Thursday, September 23, 2010

To Account for Murder

To Account for Murder

I received this book through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program. William Whitbeck’s novel To Account for Murder, is a wonderful, page-turning read.  The novel, based on the true 1945 gang murder of Senator  Warren G. Hooper, reads as a very appealing piece of fiction.  Corruption, sex, murder, and politics all combine to make a mesmerizing piece of literature.  I literally could not put this book down, and had to stay up half the night in order to finish, all the way to the terrific twist, and very satisfying ending. Very well done!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Wake of Forgiveness

I had the opportunity to read "The Wake of Forgiveness" by Bruce Machart, as a part of Barnes & Noble's First Look program.  As much as I wanted to enjoy reading this book, I had a very hard time reading it.  I did not form a connection with any of the characters.  If I cannot form any connection to them, I have a difficult time with the book.  Every time I tried to pick up TWoF to read, I found that I couldn't.  Perhaps it just was not the time for me to read this book.   I will try again, at some point.

Eternal On The Water

I was privileged to have read Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger, as a First Look Book with the Barnes & Noble Book Club. I was not sure that I was going to enjoy the book, but I kept at it and was glad I did. Mary and Cobb are two teachers who meet while kayaking on the Allagash River in Maine. Monninger writes with terrific imagery, and is poignantly written and thought provoking.

Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver has written a terrific debut novel! She has a way of developing her characters in a very unique way. I sat down and did not get up from reading until I was finished! It will go back on my shelf to re-read soon!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Darkness, Take My Hand

Dennis Lehanes's thriller is a great story that will keep you up at night, an not just to finish reading!  A superb  cast of characters, and an absorbing plot make for terrific reading.  One not to miss!