Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

Seconds Away (Mickey Bolitar, #2)Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second in the Mickey Bolitar series. An enjoyable sequel to Shelter. A motley crew of characters has been introduced and their discovery of an "organization" that was formed to rescue children from harm.

I am lookingforward to the third installment.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

The Homecoming of Samuel LakeThe Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A disappointing book. The story had great potential in the beginning but developed in a very scattered way. It went back and forth between angelic and demonic.

In the beginning, and sporadically throughout, it was very simple family life. I am not a fan of domestic violence, child abuse and animal abuse, and found the themes one dimensional and over simplified for the gravity of the situations.

A disappointing read.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in BrooklynA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I understand that this is an important "document" regarding the life and times during the years around 1900-1910, but, I found the book to be excessively detailed about day-to-day life in Brooklyn. Taking a page and a half to describe in detail the buying of a pickle is just more than my patience can handle.

A good story, but not my type of book.

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Review: The Alice Network

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