Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
Portland detective Archie Sheridan, the former head of the Beauty Killer Task Force, hunted Gretchen Lowell for years before she kidnapped him, tortured him, and then let him go. Now that she is behind bars, Archie is finally piecing his life back together. He’s returned home to his ex-wife and their two children. But no matter how hard Archie tries, he just can’t stop thinking about Gretchen…
When the body of a young woman is discovered in Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the first corpse he discovered there a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer’s first victim, and Archie’s first case. Then, the unthinkable happens: Gretchen escapes from prison, and once the news breaks, all of Portland goes on high alert…but secretly, Archie is relieved. He knows he’s the only one who can capture Gretchen—and now he has a plan to get out from under her thumb once and for all. Even if it means becoming her last victim.
This book is a great thriller. Its addictive and you want more. It was very hard to put this book down to get some chores done. I have not read the first book in this series but will make sure to get it and definitely will have to read the third book in this series.
If you like a good thriller with many twists and turns then this is one book you need to read.
Chelsea Cain lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, Washington, where the infamous Green River killer was "the boogeyman" of her youth. Her first novel featuring Detective Archie Sheridan and killer Gretchen Lowell, Heartsick, was a New York Times bestseller. Also the author of Confessions of a Teenage Sleuth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, several nonfiction titles, and a weekly column in The Oregonian, Chelsea Cain lives in Portland with her family. Visit her online at www.chelseacain.com.
Pub. Date: September 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 338pp
Series: Gretchen Lowell Series, #2
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
13-year-old Kyra rebels against her close-knit, cult-like polygamist community when she is ordered to marry her 60-year-old uncle, who already has six wives.
This book touched my heart. It is an emotional, heartbreaking story of Kyra, a teenage girl who will break away from the cult after she finds out she will become the 7th wife of her uncle. Kyra will be beaten and has a lot to go through before she is finally able to leave.
This story will stay with me for a very long time.
CAROL LYNCH WILLIAMS, a four-time winner of the Utah Original Writing Competition and winner of Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award, grew up in Florida but now lives in Utah with her husband and seven children. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and helped develop the conference on Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers at Brigham Young University
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (May 12, 2009)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it’s Lucy’s turn to step up and help out—in the name of love.
Plus, her rent is due.
Here’s the problem: Lucy doesn’t have the knack for matchmaking. According to family legend, every Valentine has been blessed by Cupid with the ability to read “auras” and pair up perfect couples. But not Lucy. Her skills were zapped away years ago in an electrical surge, and now all she can do is find lost objects. What good is that in the matchmaking world? You’d be surprised. In a city like Boston, everyone’s looking for something. So when Lucy locates a missing wedding ring—on a dead body—she asks the sexy private eye who lives upstairs to help her solve the perfect crime. And who knows? Maybe she’ll find the perfect love while she’s at it…
This book is a quick fun read. This novel was delightful from start to end. It held my attention to the last page. Well written and charming. Wonderful chick lit, part romance, mystery and humor.
This is the first book in the new Lucy Valentine series by Heather Webber and I am trying to wait patiently for the next book in this series to come out.