So Mr. Konrath has teamed up once again with Mr. Crouch for another of my divine Jack Daniels books...
Now, first of all let me explain my devotion to Jack Daniel's books...I preorder all..I get giddy when they show up on my Precious (aka kindle)...I drop whatever I am reading when these books show up.
I read this in one day....I am not familiar with Blake Crouch's serial murder books. I read a preface regarding how book would work. There was references throughout book to click on. There would be a summary of who character is...at first I thought..."OH GAWD..this sounds like effort...".
It ended up to be the coolest tool in an ebook yet! Crouch's bad guys were going after my Jack (Jaqueline) Daniels...no clue who they were..the references tied it all together.
Soooo, Luther Kite is a scary , scary man...he is after Jack..who is 48 and pregnant by her 10 yr younger "boyfriend"...
Alright Ladies of a cooler age, high five each other...are you done??? BACK TO ME...
I can't explain how scary this book was...there were rooms.. kind of a monopoly game from hell if you will. Anyone who knows me knows I am a weenie..I can barely get through episode of WALKING DEAD.....However, the writing is so damn good and the book puts you right in there...which was not a good thing for me but whatever.
The next morning after no sleep, I read J.A. Konrath's intro (always go straight to the book)...to find out...hope your sitting...this is the LAST OF MY JACK DANIELS ...how in the hell did I miss that?? HOW??!!! Dare I say, I teared up?? I blame exhaustion, however I was seriously bummed.
There was also a interview between the two authors at the the end. They discussed how they wrote for each OTHER'S characters...heck if I knew...everything flowed so perfectly.....
To those who have not read any of these books, I advise ,"Whiskey Sour" to start....or you will be lost and emailing me all kinds of questions that I don't want to make time to answer...lalalalalala...
So, in my conclusion..Mr. Konrath- Thank you for writing such a fantastic series. They were funny , scary and uplifting...as I near 40 it was a breathe of fresh air to see a gal who has got it together (mostly) and it still a bad ass... I thank you for your books when I went through my 1st (better be only) major surgery of my existence...they took the stress and anxiety away from reality....
Also, get on your knee's and praise your wife for helping you...she had to..if not, then your the only straight man in the world who seriously knows how women work.
Mr. Crouch- I have downloaded the first in your "Luther" series...I am scared to read it...your writing is fantastic and frightening and slightly realistic....if I lose any sleep due to your terror I will fax you a list of my kid's practices.... you'll be taking them....more
I received this book from the author himself...Phil Stern. Summary sounded interesting...then I saw the cover. Anyone who reads my blog knows what a cover whore I am....Now once you read the book you'll understand the cover...but first impressions made me say, " What in the HELL???"...
I know....I know....it's not what you think Ladies...it's not.
The book is about a group of friends who met in College...this is the 90's generation. In fact..these folks are exactly my age now, and back then. The main character Steve wants to write a ,"Big Chill" of the 90's so to speak. He contacts all the folks via phone and email and ask them to document their stories. It's interesting as they never get together as adults but they all document their own take on how life was.
The whole story leads up to ,"That night"...through 75% of the book, I was coming up with what ,"That night" would unfold...murder? Affairs?? Suicide?? WHAT?? It is clear that whatever happened ended the groups friendships completely.
The book was well written, and held my attention. No aliens, sparkly vampires (gross- again- gross)...furry night creatures or secret agents. The book gave each characters story and view regarding the main event that ended everything. I loved how the description from each character was perceived differently from the next. Example. First character would say something like, " I came in and said hello". Then the next character's summary would describe the first character as walking in the house and saying, " He came in and said what the F are you doing here!???". Shows every one's perception and you just can't figure out whose is correct.
After I finished book at 6 this morning, yep, you read that right, I was mad.
First of all, I can give you a name of folks I knew that could fit every character in this book. I saw myself in there too- I won't tell who...but I did. I was mad at my generation. Really, what have we done?? I don't feel like we were anything grand. I feel like we were the group that was told continuously , do whatever you have to be happy, do it. Bored with your spouse? Get out Job is boring? Quit. You deserve to be happy.
Life is messy ,confusing and damn boring. We are kids of the Baby Boomer generation (again, if I have to hear one more Baby Boomer praise themselves for this I may vomit). The Baby Boomers, who took out leases on their cars, bought cloths and houses they could never afford all in the sake of screaming, "LOOK AT ME!! I can keep up with the Jones's!"...harsh? Yeah...true? Definitely. We were the initial latch key kids.
