Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week Thirteen - 39 To Go

After a slow start, C.J. Box ties it altogether. All of the characters are here, leaving the possibility of tangential stories. Although it took awhile for Nate to appear, his presence as always added to the suspense.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week Twelve - 40 To Go

In Paul Mosier’s debut middle grade venture, he contrasts light moments with dark moments while providing moments that will bring a catch to your throat. Due to family circumstances, Rydr, the main character, becomes immersed in poetry as she makes her way by Amtrak to Chicago.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week Eleven - 41 To Go

If as a reader you crave suspense, this stand-alone novel by Bill Pronzini is for you. While the point of view changes from chapter to chapter, this multiple perspective provide the narrative with punch as well as red herrings.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week Ten - 42 To Go

Set in a mining site in the Australian outback, a deranged soldier from Afghanistan provides a convincing red herring. Gratuitous darkness and violence might put some readers off. While difficult to get into, the strong female character, Harriet “Harry” Jupiter Blue, makes finishing the book worthwhile.