Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner

Special Agent Kimberly Quincy teams up with GBI Sal Martignetti to look into the disappearances of at least ten prostitutes. There is no evidence to warrant a task force and full investigation so Kimberly and Sal go at it alone after a possible witness comes forward with information. Soon, Kimberly and Sal find themselves chasing a serial killer who not only preys on prostitutes, but young boys as well.

I like all of Lisa Gardner's books and this one is no exception. However, the details about spiders in the book was really tough for me to read. Major creepy crawlies!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Dr. Katherine Dunne takes a two-month vacation in order to reconnect with her kids. Their relationship had been strained since losing her first husband (the children's father) and remarrying renowned defense attorney, Peter Carlyle. They embark on a sailing journey with her ex-brother in law, Jake Dunne. Soon after setting sail, things begin to go terribly wrong. The family must work together through one harrowing event to the next, fighting for their lives.

As with most of Patterson's newer books, Sail received a wide range of mixed reviews. While the writing may not be top notch, it is nonetheless an entertaining thrill ride that had me turning page after page. I couldn't put it down until it was done. I am always entertained by Patterson's books, which to me is the most important quality of reading.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Disturb Not the Dream by Paula Trachtman

Disturb Not the Dream opens as five year old Jessica Desmond wanders the families large seaside mansion in the Hamptons (1938) discovering the brutally murdered bodies of her family members one by one. 40 years later, Dr. Bradley, a prominent psychiatrist, and his family rent the seaside home for a summer getaway unaware of the horrors that took place there. Soon, the Bradley's presence triggers paranormal activity and the ghastly events of 1938 begin to unfold.

This book is twisted, disturbing, and at times shocking, but I could not avert my eyes.