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Two to draw too

Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels) - Faye Kellerman

"Murder 101" by Faye Kellerman was a entertaining who-done-it that will keep you reading with a smile on your face. The most desirable element of the book is the two main characters, Peter Decker and Tyler McAdams. Decker is retired Los Angeles Police Detective who has always pictured, he and his wife, living a much quieter way of living when he reached his sixties and with him still active in police work. Greenbury upstate New York is where they wound up with him going on calls to get cats down from trees and busting underage drinkers from one of the five colleges there. This was a simpler way of life, or at least he thought. The first thing that he had to get accustomed to was his new partner Tyler McAdams a graduate from Harvard who was given the job because of his dad's friendship with the local mayor. I could not get enough of the barbed give and take the two showered on each other. I really think they played well off each other and is my favorite part of the story.
The reason for going to work in Greenbury was too still be involved police work, but at a slower less dangerous degree. That did not last long when a simple grave robbery turns out to be anything but simple and safe.Following The money trail not only puts Decker in danger, but also his wife and partner not to mention the two suspects whom wind up dead.
I enjoyed the banter between the two main characters but the story became a little stalled at the end and I just thought it was lacking a little. The book was giving to me by the ReadingRoom and in no way influenced my review. 3 1/2 stars.

Douglas A. Thornley's Itouch

Why did she run?

One Step Too Far - Tina Seskis

You'll want to read "One Step Too Far" again after the first fun read. It is one of those books that you think you have figured out only to realize that you got it all wrong.
It's a very easy book to read, like running down hill, because it's written so well. You find out about the twin sisters Emily and Caroline and their complicated relationship that eventually changes many relationships. The novel begins with Emily starting off her new life with no husband and no son. Catherine which is Emily's new name, finds herself alone and afraid in a new place surrounded by a whole new group of acquaintances. With help of one of her new friends Angle, she learns to cope and land a new job along with her new life. But as things turn out Angle has just as much impact on the old Emily's life as she does on the new Catherine's. Emily can change her name, where she lives and her friends but in the end she is always running into herself.
Though the Reading Room gave me a copy of the novel to review it in no way did it influenced my opinion. 4 and a half stars.

 

Wild Ride

The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force, #10) - James Rollins

Thanks to The Reading Room for the chance to read The 6th Extinction by James Rollins, I received a wild ride with Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force. It all begins with the total destruction of a secret base and almost everyone in it, triggering the escape of a deadly engineered virus that is killing everything in its path and is spreading at an alarming rate.

The ride continues at a neck break pace that includes stops at several places that puts to shame Dr. Moreau's Island. From the Antartica to the edge of the darkest jungle wilderness. Sigma Force is led on a white knuckle search for the answer that could stop the extinction of almost all life on earth. They find secrets that only the likes of Charles Darwin and Admiral Richard Bird were privy too.

While I always like the novels of Rollins, this one is outstanding and may be his best yet. Though this was a book I received from The Reading Room for Review it in no way influenced my review.

Devil of a good time

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Horns - Joe Hill

I had one devil of a time reading HORNS by Joe Hill. The story was much more than I expected. There was humor, intrigue, murder, redemption, vengeance, romance, and a philosophical view of good vs. evil. Ig wakes up to find he has horns on his head and some strange abilities that he finds go with them. His family and friends are not sure that Ig is not guilty of the murder of a the much beloved Merrin Williams  and neither is Ig. The events that unfold from there are impossible to stop reading at that point. In the end it is a story with deep meaning and thoughts that I did not expect to find. I recommend this book, it makes you think long after the last page and is a lot of fun.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1130496647

Devil of a good time

Horns - Joe Hill

I had one devil of a time reading HORNS by Joe Hill. The story was much more than I expected. There was humor, intrigue, murder, redemption, vengeance, romance, and a philosophical view of good vs. evil. Ig wakes up to find he has horns on his head and some strange abilities that he finds go with them. His family and friends are not sure that Ig is not guilty of the murder of a the much beloved Merrin Williams  and neither is Ig. The events that unfold from there are impossible to stop reading at that point. In the end it is a story with deep meaning and thoughts that I did not expect to find. I recommend this book, it makes you think long after the last page and is a lot of fun.

Fun read

The Answer To Your Question - Paulette Bates Alden

The novel " The Answer to Your Question" by Paulette Alden, made up of alternating views from Inga and Jean, was a real pleasure to read. Getting to know the two main characters was interesting and their development was fun to watch. The feelings both have and develop towards Ben, Inga's son, was very different from each other at different times. The end was also unexpected and exciting also. This was a fun read that moved along very easily. I really loved it!

My Favorite

Replay - Ken Grimwood

this is without any doubt the best book I have ever read. I buy extra copies so I can lend them out to friends

My Favorite

Replay - Ken Grimwood

this is without any doubt the best book I have ever read. I buy extra copies so I can lend them out to friends