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Disturbance by Jan Burke
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Jul 10, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, fbi-cops-pi-slueths, its-a-mystery, serial-thrillers-killers-and-chille
Read from July 01 to 08, 2011

I've been waiting for a while for a new book from Jan Burke (since 2008). While I do love Irene Kelly, I was incredibly intrigued her last book, The Messenger. I had sooo hoped for a sequel to this book, but I guess she had to appease the Irene Kelly fans since it has been almost 5 years since the last of that series.
Disturbance is a follow up to Bones. I liked that book and found Nick Parrish as disturbing and scary as serial killers go. I didn't care for him then and I still don't. Of course, why would I, he is a deranged serial killer after all. Who could say they liked him? What I mean is I didn't really care to read another story about him and felt the way it ended in Bones was enough for me. I found it too convienient the way everything ended in Disturbance, too perfect in a way and it just didn't appeal to me the way many of her other books have. Maybe I am ruined by her single trip down the paranormal road with The Messenger. Maybe I am just ruined by my current love of the paranormal and nothing else can quite satisfy. Nah, this one was just too predictable in a lot of ways for me.
I was excited in the beginning to get the book, but I couldn't stay focused on it. When I finally did focus in on it, I thought I might be getting hooked, but alas this did not happen and I turned my attention to another book also. This doesn't mean I didn't like the book, it just wasn't exactly what I had been hoping for, especially after waiting 3 yrs for a book and 5 for Irene Kelly. But this is only my opinion, it will not stop me from reading more of Jan Burke (seriously if I kept reading after the merry-go-round Liar, then I'm in for the long haul). She is a fave of mine and I am a fan to stay. So if you are also a fan, read the book and form your own opinion. It was a fun enough read and it was good to see Irene again. Didn't realize I had missed her so much.
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Reading Progress

07/03/2011 page 7 "been sooo excited about this book coming out, FINALLY a new Irene Kelly, and now I can't get myself to stick with it. I blame the fact that the new Karin Slaughter came in at the same time and I can't put it down!"
07/05/2011 page 35 "totally devoting attention to this book now, and I am hooked!"
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