I think our gen x crowd grew up to be the ,"what now?? " generation.
Now, getting back to why I was mad after this book. During the days when I had these friends I thought it was good. I probably have romanticized the friendships over the last 20 yrs or so. However, do I see these people? Nope. Do I miss them?? Nope. This book brought back why. I don't miss the cattiness of the girls, the stupidity of the boys and the constant drama that was created basically because at that age we all felt so entitled. It's embarrassing to think back to that point..did I have fun?? Well, yes..but not all the time.
There is a character who had the most pathetic catholic parents. I was laughing out loud!! I went to catholic school- 10 yrs. My Dad was raised catholic, denied Catholicism but as all recovering catholics..the fear was always there. My Mom- new age, gravitated to what ever religion told her what she wanted to hear . I didn't have the catholic pressure at home...but at school..that was another thing. Now, I did have friends who had these parents...names not mentioned, but one Madonna music cassette (infants- look it up) Like a Virgin- got tossed in the trash compactor by God fearing parent in 7th grade....So I felt the character's frustration and the need to rebel against it.
None the less, this was a great book. I am anxious to hear what other's think. ...more
So, I have been reading a lot. Just finished Wally Lamb's book," The Hour I First Believed." If you haven't read this..beware--not an upper. I would review this fantastic, well written book...but I am depressed enough.
In my state of despair I came along Jason Krumbine's,"One Stiletto in the Grave." Jason is on my twitter list, which I still am completely clueless how Twitter works, but it's apparently legal to stalk Mike Rowe via Twitter....hmmm....wait...BACK TO ME!
Jason posted that this particular book was free that day...Free?? Because thanks to Xmas I need free. How in the hell can I keep my 5 book a week habit up during this hideous time??
Hallllo!! Great cover!
This book is the first in (hopefully) a long series. Avery and Brooke Graves are reapers and sisters--think of bounty hunters for the dead. They deliver the dead where they got to go and pick up their paycheck at the end. Avery is the stable, organized sister, and Brooke has a frat boy mentality who happens to be built like a supermodel. Now, some of you may say (especially you Martha Stewart & PTA wanna be's) that Brooke is trashy and needs to put some time in with Sr. Joanne for some serious repentance...whatever.
I had friends like Brooke--in fact, I still have one. She has simmered down since our college age days but whoa Nellie! She could make a biker blush. Double standard to think that boys who behave like this are just young and silly, while girls are slutty with low self esteems.... AAAK...sounding like Jesus..aka Oprah..off my soapbox.
The girls get in trouble with some bad guys- CAN'T SAY ANYMORE.....howeverrrrr.. Avery has a ER Doc boyfriend who I find boring and sedate. There is another reaper that hopefully will be more of a distraction in the future. Brooke does have a ex-boyfriend who seems a little creepy...crawl out of your skin type. For those 80's kids, remember Herb Tarlic from WKRP?? That is who I think of when I think of this gentleman. She also has a very out of control sex drive and manages to spend time with this creeper (shout out to my teens..look at Mom usin the lingo!). This book is fun, dialogue is sharp. Both characters and storyline are original. Like J.A Konrath, I have to constantly remind myself a MAN wrote this.
So to you book snobs--you know who you are (especially that group who booted me out 10 yrs ago for asking the innocent question, " Christ...does every book we read have to describe a English garden for 100 pages? Shoot me now.") lighten up. There are fun books that are also well written, so give it a whirl...more
Now, I know the MANY readers I have saw the title of this book and said, "Oh $%#, it's a running book..".
If you know me at all, you know I force myself to run the minimum amount I have to. I hate marathoners. The egos. Like it's a sport..me, myself and I.
Nonetheless, years ago I found this book in hopes it would motivate me to move my butt off couch...you may call it by the title, I refer to it as THE BIBLE...
I am convinced Dawn Dais and I are related, somehow, somewhere. This is not a how to, or conquer your fears book. Oh no..this is a, " I signed up for something so far fetched and I am hating every minute of it...you will all suffer with my constant whining and complaints..".
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I have given it as birthday gifts, bridesmaids gifts and just because you're one of the few I don't want to punch in the face gift.
Here is the Amazon description:
'Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon.
The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the finish line nonetheless. It opens with a realistic training schedule and is chock-full of how-to's, quizzes, and funny observations, which Dais felt were lacking in the guides she had consulted.
