I read this book because it was compared to Gone Girl. The characters are dysfunctional as in Gone Girl but that's all the comparison that is noticeabI read this book because it was compared to Gone Girl. The characters are dysfunctional as in Gone Girl but that's all the comparison that is noticeable.
I thought this book was tedious reading. True, she was on a train looking at the different houses and imagining their livelihoods. She continues to do so for 1/3 of the book. It finally piqued my interest about halfway through. That is when all the drama and conflicted begin.
I am glad that I read it to see what all the hype was about. In my opinion, this book would not be a good recommendation.
A man dying of cancer wishes his daughter dead. She is a heroin addict and a whore. She is unfit to be a mother. He considers his daughter to be an unA man dying of cancer wishes his daughter dead. She is a heroin addict and a whore. She is unfit to be a mother. He considers his daughter to be an unfit mother. He wants the grandchildren to be awarded to the state.
Will his dying wish come true?
A short story. 20-30 minutes of your time. Time will tell if I read other books from this author....more
Alex Cross and Kyle Craig meet face to face. Although this time, Craig has had plastic surgery to impersonate an FBI agent(Max Siegel) whom he murdersAlex Cross and Kyle Craig meet face to face. Although this time, Craig has had plastic surgery to impersonate an FBI agent(Max Siegel) whom he murders in cold bloood. Craig, alias Siegel, is called upon to help Cross and the rest of the MDP solve what is called The Numbers Murders.
Cross and Craig are on a stake out together one night. Cross still does not realize that it is not Siegel. They begin talking and he asks Cross if he could kill Craig face to face, Cross replied no. Craig was really surprised about this information.
Cross marries a few weeks later and is on his honeymoon. He also invites his family to accompany he and his new bride which they did. Lo and behold, who should call Cross one morning, but Craig himself. Cross was shocked. He looked all around the secluded beacg area and spotted Craig holding a gun to his sons' head. Nobody messes around with his family.
The ending is a shocker. But one must remember, Kyle Craig thinks he is the Mastermind.
I always enjoy Alex Cross books. They keep you guessing during the whole book. It's hard to believe that Cross and Craig were once best buddies; now, they're arch enemies. Craig always tries to be one step ahead of Cross, but Cross questions his motives always. I'm not sure how many Alex Cross books are left in the series but I'll be sad when they are gone.
Innocent people are sent to prison. This is what most believe. When they are set free, they have only one goal in mind. That goal is to prove their inInnocent people are sent to prison. This is what most believe. When they are set free, they have only one goal in mind. That goal is to prove their innocence.
Reed Conway is set free after 15 years in prison. The jury found him guilty of murdering his stepfather. He and his stepfather were arguing and fighting one night but knows that he left him alive that night.
While he is serving his prison sentence, he sends a few letters to the prosecutor's daughter. Shortly after Reed is set free, these letters are being sent more frequently. There are also murders and mysterious happenings in this quiet little town.
Reed is desperately trying to prove his innocence. He seems to think that someone wants him back to jail.
This book kept my attention and didn't actually figure out who committed the murders until the end. I thought of 1 or 2 who could've done it. It definitely did have a twist at the end....more
I just love this series. Lindsay Boxer and her entourage have 2 crimes to solve in this trilling book.
One such crime the Lipstick Killer who shoots doI just love this series. Lindsay Boxer and her entourage have 2 crimes to solve in this trilling book.
One such crime the Lipstick Killer who shoots down mothers and their babies. The killer does have a gun which doesn't make a sound.
The other crime is what they mickname Hello Kitty. Kitty is a burglar who enters famous people's houses when they are giving dinner parties. He/She seems to know exactly where the jewelry safe is in the house.
Will they solve all the crimes in a timely fashio or do they call the FBI for help.
I found this woman's murder mystery club read as fascinating as the others. Patterson can not seem to write this series fast enough for my liking....more
The Amish community is quiet, serene and trusting of whomever they meet. The families who love here do not even lock their doors at night. One of thesThe Amish community is quiet, serene and trusting of whomever they meet. The families who love here do not even lock their doors at night. One of these nights, an intruder abused this trust.
