Saturday, January 31, 2009

6 -- Echo Park

Author: Michael Connelly
Date finished: 01/31/2009
My thoughts: I love Connelly's Harry Bosch novels and this one didn't disappoint. A case from 1993 that Bosch never solved comes back into play when a serial killer takes credit for the murder. Harry is called in to take the killer's confession and learns that a clue he and his partner might have missed could have prevented the subsequent murders. Connelly creates suspense right up to the final conclusion. Just the right amount of romance (a teeny tiny bit) thrown in for good measure.

5 Stars

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

5 - Last Kiss Goodbye

Author: Rita Heron
Finished: 01/27/09
My thoughts: This book is a Harlequin Romance and as such was okay. I wanted to read it because it was set in Appalachia. It is what it is.

2 Stars

Friday, January 23, 2009

4 -- The Skin Gods

Author: Robert Montanari
finished: 01/22/09
My thoughts: Well, my first thought was that I'd never finish this book. It seemed like it took me for EVER to get into and then another 2 or 3 days to finish. I think that since it took so long, I got confused on some of the plot lines and clues. I did pick up on the police connection, but not completely. Anyway, this was a good book, and I'll probably try another by this author.

4 stars

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I've decided to join the Read your Name Challenge using my full name

M --
I --
Crosscut by Meg Gardiner
H --
Echo Park by Michael Connelly
Last Kiss Goodbye by Rita Herron
L --
E --

I'll also join the What's in a name-2 Challenge.

"Time of day"



"Building" Sleeping at the Starlite Motel by Baily White

"Medical Condition"

"Body Part"
The Skin Gods by Robert Montanari

Now to decide on books to read to help me complete these challenges.
Check back for updates!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

3 -- Sacred

Author: Dennis Lehane
Finished: 01/12/2009
My thoughts: I loved Mystic River and Shutter Island and this book didn't disappoint. It features two private detectives from Boston and is evidently the 3rd book in the series. I'll more than likely look for others featuring Genarro and Kenzie.

31/2 stars

Thursday, January 8, 2009

2 -- The Sleeping Doll

Author: Jeffery Deaver
Finished: 01/08/2009
My thoughts: I didn't realize that Jeffery Deaver had a 'character' other than Lincoln Rhyme, but I think I like Kathryn Dance a little bit better. It may be because I haven't read a Lincoln Rhyme book in awhile or it may be that I like female lead characters more. That being said, this was a good read overall. My only complaint is that there may have been a couple of twists and turns too many for the book to be believable. Recommended.

31/2 stars

Sunday, January 4, 2009

1 -- The Woman Next Door

Author: Barbara Delinsky
Finished: 01/02/09
My thoughts: I liked this more than most by this author. About 3 married couples and a widower all living in a quiet suburban neighborhood. Told alternately through different point of views, this book pulled me in. One couple is having trouble conceiving. Another couple's marriage is threatened by the husband's philandering. The third couple has a strong, but unconventional marriage. When the wives learn that the widow next door is pregnant, all sorts of speculating begins.

3 stars