Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Review: Bark of Night

Bark of Night Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great story by David Rosenfelt. At Andy's vet where Tara has been given a clean bill of health, a man has brought in a dog and paid for it to be put down. The vet has questions about the dog due to a micro chip that he has found in the dog and asks for Andy' help. Very interesting story of how the dog ended up in this position and the whole team is called in to work on a new defense.


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Review: Nothing Ventured

Nothing Ventured Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first installment of a great new series, Detective William Warwick #1. 

William, born into an affluent family, has always wanted to become a detective even though his father is a very high profile lawyer and wants him to follow in his footsteps. William does his university education, majoring in art, and then does his training in the police, spending his first two years on a beat with a seasoned constable for training.When his two years was completed and he was to be interviewed to determine his next assignment and purely by accident, his expertise in the art scene became apparent and the MET jumped on his knowledge right away.

Very interesting new series. I love the writing of Jeffrey Archer and look forward to this new series.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review: Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Andy tries to get a new trial for his client who is in jail and who he believes is innocent of murder. He successfully defends him, but for the first time Andy begins to have doubts about his innocence.

An excellent read and a great series. I love the narrator of this series, Grover Gardner, and feel that its truly the voice of Andy Carpenter.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Review: The Outsider

The Outsider The Outsider by Stephen King
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This started off quite good and I thought it was going to be another winner for me. But eventually it just stretched on and on without a destination and became more and more far fetched. Could have been better if I had read other books in the series but I don't think so.

There has been a child murdered in a very vicious manner and a beloved coach is arrested for the crime. There is very little doubt that he was the murderer as there was so much evidence at the scene. Then we venture into the paranormal.

A disappointing read.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Review: Anxious People

Anxious People Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story states upfront what the story is about, but we are not to think about it just yet. What a great way to start a story.

A woman, a mother, has been replaced by her husband with a new love and at the same time he has taken her children away keeping them in his custody. The woman has lost her job because it was her boss that fell in love with with her husband. Also, the woman doesn't have a place to live. She is feeling quite devasted and desperately is looking for help in order to keep visitation with her girls.

The story comes together in a very unexpected way. An excellent story.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Review: Muzzled

Muzzled Muzzled by David Rosenfelt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Andy's friend Beth has found a stray that seems to have belonged to a murder victim--in fact, the man and two of his colleagues died in an explosion a few weeks ago. But when the murdered man contacts Beth, asking for his dog back, Andy knows there must be more to the story. The man claims his life is in danger, and that's why he disappeared. As much as Andy doesn't want to get involved--anything to avoid a new case--he can't help but come to the rescue of a man who'd risk everything, even his life, to reunite with his dog.

I really enjoy this series. Andy has a sense of humour that will have you chuckling most of the time. His characters are unforgettable, from Marcus, a huge guy that you want on your side, to Hyke who is the biggest depressed, negative person you will ever meet. Lori, Andy's wife, is a former police officer and is now his investigator. She is the type of smart cookie that you want on your side.

An excellent read.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Review: The Edge of Lost

The Edge of Lost The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A young boy, Shan, is orphaned and living with his uncle in Ireland. One day he discovers secrets about his origins and that his biological father was actually an American. His uncle being not well sets them on a journey to America.

A good read and I hate to say this, but I felt there was something missing from the story. It felt like a Reader's Digest condensed book. Maybe it was just too cut and dried. You knew from the beginning how it would end and it was just a matter of getting to it.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Review: The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth and takes place during the dark ages just before the big cathedrals surfaced. It is a great story of love and cruelty. 

Ragna, a Norman noble is betrothed in marriage to an English nobleman, Wilf, and travels to his country to be married. They do spend some happy years before his unfaithful ways surface. In those times it was quite normal to have more than one wife and also very common to own a slave. 

Excellent read.

Review: The Other Side of the Bridge

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson My rating: 5 of 5 stars A beautifully written novel. A book ...