The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women also integrates entries from Dias' journal, sharing everything would-be marathoners need to know about the gear, the blisters, the early morning workouts, the late-night carb binges, and — most important of all — the amazing rewards.
Anyone can do a marathon. This book just makes the experience a little more bearable and a lot more fun.'
Gah!! Even this sounds like a gross self help book. Look, if you never want to run or get your own beer don't turn away. This book is hysterical, I am talking wake the house up laughing hysterical.
Out of nowhere Dawn signs up for a marathon in Hawaii. She has fantasies of jogging like she is on Baywatch. . .and pineapple drinks are waiting for her at the finish line.
She hides nothing, folks. The hate, the anger, the resentment. . .this is just her feelings about her running group. The marathon itself?? Whole other nightmare entirely. Reading through the Amazon reviews, some are just mean. Keep in mind, the mean reviews? THEY ARE ALL FROM RUNNERS. Another issue? Marathoners tend to have the personalities of dry bark..ahhh gripe all you want , not my fault you think running is a straight line for 26.2 miles is a thrill..yawn.
Here is a quotation I found from Dawn on Goodreads:
“Even though I can’t tell others whether they should chase their marathon dreams, I highly recommend they do something completely out of character, something they never in a million years thought they’d do, something they may fail miserably at. Because sometimes the places where you end up finding your true self are the places you never thought to look. That, and I don’t want to be the only one who sucks at something.”
First, the positives: I liked David. There is some sickness in me that enjoys a more sullen, slightly burnt-out-on-life character. It helps if he looks like George Clooney of course!
I enjoyed the fact that he was on “suspension” from Scotland Yard. I won’t spoil why, but it was an intriguing tale.
The age difference was a positive and negative for me. I am assuming there was a good 20 years between Grace and David. David was introduced to women his age, but he was attracted to Grace.
The positive of this was not based on age; he just liked her.
The negative of this was that Grace seemed to act like she was 40 years younger than David, which became slightly irritating. There was one scene where the main characters started , uh, becoming …friendly? At one point Grace senses David is breathing too hard and panics that he is having a heart attack. It was almost as if the man had one foot in the bedroom and the other in a hospice facility.
My main problem, and it was mine and mine alone, was Grace. Reading other reviews, folks LOVE her…LOVE her. I wanted to strangle her, at least in the beginning.
She reminded me of Marilyn Monroe, or at least the idea of what Marilyn Monroe personified--sweet, kind, naive and utterly stupid.
She got on my nerves. Yes, she was hot, young and all of the above. My number one irritation? She thought David was a GOD. She bragged about him to anyone who would listen, like a child brags about her dad.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this is all for a reason and later in the book it all comes together.
This is a fun mystery, definitely light. It is well written, dialogue is snappy , characters are interesting.
Chances are you’re a nicer person than me ,so you will probably find Grace enduring and sweet.
For you bodice ripping, swashbuckling, smoochy lovers, there is a little, not a lot. I’m sure you can use your imaginations to fill in the blanks if needed.
Read the book. I would love to hear what you think....more
‘The Cinderella Blues (Thuh Sin'-dur-rel'-uh Bluze)n. 1.The phenomena whereby otherwise intelligent, capable, successful professional women are convinced they need rescuing by a prince’ (Amazon Description- not much, I know)'
This story contains no sparkly vampires or over muscled alpha werewolves. Mind readers need not apply.
In all my years, I have NEVER used this description. This book was a delight.
Kat is a 30 yr old who has what I consider Cinderella Syndrome. She believed Disney was telling her how life would work. Wait and prince charming shows up. You know the drill. For the next 50+ years every moment will be a love fest of such grand proportion you shall have no worries from this day on.
You just have to suffer till he shows.
This woman gets in car accidents constantly due to her wandering imagination. These daydreams go from Swashbuckling Pirates to James Bond…and reality sneaks in, and it is FUNNY.
Her bus trips alone are hysterical and sadly familiar.
She invests time in her attractive boss.
There are some interesting family dynamics, and the possibility of a ghost.
The story was a little slow to start, but hang in there. There are some serious LOL moments…lots of fun in this one....more
I have had this on my kindle for months. I am a severe cult member of J.A. Konrath's Jack Daniels series. Mr. Crouch has occasionally joined in on this series. In fact, my favorite books in the series are the Konrath/Crouch books.
I notice that these these books tend to be slightly scarier. I am a closeted pansy. I admit it. Vampires, zombies, ghosts and ghouls, bring 'em. Serial murderers? Stay behind the yellow line...preferably behind bars in a far away country.
