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Low Town: A Novel by Daniel Polansky

So, recently things haven’t been going so well for me and my family. We did find a small house that fit our family. Only to have new neighbors move in, and their 5 year old stab my 7 year old in the neck! After a long four hour drive to Seattle (because flight for life doesn’t have room for even one parent!) my son was doing good in the emergency room there. He is fine now, he actually likes to show people his stab wound! Children! Needless to say, I could really use some positive things to happen.

But, I went over to that train wreck of a house that we previously lived in and checked the mail not to long ago, and when my son went to the door, there was a package there for me. I was checking the mail only because I had bought an item and the tracking stuff said it had been delivered…only it hadn’t. So, I went to the old house to see if it was there…nope. But, there was a book. It was sent to me from Random House (love you guys) and I am always happy to get a new book. My day=brightened!

The book is called “Low Town” by Daniel Polansky and it is a different sort of book. I admit that at first I wasn’t sure if it would be “up my alley”. I only say this because, I’m not really into the whole pimp/drug scene which is where this book started out.

I don’t think the story really caught me until there was a child murdered and the main character was hunting down the killer. Because when he finds the guy, he stalks him and then some kind of demon comes for the bad guy.  Then, I felt like I was invested in the book and needed to know that someone paid for the death of a child. To me, there isn’t much lower then a child murderer…except for one who molests children…and this guy did both. My opinion=hang him. Sorry, if that offends anyone’s senses.

There were somethings that didn’t sit right with me and were a little confusing to being with. There was a lot of made up words (to differentiate between new races) there were also new/made up drugs. The only reason these gave me pause, is because there were really no explanations to them. Within the first few pages the guy is talking about inhaling pixie breath (not once is a real pixie in the book…but then again I guess when making angel dust there aren’t any pieces of angels in there either…)

I liked that the main character had a fall from grace. He used to be a good guy, but became a bad guy when love got in the way and he got the boot. I do, however wish there had been a little bit more told about that love story. Because the main character is kind of mysterious. And I find myself (like many of the people he interacts with) wanting to know more about him. I want to make him more relatable to me.

Not that he isn’t relatable. He has my vote by going after child killers. And I do root for him, and I turned ever page with the hope that no more kids would die and that he would make the deadline that we set for him and that he would die. (There was a lot of “ands” in that sentence, I apologize for that. J

My one negative thing about this book, that I really could harp on, was the ending. I felt like I was in the book from about a quarter of the way in until the end. And, in my opinion, the ending was completely rushed. Once he figured it out, there was no more of the main characters usual build up, no more of his intricate mind games. It was just an “aha” moment and blam, done. Twenty pages or less. I just felt like there could have been more.

However, that being said, it was a good book. I would definitely read another of Daniel Polansky’s  books.

 

Until Next Time…Happy Reading!!!

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Smokin’ Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

By Janet Evanovich

**Review may contain SPOILERS**

I love this series. It is completely different from almost anything else that I avidly read. A friend of my mom’s kept telling me about these books (at that time, there was only seven books out). I kept saying, “Yeah, yeah, if I get time’” or “I’m already reading too many series books as it is.” Plus, I didn’t like his normal reading preference, so I was skeptical about these books. Not to mention, they look like they are colored by highlighters. I mean, you could practically see these books from space, that’s how bright the covers are.

So, he bought me the first two books….and I bought the next five within days. That’s how good they are. No vampires or werewolves in these books, these are strictly reality (well, mostly reality) based books. They are feel good books. I always find myself smiling and actually laughing out loud during parts of these books.

Stephanie Plum is a bail bonds enforcement agent (think Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife, only with a smaller chest, bigger hair, and a lot less skill). That’s Stephanie. And she has a sidekick named Lula. Who is a retired ho, and she tells you about it all the time. She is a big black woman who tries to fit into petite woman clothing, mostly spandex and animal printed, or very neon. She is constantly on some fad diet or another, which is completely hilarious. A few books back she was on the meat only diet and had a whole bag of bacon….and a trail of dogs following her everywhere.

