Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unkn...more
We have read and generally enjoyed all nine of Margolin's previous outings, and find that this lawyer turned writer can craft a suspenseful story line along with the best of them. The books that have left us a little cold were ones where the author overpopulates with so many events and characters, doing justice to few of them, that hardly a reader can keep it all straight. Fortunately, in "Beauty", we have a cast of just a few main players to...more
I got hooked on Phillip Margolin when I read Gone, But Not Forgotten. Spoiler alert - the bad guy actually got away which made me crazy and nervous. I don't do well with serial killer books where the villian isn't dead or locked up at the end of the story. It just creeps me out but that's a problem with my imagination that tends to run wild.
Margolin's latest bad guy is a serial rapist/murderer who attacks a young high school girl and kills her father. Her mother...more
Oh yeah, there are murders and a rape, arrests and escape...more
This is not your average murder novel. There are lots of bad guys and disorder but the plot twists are fantastic. As usual, Phillip Margolin came up with a captivating stor...more
After some cheerful catch-up chat, a -great- movie enjoyed together, and a stop at Barnes and Noble, where Leah used to work, she made me an interesting...more
It had a few slow parts but the overall story is fantastic. I highly suggest this book to anybody. Or any of his books really.
Maybe I'm not the brightest reader, but I totally did not see the ending coming. It was a really cool surprise to read up to. The layer of mysteries in this book were fantastic and I wanted to keep reading. If I rememb...more
I couldn't sleep, I couldn't put this book down. It was riveting right from the beginning!!
Ashley's life is horribly changed when at 17 her home is broken into her father is brutaly murdered. Her best friend Tanya is raped and murdered. And Ashley barely escapes with her life after climbing out a window and running to a neighbor. Her mother who wasn't at home that night but was at work convinces Ashley months later to go to a elite private school where tragedy follows them.
Thriller - Ashley Spencer and a friend had just gone to bed when an intruder slaughters Ashley's father and her friend. Ashley escapes. She transfers to a prep school where her mother takes a writing class with best-selling author Joshua Maxfield. His novel appears based on the Spen...more
This book, while it is about a serial killer, does not focus on the killer but on a woman who escaped his clutches. It started off slow but picked up as it progressed.
There were several twists throughout the story that kept it interesting, but I saw most of them coming and figured out the real killer about halfway through the book.