Some books I read recently and enjoyed:
Deeper Than Dead by Tami Hoag. I don’t normally like to read a book set in the past but in a time period that’s within my own lifetime, but hey, it’s Tami Hoag and she explains why she did it. Well written suspense, as always. I sure didn’t have the villain figured out before the cops did. This is why readers will read anything a really good author writes. They don’t let you down. If you haven’t read Hoag’s Kill the Messenger, I highly recommend it.
Bleedout by Joan Brady. What a good book! Exceptionally well written and plotted. Straight suspense. Exceptional characterization. I must read more by her! This book deserved every bit of praise it received. I suspected one of the characters who turned out to be one of the villains, (except I couldn’t figure out the how of it) but I sure didn’t see the other one coming, even though in retrospect, there were enough clues. But hey, not even the main character had a clue before I did, so I don’t feel so bad. This is a book that says “Gotcha!” to me. Brilliant.
Seven Mile Beach by Tom Gilling. Read this only if you enjoy books with inconclusive endings. I was rolling along caught up in the story and turned to the next page only to realize there was no next page. I prefer books who tie everything up in a nice neat bow for me, so an otherwise enjoyable read was spoiled by a frustrating ending.
I won’t tell you how many books I removed from the library shelves recently and two that I even renewed, none of which I finished. Boring. Stupid. Or just plain, “what is this book about?” questions after fifty or more pages. Life is too short to read bad books.