Not only is Stephanie a so-so agent, her ability to catch the bail jumpers is more luck then anything, but she has two of the hottest guys in Trenton, New Jersey just waiting for her. I like Morelli, he is a Trenton plain clothes cop and used to be a major womanizer in his youth and has grown up, mostly. But, O-M-G Ranger? He has my vote the whole way. He is dark and Latino and he owns his own firm, skirts the law, has a fleet of unending black expensive cars, and uses Bulgari Green. Yum. That’s all I can say about him. He makes reading the books very exciting.

Anyways, this book starts out with them finding a body where the bail bonds office used to be (it got blown up in the last book). Lots of things tend to blow up around Stephanie, mostly cars. Sometimes houses. Ranger’s men have betting pools every time Ranger gives Stephanie a car to see how long it lasts. It’s usually not long.

So, I might have fibbed a little bit at the beginning of this review about the “no vampires” part. This book has one. Or at least an old man who thinks he’s one. He has failed to show for his court date so Stephanie has to go and get him. When she and Lula get there, he won’t come out because the sun is still up. At first, they leave and go talk to Stephanie’s grandmother who lives with Stephanie’s parents not to far away, because Grandma Mazur knows pretty much everything about everyone and is a major source of comedy to me. She confirms that the guy thinks he’s a vampire and that he never comes out when the sun is up. Not to be deterred, Stephanie and Lula return to the house and Stephanie goes around back and let herself into his place with a key that was left above the door. She cuffs him, lets Lula in and the begin to take him out when the sun hits him he starts screaming and Lula starts tripping out, next thing he is sucking on her neck, only his teeth are dentures and he doesn’t have them in. He gets away, and Lula has a hickey to show for it. The entire book she is tripping out about vampire cooties and asking if her teeth are growing bigger because she might be turning into a vampire.

Meanwhile, Stephanie’s mom is trying to hook her up with this guy named Dave that went to school with Stephanie years ago. And man, this guy doesn’t take hints well. After like two or three tries to be nice but telling Dave that not only is she not interested, she has two boyfriends already and they both carry guns, she winds up breaking his nose with a hair dryer! He totally deserved it though!

Then Bella, Morelli’s grandmother is a crazy old bat, she talks about giving people the eye and everyone is afraid of her. There are all kinds of stories about her casting spells on people and bad things happening to them. Well, in this book, it’s Stephanie’s turn to experience the eye. Bella doesn’t like Stephanie, she calls her all kinds of names because Morelli is her favorite grandchild and Stephanie is corrupting him and not marrying him, plus her grandmother Mazur is not on Bella’s list of favorite people.

More bodies turn up at the former site of the bail bonds office. And one with a note saying “For Stephanie”. To top it off, a crazy guy with a vendetta just got released from jail and wants to kill her. This is not her week.

If you are looking for a book (or series of books) that will keep you laughing, this is definitely a series for you. I always look forward to them. Start with “One for the Money”. Make sure to read them in order (including the in between the numbers books) or else some jokes won’t make as much sense.

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Indulgence in Death by JD Robb

**WARNING** May contain **SPOILERS**

I have to say that I absolutely love reading books that are part of a series. While I hate waiting 6 months to a year between the new books to come out, I am always thrilled when I hear that the next book is already in the works. I feel like I have come to know the characters and love them each in their own way. Kind of like the real people in my life.

 

That being said, Indulgence in Death is definitely worth the read. If you have never read one of the “In Death” books by JD Robb you are completely missing out. She is a homicide lieutenant based in the future and before you go all “Ewwww I hate Sci-Fi and futuristic novels” this is not in that genre. Not really. The writing and the things that are in the future are things that you can actually envision being part of our everyday lives at this point already. After all, these books are only based about 50 or so years ahead of us now, and some of the technology in the first book, has already come out.

Buuuuuttttttt…..back to the book at hand. It is the latest edition in a long line of books. (each one with the same major/key characters but each book it’s own case). This time, it starts out with Eve (lieutenant Eve Dallas, Homicide) and her husband Roarke (read: mega hot, mega rich and oh yeah Irish) are on a vacation, which is something they normally don’t do, as she’s the top cop and he is usually buying up pieces of the known universe.

