer they get to the most shocking surprise of all.
(thanks to his website)

The second installment in the great King & Maxwell series,I love these characters! A rather freaky/dark serial killer premise,had me on my toes throughout the whole story. Fun and scary to read,hard to put down. I really like that David writes such unique and realistic plots and then has a sweeter romantic side as well. Well done,again. I give it an A.

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