Sunday, August 31, 2014

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

No Safe HouseNo Safe House by Linwood Barclay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Grace, a 14 year old girl is dating a waste of space named Stuart who comes from a crime family. One night he wanted to impress her he convinced her to break into a house of wealthy people in order to take a joy ride in the home owner's expensive car.

While they are sneaking around, Stuart handed Grace a gun and asks her to hold it for a minute while he does something. Just then a person rushes past and a gun goes off, apparently hitting Stuart.

Grace leaves as quickly as she can and calls a trusted friend before calling her father to help. This juvenile act sets off a series of events that even your wildest imagination would have problems coming up with.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.


View all my reviews

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold BloodIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a true account of a multiple murder in the late 1950's and the consequences. It was the first Capote book that I have read and I thought it was wonderfully done. Mr. Capote's research was thorough and it was quite a ride being able to get into the criminals' minds.

A good read.

View all my reviews

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a wonderfully written book. The surface story is about a group of parents of first year kindergarten children and how their lives intertwine. The underlying story of domestic violence is so well researched and written that it hits the nail on the head.

As a survivor of domestic abuse myself, I love how this book is the truth, but without preaching and making people believe they are wrong or that they should make moves that they are not ready to make. Its a lesson, and a story that needed to be told as well as an entertaining who done it.

Top marks for this book.

View all my reviews

Friday, August 15, 2014

Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden

Through Black SpruceThrough Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I liked the setting of the book and the people, but have to admit that the drug scene, and the violence, are just not my cup of tea.

View all my reviews

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Still Foolin' 'Em by Billy Crystal

Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My KeysStill Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I listened to this in audio and loved it. It was Billy himself doing the book similar to a stand up comic routine and his honesty about his life was wonderful.

Highly recommend this uplifting book.

View all my reviews

Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars In an enthralling new historical novel from nati...