On the day Rose volunteered at her daughter's elementary school to help in the lunchroom, an explosion in the kitchen sets fire to the school. Rose maOn the day Rose volunteered at her daughter's elementary school to help in the lunchroom, an explosion in the kitchen sets fire to the school. Rose manages to get two little girls out of the lunchroom and to the hallway which leads to the playground outside, then she races back into the fire to find her daughter who was in the bathroom when the fire occurred. Initially, Rose is hailed as a hero for saving her daughters life. But then it is discovered that one of the little girls Rose had led to the hallway was still in the building. She was rescued, but in serious condition. At that point, Rose is reviled as a woman who saved her daughter's life at the expense of another child. In the aftermath of the fire, tempers rage and lawsuits are threatened. Rose is afraid her family will be the target of a criminal investigation. As she tries to piece together what happened that day, she keeps discovering bits of information that don't add up. Apparently the fire which killed three employees, was not an accident at all and Rose begins to realize that there are far bigger issues at stake than an elementary school fire.
I really enjoy Lisa Scottoline's books. They are suspenseful and difficult to stop reading once started. "Save Me" is no exception. She addresses the issues of bullying, the insularity of small towns, corporate greed and political cover-ups. It seemed at times that there were really too many issues addressed and sometimes Rose's actions seemed a little far-fetched for a stay-at-home Mom living in a small town. But, the suspense and fast-paced kept me on the edge of my seat and I thoroughly enjoyed it....more
Everyone in Daisy's family is psychic... except her. She appears to be a "normal" like her father who mysteriously disappeared a year ago. Daisy's motEveryone in Daisy's family is psychic... except her. She appears to be a "normal" like her father who mysteriously disappeared a year ago. Daisy's mother uses her talent to solve crimes and when teenage girls in the town of Nightshade begin to die mysteriously, Daisy decides to solve the case herself. She is aided in her task by her best friend Ryan. When she and Ryan discover that cheerleaders in their high school seem to be targets and the killer appears to be a particularly vicious form of vampire, Daisy joins the cheerleading squad to get investigate. Daisy soon finds herself in grave danger; Ryan is starting to become more than just a "friend; and most importantly of all, Daisy discovers she has some psychic talent after all!
This is a light, humurous and entertaining read. In general, I'm not a huge fan of the vampire genre, but this one was fun. The romance beween Ryan and Daisy is a realistic teen romance and the focus is more on psychic talent than vampirism. This is the first book in the "dead Is... series by Perez. Read by Suzy Jackson....more
When a stranger turns up dead in her family's cucumber patch in the middle of the night, 11-year-old Flavia de Luce decides she must solve the mysteryWhen a stranger turns up dead in her family's cucumber patch in the middle of the night, 11-year-old Flavia de Luce decides she must solve the mystery. Her main interest in life is chemistry, which she has taught herself, and her inquisitive scientific mind makes her the perfect person to solve the crime. The youngest daughter in her motherless family, she is independent and usually left to her own devices, so she sets out to find out the relationship between the dead man, local history and her own family.
This is the first book in a proposed series of books about Flavia de Luce. Flavia is a unique 11 year old. Her relationships with her family and the townspeople are humorous. This was an interesting and at times, funny, novel and I look forward to read more about Flavia....more
Amateur-sleuth Meg Langslow accompanied her actor-boyfriend to the fan convention celebrating his hit television series because she figured he could uAmateur-sleuth Meg Langslow accompanied her actor-boyfriend to the fan convention celebrating his hit television series because she figured he could use the support and it gave her the opportunity to sell her handcrafted weapons. When the producer and main actress of the series turns up dead in her hotel room, Meg is suddenly up to her ears in parrots, monkeys and murder suspects.
I enjoy this series because the stories are light, entertaining and quick reads. This wasn't one of my favorites, though....more