Elinor Carlisle was a woman who took great chances and ended up with a fortune. Though as if it was not enough became burning with jealousy as she hadElinor Carlisle was a woman who took great chances and ended up with a fortune. Though as if it was not enough became burning with jealousy as she had a love on hold thanks to Mary Gerrard. Then Mary ends up dead and Elinor becomes the only believable suspect. Why if she appears to be innocent does she have so much stacked against her? Is she actually innocent or will Poirot as he digs deeper only find evidence that will lead to her own deadly fate by the courts?
This book was pretty great. I found myself interested all the way through. My mind kept twisting wondering who did it: Was someone else the killer or was Elinor really guilty? There was so much that one had to think about as to who wasn't innocent I had my suspicions on a few and felt certain ones at the least could not be trusted. And one detail I assumed from the jacket was a "red herring" realized was not at all as it weaved perfectly into the mystery.
Try it out if you are curious though I could think of many other Christie novels if you want a better one. This one wasn't bad though with her expertise on creating criminals and suspects well represented here....more
Ongoing crises and battles lead up to this point as Yarwick seeks what he's looking for as the seeming last man on earth. As he looks for his one loveOngoing crises and battles lead up to this point as Yarwick seeks what he's looking for as the seeming last man on earth. As he looks for his one love, little does he know that what he really needs is not what he's expecting and "fate" can easily be taken away as easily as it is shown.
I don't exactly know what to feel about this ending. I did not expect any of it. I was pretty sad at a lot of the conclusions of this, the last books of this series. As unhappy as most of it was at least it was bittersweet for at least one person....more
The gang of people end up in perils and the pet monkey Ampersand ends up abducted. What can they do while in the midst of a post-apocalypse with almosThe gang of people end up in perils and the pet monkey Ampersand ends up abducted. What can they do while in the midst of a post-apocalypse with almost no men alive?
This one was okay. It was kind of strange how their seemed to be kind of a running motif in this one, this time each major and some minor characters stopping to have some sort of flashback to give the reader more info on their lives, explaining a little of how they tick.
It wasn't so bad, not extremely remarkable but still....more
The group including "last man" Yorick travel the planet, coming across many perils and discoveries. One of these is someone from Yorick's past, a closThe group including "last man" Yorick travel the planet, coming across many perils and discoveries. One of these is someone from Yorick's past, a close family member he became hostile toward decades before the world was plagued by a virus that killed nearly all men.
What will they find and how will they survive?
The last book was pretty great in spinning memorable story lines but for some reason this time it wasn't as strong to me. Sure there were highlights the biggest in my opinion being the characters coming across a sea vessel but it's strange the subplot that they abandon in such a strange way (why was Yorick's sister left behind in such a vulnerable state?).
Anyway that last big plot continues onto the next book and I can't wait.
Not too bad a volume though better in parts than the whole....more
The future of mankind is unknown as Yorick, the last man on earth after a world-wide virus killed all men except him and his pet monkey Ampersand tryThe future of mankind is unknown as Yorick, the last man on earth after a world-wide virus killed all men except him and his pet monkey Ampersand try to continue to search for answers. Along the way they find fleeting hopes, dangerous people, and even deceit amongst the group which includes an agent named 355 and a doctor who seems to have what they are looking for.
These stories weren't bad. I don't know how the author kept at it but kept events and characters interesting and varied. I am looking forward to reading more since I got this and the three other books that help complete this series. I'm hooked!...more
Terror and a major financial tragedy may fall as attacks happen in New York. The enemies easily stay under the radar and are one step ahead of the peoTerror and a major financial tragedy may fall as attacks happen in New York. The enemies easily stay under the radar and are one step ahead of the people tracking them. One of the leaders of the counterterrorism group is a man who lives like he has nothing left to lose. Can he find out the truth or will he lose his life and all he loves with it in the process?
I had a lot of complicated thoughts about this group. Mainly I think the premise of this story is heavy-handed; the plot of terrorists striking New York in violent fashion sound too close to something that a couple of decades later happened for real (9/11). The people who are making this pact is strange too. Most of the time I didn't believe in their motive. Too much of it sounded anti-American to me ((view spoiler)[ Don't trust your veterans people. They want to destroy everything that keeps this country alive! (hide spoiler)]).
Sure the ending parts of this book were thrilling in the action department but it was too late in my opinion....more
The most ruthless criminal has been murdering one by one rival mobsters as they disagreed with joining in with his plans. It seems with the number ofThe most ruthless criminal has been murdering one by one rival mobsters as they disagreed with joining in with his plans. It seems with the number of deaths mounting he's creating a World War Three!
The only one that the FBI and police forces know will help seems to be a man hidden away with his family, on Witness Protection from this seemingly unstoppable leader in relentless crime. But he willingly comes off of his normal life to get back at this man, the one he tried to put away... as he knows he will kill him and his loved ones too if he doesn't stop him.
I liked the beginning and the description of the life the main character was living. He was away in a different part of California, more a seeming setting off of a western and farm life.
This was my first Patterson book, I picked it up and another from a close friend I borrowed from and I think it was pretty great though seemingly uneven.
Each chapter concludes in just a few pages, and the story flies by quickly as a result!
Good action even if it was a little overdone at times and likable characters (and the antagonist was really one of a kind!). Did not regret reading this one. Some time soon I'll get on with another Patterson book.
I think anyone like me that wants to give him a try should do so. Pretty great book....more
"The one who writes these lines is only an insignificant man. But I am the voice of those who are voiceless; of those who are muzzled and never repres"The one who writes these lines is only an insignificant man. But I am the voice of those who are voiceless; of those who are muzzled and never represented in the West. In their name I ask your prayers and practical help for the faithful, suffering Underground Church in Communist lands and other captive nations today."
The perfect quote to capture the entirety of this impactful book. Richard Wurmbrand a Christian pastor who was imprisoned and tortured for fourteen years in Romania tells his story as well as many others, ones who are being arrested and captured for having belief in Christ. Much of this before this telling has gone under the radar with the West (which includes the United States and England).
Hearing what many including Richard's tough trials was sad but was also moving as well. Seeing people who believe show love to their torturers is such a great example to a follower of Christ. And it was not just to show "goodness" and do good things since as a result some of the Communist followers became believers as well.
This is a must read for anyone that wants to find out some of the hardships Christians go through as well as influence them as well. We must tell all about Jesus in love as we don't know who it will impact but we aren't used as true believers if we don't.
The book which also was a 30th Anniversary version includes letters sent to Richard some of them include D. James Kennedy (of Coral Ridge Church) and a member of Congress. They are just interesting to see, I don't know what to say besides that.
Again check this out if you get the chance!...more