The second oldest daughter is at the stage of her life where she is inquistive of everyone and her surroundings; how people percieve her and how others live and think outside of her community. The Amish are able to have jobs in their hometown even if the business is owned by the English people,i.e., they are not Amish. She starts to hold a job in a quilting shop when she turns fifteen.
Men begin to flirt with her and she finds this fascinating. She starts to socialize with them and loves the attention. She sneaks out of the house at night and deals in activities that are not in accordance with the Amish ways. Severals months later, she is found murdered and slaughtered. Not only the intruder kill her, he also killed the whole family which consisted of seven people. Did the daughter know the person responsible for the killings? Why would he did murder all of them?
Kate Burkholder, who is chief of police in the community, is appalled that someone would commit a crime of this magnitude. She remembers how peaceful and trusting the people are since she was Amish in her younger days. She is an outsider to their ocmmunity but she is still able to speak their language which is Pennsylvania Dutch. Kate knows how to relate to this people.
I love this series. The Amish are interesting people. I doubt that I could live that lifestyle since it is so simple. I also find it interesting that the chief of police used to be Amish and in this way, she knows how the Amish think and can relate to that.
This book didn't get 5 stars from me since the ending didn't quite work for me. I felt that KAte shouldve had more police back-up. They are more but I don't want to spoil any of the story.
A multi-millionaire and his companion are walking out of an elevator in a very elite hotel. A person with a ski mask on is waiting for them and shootsA multi-millionaire and his companion are walking out of an elevator in a very elite hotel. A person with a ski mask on is waiting for them and shoots the man. He falls down dead. His companion is shocked but spared. There are other people in the elevator as well and are shocked beyond belief.
His family is notified and they do not know who could have done it. He has no enemies that they know of. Is it one of their former employees who has a vendetta against them?
The family's son major in college was film and theatrical. Since he is a millionaire in his right, he has no interest in having a job. He likes to watch movies and play his tennis matches. He also lives out his life according to what movies he enjoys at the time. He quotes movie lines constantly and impresses people with this charming feature.
Is he acting out a movie this time or is the killer a half a dozen characters that Brown has shown us in this book?
Brown's books always leave you guessing who commits the murder until the end. She also has a twist at the end. And this book has a big one.
I'm not sure what to say about this book. It was very difficult keeping up with the Badness, the FBI and the Standing. For this reason, it took me aboI'm not sure what to say about this book. It was very difficult keeping up with the Badness, the FBI and the Standing. For this reason, it took me about 1-2 weeks reading it. I usually read only a book at time but I just HAD to put this one down and read another one before finishing this one. I was surprised that I remembered what was going on in the book during that intermission. Suppose that says positively about the story. I did not read any of the reviews before reading this book so I was surprised that most people gave it a 2.88 rating. Now, I don't feel so bad about not appreciating this author....more
How long can one keep a secret when she was from a former religion? Kate, the sheriff of a small town, witnesses a murder from years past and hasn't tHow long can one keep a secret when she was from a former religion? Kate, the sheriff of a small town, witnesses a murder from years past and hasn't told anyone. Only her family knows and she was advised not to tell anyone.
A deceased body is found in this small town after several years. Several more are discovered over a course of months. How those bodies were killed causes Kate to remember what happened in the past when her parents were alive. Her Amish ancestry keeps her from telling the truth what truly went on many years ago.
Her job depends on her finding who the killer really is. Will she tell?
I found this book to be very suspenseful. My family and I used to visit the Amish markets when I was little. These people intrigue me.
Castillo's book debut is very well written. I look forward to reading more from this author....more
Crystal is a security guard at one of the hotels in Las Vegas. She is accused of embezzling & putting counterfeit money in its place. The people tCrystal is a security guard at one of the hotels in Las Vegas. She is accused of embezzling & putting counterfeit money in its place. The people that framed her are Yao Lin and his entourage. That evening, they kidnap her from her apartment & take her to his country, Jakarta, to be one of his sex slaves. She befriends another slave girl, who is about sixteen years of age. Her 'boyfriend' hears about this situation & where she is. He & his fellow BOI's fly to Jakarta and rescue her and the other girl. When Yao finds out about this, sparks fly. A really suspenseful book that will keep you wondering what will happen next. ...more