Do you believe in ghosts? If not you will after reading this wonderful book by Garth Stein. I have always believed that spirits walk among us and thisDo you believe in ghosts? If not you will after reading this wonderful book by Garth Stein. I have always believed that spirits walk among us and this story just reinforces that belief.
Beautifully written with wonderful characterizations and a 14 year old boy that you fall instantly in love with. You will find yourself being his cheerleader as he tries to unravel the secrets of his family's old mansion and reunite his parents after their run of financial bad luck and separation. Ghosts roam the grounds of this stunningly located estate surrounded by some of the most unrivaled natural beauty that is the heart of this story. These same ghosts lead Trevor to the answers he seeks and to an amazing conclusion....more
I enjoyed Ms. Plame's first Vanessa Pierson book very much, but this one was a little hard to get into. The storyline has been used many times before,I enjoyed Ms. Plame's first Vanessa Pierson book very much, but this one was a little hard to get into. The storyline has been used many times before, a miniature nuclear device in the hands of an unknown terrorist group, but this time Vanessa realizes the nuclear arms trader she has been chasing is not behind this particular threat. Off she goes to discover who is really behind this threat and find the device before the world is blown to hell in a hand basket.
The one saving grace of this thriller is the ending. Now that was written in such a way that I finally was able to focus all my attention on the story and not find myself drifting away.
All in all a good book if you overlook a familiar storyline with a different twist....more
"Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
This theme runs all through this wonderful new book by Diane Chamberlain and it is"Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
This theme runs all through this wonderful new book by Diane Chamberlain and it is up to Riley MacPherson to untangle these unbelievable webs.
Riley grew up thinking her older sister, Lisa, had committed suicide after killing her music teacher under mysterious circumstances. Now she is have to deal with the aftermath of her father's passing and in doing so uncovers secrets that may have been better off staying hidden.
This is another beautifully crafted story from one of the best in writing about family relationships and how invents in our lives shape our outlooks and feelings as adults.
This book has a twist though, as Riley digs deeper into her past she discovers startling truths about her life and what really happened on that afternoon when the whole family's world fell apart.
I am a huge fan of Betty Webb's Lena Jones mysteries and once again Ms. Webb pens a winner in Desert Rage.
Senatorial candidate, Juliana Thorsson hiresI am a huge fan of Betty Webb's Lena Jones mysteries and once again Ms. Webb pens a winner in Desert Rage.
Senatorial candidate, Juliana Thorsson hires Lena to look into the brutal murder of a doctor and his family, including his 10 year old son. It seems the couple's 14 year old daughter and her boyfriend Kyle have confessed to the crime. But what is the real reason the congresswoman wants Lena to prove Alison didn't do it? Before Lena accepts the case she wants the truth and when it is revealed that Alison is really Juliana's biological daughter and she wants her innocence proven, Lena is off on a investigative thrill ride with enough secrets to go around.
I love Lena Jones. She is a mystery in herself with horrible dreams from her younger days and her time in foster care while growing up. I would love to see this side of her character studied more closely, maybe a book in it's own right, and help her to silence the demons that torment her so.
In the meantime, this is another champion addition to the series. Keep them coming Betty!...more
Bell Elkins returns in the third of this intriguing series about a woman who left her small town in West Virginia and returns years later armed with aBell Elkins returns in the third of this intriguing series about a woman who left her small town in West Virginia and returns years later armed with a legal degree and becomes the prosecuting attorney of Acker's Gap.
It summer time and the heat and humidity doesn't set too well with the residents. Nor does 2 unexplained murders of elderly men with no connection between them except that they take care of ailing family members.
Bell, overwhelmed with family problems of her own (her sister is living with her and years behind bars for killing their father and her daughter decides to go to London to spend the summer instead of being with her Mom) takes on the investigations with the aid of good friend and sheriff Nick Fogelsong. Throw in an ex-governor with ties to the area and secrets that abound and you have a page-turning mystery on your hands.
Bell also takes a good look at herself and fights demons that rise up and demand she take matters into her own hands instead of relying on the law. How she deals with these feelings adds an interesting addition to her character and makes her more human.
I always love to try and figure out who the bad guy is but this time I was surprised that I didn't see it coming. I hope you will enjoy it just as much....more