Gone Girl was very well written, and pulled me in from page 1. It is equal parts suspense/thriller, mystery, and literary fiction. The characters areGone Girl was very well written, and pulled me in from page 1. It is equal parts suspense/thriller, mystery, and literary fiction. The characters are finely drawn, and you have empathy for all of them... to a point. I don't write spoilers so I will just say the ending is a bit of a....shock? Letdown? Reality moment? You choose.
Definitely worth the time. Gillian Flynn is an awesome writer. ...more
Santa Barbara Detective Quinn Anderson is faced with solving a puzzling crime where none of the pieces fit.
A killer stalks and methodically kills men,Santa Barbara Detective Quinn Anderson is faced with solving a puzzling crime where none of the pieces fit.
A killer stalks and methodically kills men, appearing to pick victims randomly. Logic is upended as evidence points toward a woman as the killer. When Anderson's long-time partner dies of an apparent heart attack during the investigation, Anderson suspects his partner's girlfriend, Alisha Telford, especially after she disappears. But could she possibly have pulled off the other brutal murders?
With his new partner, feisty Latina detective Rita Jaramillo, he follows the clues to a small, Northern California town, where the ugly secrets of the seemingly tranquil Chapel Grace slowly spill out. When Anderson's girlfriend disappears at the same time two more people are savagely murdered, he realizes that the crimes could not be the work of one person. Only by piecing together Alisha Telford's traumatic childhood does he discover the truth about the killers, and the motivation behind the murders.
Twisted Sister, the second book in the Sisters of Sin series, brings a whole new meaning to "family ties."
Review of the Print Edition:
"In this solid sequel to Sisterwife, Roberts brings back Kelsey Waite, a single Mormon mom, and her daughter, Tia, who are happily living as a family with the Santa Barbara PD's Quinn Anderson. Soon, however, Alisha Telford, with whom Kelsey has founded the support group Women Against Violence, is questioned about the murder of someone who molested Alisha when she was a teen. Joe, Alisha's boyfriend and Quinn's partner, dies suddenly of a heart attack, and Alisha disappears soon after. The murders of people linked to Alisha pile up, and Kelsey is drawn into the killer's web. With new partner Rita Jaramillo and FBI Agent Lexi Richards, Quinn rushes to solve a sordid mystery where twists on gender are part of the murderer's M.O. Although some turns are predictable, Roberts pulls off a thought-provoking puzzler. (Oct.) -- Publishers Weekly...more
A woman with implicit faith in the teachings of her religion, Cassie Clark finds her sheltered world decimated when her loving husband and two young cA woman with implicit faith in the teachings of her religion, Cassie Clark finds her sheltered world decimated when her loving husband and two young children are killed in a fiery automobile accident. She is thrown free of the wreck, but critically injured. As she heals, she is torn between the relief she feels knowing her children are in the Celestial Kingdom with her husband, awaiting her eventual return to them, and intense anger at God for destroying her life and her family.
She is forced to come to terms with her estranged mother, reconcile her now cold and distant in-laws, and worst of all, visions that seem to replay the accident. When they take a different course, she is forced to turn to Raymond Nez, a member of the Navajo Nation and tribal police, and Cassie’s childhood sweetheart.
Cassie’s visions take her into the fourth world, where danger lurks, and she may not come out whole, if she comes out at all. ...more