When they get back to New York, Eve catches a case that is slightly bizaar. Not to say that all of her cases are normal, per se. But, in the future (even now come to think of it) a limo driver being killed be a cross bow bolt is very unique. Turns out this guy was the best in his field, built a company up from one broke down limo to a fleet with a full staff and the highest marks in society. The “client” that he had to pick up, turns out to be a complete ID theft kind of situation. Guy has no clue how his company credit card got used or any of that and has an alibi for the time in question.

Add to that a second body. Same MO. Mostly. It’s a LC (licenced companion AKA a hooker) that is the top of her field and she is killed in a pretty public place, same as the limo driver. Only she isn’t killed with a cross bow bolt, but a bayonet. What are the chances that two crimes are done in public areas, with weapons that are considered antique, old school, and take special skills to use AND killing people at the top of the food chain in their respected areas of employment?

So, now Eve has to find out who done it and why. I love getting inside her head and knowing her thought process. She has become someone that I wish was real, just so I could meet her. She connects to every crime on a personal levels, to make sure no one’s death ever makes them a no body. To her, they are all somebody and nobody deserves to die.

Working with Eve, is her husband Roarke who is a man of very man talents. In bed and out…he he he he. She has an excellent bunch of supporting people around her. And it is awesome to see how her life has changed from book one to now.

I was reading this book on Tuesday at work and my coworker was all, “That must be a good book, because you keep smiling” I answered, “It’s like seeing old friends and I love how Eve and Roarke interact”.

I give this book 5 stars all the way. But, that’s probably because I’m slightly biased and completely hooked into the series. I always recommend these books to people who are into books that are part of a series, or like drama, crime, and a bit of romance thrown in.

Until next time….Happy Reading!!!!

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Hot Rocks & Big Jack

Okay, so these two books are different, sort of? LoL. Nora Roberts IS JD Robb, so these are still both relating, I promise 🙂 . I started reading Hot Rocks on Friday when I went to my sisters in Seattle. About two maybe three? chapters in…I began to get this feeling that I have read this book before….Don’t get me wrong, I reread books all the time…on purpose. I don’t like spending money on a book that I already own, unless it’s to give away on my blog or twitter 🙂 which I might just do with this set… 🙂 If anyone who reads this, likes JD Robb or Nora Roberts and ever read “Remember When” these are those books. As far as Ican tell. I’m in the process of moving and my Remember When book is in a box somewhere. But, what gave it away was the fact that in Hot Rock the store is called Remember When…see how quick I am? LoL.

But, in all fairness, I didn’t remember everything that happened in the book, and since it’s only about 250 pages, no big loss. The book starts out in a smal town…well by the discription, it’s bigger than where I live in Forks 🙂 , Laine Tavish is in her antique shop when a little old man comes in. He is sad that she doesn’t remember him and gives her a business card, then leaves. Next thing Laine hears are tires squeeling, a thud, and sees that the old man who was just in her store has been hit by a car. She rushes out to him, and he tries to talk. He winds up singing part of a song from her childhood memories and then she realizes she does know this guy. He’s her unlce Willie. Not really, her unlce, but you know the uncle by proxy that we all have? The one that has been friends with one of our parents soooo long, that to not call them uncle/aunt is an insult? Anyways, off point, LoL. He mumbles something about “He knows your here” and “Hide the pooch”. Needless to say she is completely confused. The only he she things Willie can be talking about is her father Jack o’Hara aka Big Jack (he, he…the other book title). But, there is no reason for Big Jack to instill fear in Willie, since Big Jack and Willie go back forever.

Enter Max Gannon. A stud if there ever was one. (I gotta pause here just to say that Nora Roberts/JD Robb can put a man together on paper! Ones that make you just want to drool all over yourself and rush to a cold shower…in a good way of course:) ). But Max, is a PI for an insurance company that is looking to recover about 30 million worth of diamonds. The inside man from the job was murdered, and from what Max has put together is there was 4 people in the plan for the heist: Willie, Big Jack, Myers (the inside guy), and Alex Crew (a VERY bad guy with no scruples). Max picks up Willie’s trail and finding him dead in a some po-dunk town, wonders what brought him here. Doing searches on all parties, he has found that Big Jack O’Hara had a daughter Elaine O’Hara….and well, well, well Laine Tavish (short for elaine? maybe?) owns the shop that Willie was ran down in front of.