If you are a reader of class and refinement such as I, you would know how terrifying Crouch's Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite character is..
This book was recommended to me by Steven Konkoly , author of The Jarkarta Pandemic. Loved his book so I gave it a whirl.
On Monday night, I started the book. At 1:30am I forced myself to put it down. I had to get up at 5 AM. After snapping at anything with a pulse due to lack of sleep, I continued to read through breakfast, bus stop and lunch. I was glued.
Something has occurred to cause folks to become killing machines--looting, killing and all kinds of terror. I want to just spill out what happened...but I CAN'T. The story follows a family who is running for their lives, literally.
For the squeamish--well, it's bad. It is. Honestly, I probably fell asleep around 2am as I lay in bed wondering what every noise was.
Here is where Crouch redeems himself and keeps wimps like me going. This family is fairly normal .They are not superheros. Dad isn't John McClane from Die Hard. I was uncomfortable reading scenes where the family has gone without food for 5 days. When the kids are crying from being cold and tired it is brutal. This book is written in such a way you feel as though you are there.
When bad guys show up it is a adrenaline rush. When the family is separated it is brutal. The constant unknown is terrifying. There were a couple times I had to put kindle down and get a breather. It's that unsettling.
To those who are convinced only a sparkly vampire can give you an adrenaline rush, then I don't ask, I demand, put it down and read this. Right now.
I could go on but I am convinced I would ruin this for all. This is a book that I will definitely stay with me for a while.
Idol Hands...what can you say? At first it looks like a silly Bridget Jones story: some adult woman had a fling as a kid with a New Kid on the Block type. She is stuck in a boring marriage..blah..blah.
One night, she is watching some documentary on the boy band. She hears her old boyfriend say he had always loved her. Off she goes, four hundred bucks in hand, ditching her husband and heading across country to find what she assumes is love of her life.
The woman is a compete narcissist .The book is written in journal form. I completely made the assumpton that she was a goofy, immature, Tigerbeat-magazine-loving nitwit. I rolled my eyes so many times I'm amazed I could close them to sleep.
I had to hang in there to see what happened.
Somewhere in the middle, this book takes such a extreme turn, it is jaw dropping. I can't say much more as it would give all away, but I am begging, pleading for someone to read this book and discuss. I finished this a couple weeks ago, and I am still thinking about it. Dare I admit, I even emailed the author with a "Holy $$%&! What was that?"
This book was amazing. It will stay with you for a while. Read it. . .now.
Now, you prudish folks out there--I know the cover is slightly...off putting. But hear me out. I like this man's writing. No one was more thrown off than moi over this. I am not a good romance reader. I usually resort to Jr. High snickering.
HEY!! Look at me, not at the cover!
I can calm your fragile senses by telling you this book does not contain any swashbuckling pirates or chippendale superhero's. I find the cover slightly misleading, although the model is very photogenic. I have never been so blasted happy to own a Kindle. I would have died 1000 deaths if FireDaddy saw this. Why you ask? Would he be jealous? No. Would he think I was some whoring tramp? (He wishes) No. He would make fun of me until I cried that's why!!! I had to make sure not to gaze upon it too long. I did check to make sure that I was reading the correct book...it happens...you never know when a computer glich could cause your Kindle books to get covers mixed up...ahem...yes. So periodically check your cover and make sure your reading the right book! Check it a few times. I am nothing if not thorough.
This book was fun--just what I needed to get me through Xmas Eve!!! I read it in one night. I know, I know...she's a Marshall, he's a prisoner that she has to escort to Miami. The plane ride goes wrong, and for reasons I CAN'T DISCUSS they have to run. It slightly reminded me of my favorite Clooney movie. The one where he is the prisoner and Lopez is the cop? This book has lots of action, panicky moments and smoochiness for you sickos...but not overkill. I appreciate writers who can write a smoochy scene without making the reader feel like they are voyeurs.
So if you are a book snob and hiss when you look at cover...uummm stop looking. BACK TO ME! Then load up your Kindle. No one will see it. Tell them your reading War and Peace.
I believe I read something about a possible sequel, or maybe I am hoping for one??...more
Now this was a fun book! Kayla McKenna is an assassin for the CIA. Operation goes wrong. She is asked to take early retirement. Kayla can't remember wNow this was a fun book! Kayla McKenna is an assassin for the CIA. Operation goes wrong. She is asked to take early retirement. Kayla can't remember what happened as she was shot and found with nothing but a bullet hole and expensive necklace (there's worse ways to go right?).
