Oh, Myron, how I've missed you so! It has been a bit since I last read one of Coben's series featuring smartass sports agent Myron Bolitar and I didn'Oh, Myron, how I've missed you so! It has been a bit since I last read one of Coben's series featuring smartass sports agent Myron Bolitar and I didn't realize how much I missed them until I dug in to this one (#4 in the series by the way.) I think I actually love Win even more than I like Myron, but don't tell either one that! These little sports-related whodunnit gems are filled with twists and turns and lots of wiseass comments...my perfect kind of novel!...more
I absolutely loved this book! I am so glad that Ms. Green agreed to come to the 2012 Southwest Florida Reading Festival, because if not for that, I maI absolutely loved this book! I am so glad that Ms. Green agreed to come to the 2012 Southwest Florida Reading Festival, because if not for that, I may not have ever picked up a book of hers again.
Ages ago, I eagerly grabbed up her book, Bookends due to cover lust and title adoration. I fall prey to these two traps more often than I like to admit (nearly every time I am in a book store of any kind or around books period!) I dived in...and was horrified to find that I just could not get into it. I believe this is partly due to the fact that, at that time (I think), I was a student editor and I got stopped every time I read a word that the Brits spell just a wee bit differently or use in a differnt context than we Americans do. It totally distracted me and I could not focus on the story to save my life. To my shame, it is one of the few books I have ever put down, unable to finish.
So it is with great enthusiasm that I rave (and rave I did to Ms. Green on Saturday when I met her) about this book. I connected with this story in so many ways, which is crazy because the character, Jemima, has similar experiences in the story. You feel for Jemima throughout and the pace of the book is just go, go, go. I can best describe it as like having an excited conversation with a girlfriend that you haven't seen in a bit, and the two of you yammer on, interupting each other (as the voice from above of the narrator does on occassion here)from time to time, and switching topics a bit (as we switch from person to person and place to place) until you collapse, exhausted but satisfied and realize that hours have gone by. In short, it was delightful!...more
It's been a bit since I read my last Rizzoli & Isles book...and while this one was mostly focused on Maura, I am still a huge fan of these books.It's been a bit since I read my last Rizzoli & Isles book...and while this one was mostly focused on Maura, I am still a huge fan of these books. This one was a bit different because it took a different tack then the others...the ladies weren't investigating some shooting or dead body they found...Maura was the "victim" and a bigger, more sinister plot sprang up from there. It's hard to say a lot about this without giving the plot away...but there were blinding snowstorms, creepy cult leaders, mistaken identities, pursuits throught the wilderness, mysterious deaths, friendships and relationships on the rocks, and a Lost Boy! I was surprised and still left guessing through the twists and turns. And Ms. Gerritsen left some great loose strings at the end that I am positive will resurface at a later date. Well done, Tess, well done!...more
Wow. It has been a long time since I have felt so enamored by a book. I am still smiling, despite being a little bit sad that it is over. What a beautWow. It has been a long time since I have felt so enamored by a book. I am still smiling, despite being a little bit sad that it is over. What a beautiful story! It sounds corny, but I feel younger for having read this....more
This was a great thriller/mystery/whodunnit with a few issues that I will forgive as it was the author's first work of fiction.
My biggest problem w This was a great thriller/mystery/whodunnit with a few issues that I will forgive as it was the author's first work of fiction.
My biggest problem with this book was the switch back & forth between French & English. I get that it takes place in Montreal & there is a huge population that only speak French in that region. However, I'm pretty sure that they could pick up the french version of the book...the rest of us can imagine the characters speaking in french just fine!
My other major issue with this book is similar to my problem with the first book Tess Gerritsen wrote (must be something about doctors who become writers)...waaaaay too much clinical language. We are not scientists (well, most of us, I'd imagine.) Keep it simple...and short...three pages on X-ray spectralysis was too much for me and you almost lost me when you went on and on about the saws...I get how it impacted the case, but it's ok to summarize here!
Otherwise, I thought this a very good first novel. Lots of twisty-turny moments. I could feel Tempe trying to get those ideas to pop out from the back of her mind, could sense her frustration and loved the dynamics between her & the various police personnel. I am anxious to see where we go from here.
And I know a lot of other people comment on the relationship between these novels & the tv series, Bones, but as much as I like to compare, I'm treating them as totally different beings (because they really are...anyone who has seen the show will know that right off and quite frankly, these books came first, so I'm more than happy to keep them in a different cabinet in my apartment from the DVDs of the tv series, which I absolutely love by the way!)...more