Her Dad was murdered by terrorists, Mom is an online shopping junkie and brothers are all cops. She also has them all convinced she is an IT specialist and that's it. She grew up with a sense of right and wrong--no in between. Considering I was voted most likely to pull the trigger without remorse by a group of friends, I understand how she thinks. She gets a lovely severance check that she doesn't cash as she knows something is just not right.
She goes on to meet a nice stable man and remembers one who wasn't so stable. He had a lot to do with her career failure. I realize this may sound like a Lifetime movie special but it's not. This was fun. Well written and fun....more
I just read a wonderful series by H.T. Night called, Vampire Love Story Books. H.T. Night is the brother of J.R. Rain. Hold on! I knew you saw the worI just read a wonderful series by H.T. Night called, Vampire Love Story Books. H.T. Night is the brother of J.R. Rain. Hold on! I knew you saw the word Vampire...GET BACK HERE!! I know...I KNOW. However, these were different......
Josiah is a kid who gets attacked- becomes a vampire. He has lost his family and is living with his buddy who is a fellow MMA fighter. There are werewolves and all kinds of violence and mayhem. For you smoochy lovers, there is romance for you, too. These books are classified as "paranormal romance.” Aaack! The romance is not overkill. I did not throw down the kindle screeching, "OH COME ON!!!" There is actual strategy to their battles. You learn what makes the characters tick...good and bad. I read these in 2 days. They are that addictive. I especially enjoyed the fact that there were folks that were of the supernatural nature and were not happy about it. Gave the characters a little humanity. (Did that even make sense?) I wish these were classified as straight paranormal. When books are listed as romance, I know I tend to think for the ladies only. Both men and women would like these books.
Is it wrong that I like romance written by men more than women lately?? ...more
I needed this book like diabetic needs insulin. The timing for it was fantastic. I always thought I would be in a profession that kept me physical and made a difference. Even though I love my co-workers, ending up in a office is the last place I would have ever imagined myself to be. I have a princess schedule. I work 5-6 hours a day, and it has a tendency to feel like 12. I certainly don't hate it , but being in a office is so far from where I should be. It works for what I need to do for now.
I'm not going to lie, I have thought,"Well, I'm 38. That ship has sailed. I have 3 kids. Woe is me." Then I read Suzie Ivy's memoir. Holy cow!! It's not too late, folks. You just have to want it, and tell your family to get over it. You're doing it.
Suzie was nothing if not honest. This wasn't a woman who came into the academy, guns blazing (the scene where she screamed after shooting a gun..HAHAHAHA!!). The physical tests she had to endure were unbelievable. I found her age to be a bonus; only someone in her forties would laugh when a police instructor (Drill Sergent) is screaming a insult regarding her hair. It was funny, but boy, did she pay. I would have laughed too.
I couldn't believe Suzie's ability to keep her temper in check. There were moments where some folks sounded like smart mouthed teenage girls.
The police procedure was interesting also. My husband said it was similar to fire academy, as I had to read some of this to him due to the fact he will not read one blasted book.
There were very touching moments regarding her family and one of her fellow cadets.
I am not one who usually reads memoirs as I tend to choose escapism (murder, zombies, healthy stuff), but this was a great read.
Now boys...I know it's pink, and I know it looks girly, but load it on your Kindle or smarty pants phones and no one will ever know. This is a book everyone will enjoy.
Even though Suzie routinely states that she came in last in many of the physical tests, in my mind she came out first. Honestly, she kind of puts Wonder Woman to shame.
Book #2 comes out soon. I believe she said it is about her first year at the police station. Look for it. ...more
Izzy, as stated in my previous Spellman review, is the middle kid in a family PI business. Older brother has gone from golden child to non-existent boring dad; youngest sibling, Rae, is in college and a severe pain in the neck (and still rocking the orange jumpsuit when needed). Her parents are still off, and her grandma is moving in. Izzy is determined to avoid her home with Henry at all costs and has a eclectic client base that would drive anyone to drink.
The Henry situation made me a little sad; his mother, Gertrude, made me remember why my grandma always advised me to marry someone whose parents have already died.
I loved this book; how many series can you say that about (except J.A. Konrath)? In some ways, Izzy has grown up; in some ways she has stayed the same.
These books are pricey, but I had no problem clicking "buy".
Start at #1- The Spellman Files.
My only concern after finishing this book is will there be another Miss Lutz???...more
It's the Wild West meets Walking Dead. It's non-stop action. I had no clue a book could provide the same thrill as watching people run from these...creatures. I found myself yelling, "Run you stupid boy!!"..It is that exciting.
The ,"fiery-red cowgirl" is a Zombie killer so to speak. She has lost everything and unique abilities that keep her alive. The Cowboy teams up with her, not for the right reasons, and further characters join.
Serious excitement folks. I read well into the morn (look at me! Home on the range lingo!)..through breakfast, through dinner. Done. Done...to only find out there is not a number 2 out yet. FireDaddy breathes a sigh of relief.
For you Smoochy Swashbuckling Pirate peeps, there is romance, but not so much that your thanking Sweet Jesus you have a kindle.
Again, what is my #1 commandment???? "I shall invest in decent cover shall I ever want anyone besides my Mom to read my book".
If you are fortunate to have a spouse who reads ( I am not- yet he cleans so whatever) this is a book all shall enjoy. Kids? Your discretion. I am the worst Mother in the world and frankly if the 10 yr old reads anything I am thrilled...so leave that hall light on, they'll need it.
I started this book not knowing what I was getting into. Honestly, I thought it was a ”Sex in the City” from the 60’s to 80’s. What surprised me most? This was a smart story that has it all. Each woman represents a type from that era. There is the girl who goes to college to find a husband, the loud liberal feminist, the girl who wants to be the boss in a man’s world, only to go about it in a negative manner. Then there is Owen. I imagine Owen as a schmucky George Clooney . He is a complete womanizer, yet he is an integral part in this story. There is quite a bit of history in this story. Each chapter begins with a timetable of events that occurred in the year of these women’s lives. The love scenes definitely descriptive, but they don’t overwhelm the story. I enjoyed this book so much that I turned around and bought #1,2,3 and 5 of the series. There is no reason to read them in order as each book represents a different era in history...more
Tasmyn is a teen that can read minds. Her parents are kind, however, they constantly worry about her ”special trait” being discovered. Their fears range from not fitting in at high school to the government using her for her abilities.
Similar story line as expected from a YA novel. Outcast meets THE BOY, the mean girl is the MEAN girl. Here is where this novel is different. This girl isn’t supermodel pretty…she seems average. She is klutzy, doesn’t cause kids in the lunchroom to go silent with her athletic gifts or charisma.
The BOY likes her. He catches her reading his mind so she confesses her gift. The MEAN girl has specific reasons for her actions…and she is a fun villain to read about.
The only problem I had with the book was the language. I know I am ancient and it has been 10 years since I was in high school (ummmm 102), but boys weren’t as thoughtful nor were they as understanding as her boyfriend. The main characters spoke and behaved more like adults than teens. Again, maybe I hung out with the wrong crowd.
I give kudos to Ms. Kandle for writing a clean YA paranormal without boring me to tears. I didn’t even notice the lack of foul language or teenage sex. She managed this without coming across like an after school special.
The story was humorous, sweet, romantic and sometimes frightening. I would be comfortable recommending this to my 13 year old child or to my 45 year old friend.
Looking forward to seeing what #2 in series will bring...more
Notice the cover..C.S. Kunkle illustrated. Again, for those who have been living under a rock, the cover is everything. I actually bought Ann's first book in the series because of the fantastic cover. I loved it! I can't begin to tell you how many books I have turned down due to the hideous covers..spend the money if ,unlike Ann, you don't have a professional artist in your family. Who probably charged her- but let's hope she got a great deal..brothers, you never know.
This is #3 in the series. The same characters are back..vile Ray, and I mean VILE. Her best friend Natalie (ohhhh....I can't say anything...aaaak), the family and of course Doc...
This book was just as great as the last two. It doesn't feel like three separate stories, but a continuing story. I can't decide which of the three is my favorite. I'll just say, questions are answered.
Violet is involved in a whole new mess. I don't think the woman will ever attract a normal client; this one makes the last two from previous books look tame. Money is money, and it is hysterical to see how far she is willing to go in order to earn a commission. She and Doc are doing well, though she continues to drive everyone insane by keeping the relationship a secret from Natalie. Natalie is still on the hunt for Doc and is clueless about what is really going on. Maddening! I can say no more, except do begin with,' Nearly Departed in Deadwood', the first in the series; otherwise you'll be lost.