Of course, a hot and yummy romance starts between them. At first, for Max, it’s all about finding the diamonds…what’s the harm in spending time with a beautiful woman while trying to solve a case. Side note: he gets 5 % of whatever part of 30 million he recovers.

It gets really crazy, when you get to read from Alex Crews point of view for a chapter or two throughout the book. Draws you right in and has you hoping that everything will work out and that we will get a happy ending. Crew is certifiable, total whack job. He doesn’t care who he has to hurt to get his diamonds. He wants all of them. He never intended to share them with the other 3 people. They were just pawns to get everything out. But, Big Jack knew who he was and went into the wind, figuring Alex would follow him & not Willie. And that’s how Alex finds Laine. And a new plan forms…a very nasty one if I do say so myself.

Now….on to Big Jack….

I know, I’m horrible. Just leaving you hanging at the end of that review, but I hate spoilers. And I want you to read it and be as into the books as me!

This one if with LT Eve Dallas who I freaking love!! She is so awesome. She is a kick ass cop. And let me tell you, when I first started this series…about 8 or 9 years ago now…Dallas was the reason I started to go to college to become a homicide detective. I wanted to be this person, you know? We all have our role models…mine just happed to be a fictional one…sue me…lol. But, I had a son a few years later and decided that a cop’s kid was not a good life to give my son. So, I changed my goals. Not complaining, mind you, I wouldn’t trade my son for the world. But, I still love reading these books, and living vecariously thru Dallas.

In the begining of this book, Sam Gannon (granddaughter of Max & Laine Gannaon from Hot Rocks) is just back from a two week book tour promoting her book…wait for it…HOT ROCKS!! lol. She talked her grandparents into letting her write the story about the boosted diamonds. Only 3/4 of the diamonds were ever recovered. Sam wrote the book more for the romance of her grandparents, but the diamond hiest was a big selling point for the book.

When she walks into her house, it’s trashed. All her stuff is thrown around and destroyed. She pulls out her ‘link (cell phone) and calls her BFF Andrea (who was supposed to be housesitting) and when Andrea doesn’t pick up she starts flipping out on the voicemail. About how if Andrea was going to throw a party fine, but at least clean up!! She is ranting about it, when she starts upstairs and smells something dis-gus-ting. She is saying that Andrea is dead the next time she sees her when she opens the bedroom door and sees Andrea laying dead on the floor.

The cops get called…my favorite crime fighting team….Dallas & Peabody. These books are from a little while before the Fantasy in Death book a just reviewed, and as such, Peadbody has just been promoted to Dectective and is trying to find her grove. She is trying out all manner of outfits to find her “detective style” it is pretty hilarious.

They review the scene and find out about the books. They think that Andrea is a bystander, not the target. That the diamonds are the target, and that the person had to kill Andrea because she came in during the search. That the killer had to know that Sam was out of town, but didn’t know that there was a house sitter. Surprise!

So Dallas starts poking around and finds out who all has the security system codes, going to the cleaning crew…she finds out there that the girl who usually cleans Sam’s house didn’t come into work this morning. Now, she begins to think…a set up? Maybe the cleaning lady and someone decided to go for the diamonds. But, it doesn’t fit. The cleaning lady has been in the house 2 times a month for at least 8 months or so. Plenty of time to find the diamonds if they were there to find. On a hunch, she calls the morgue for any Jane Doe’s that came in over the weekend…and hits pay dirt. A female was brought in, burnt to a crisp on Sunday morning. Harsh. Tina Cobb….just another innocent bystander…shame.

Now, Eve knows the diamonds are the root of it. She and Roarke put an air tight security on Sam to make sure nothing happens to her. Because the way that Dallas see it, if she was the killer, that would be her next step. Dallas has also figured that this person feels entitled to the diamons…someone like Alex Crews son. Who has fallen off the map since the he was like 7 years old. The mother went into the wind to try and escape from Crew, to protect her son.

Eve now has the problem of finding the killer, finding the diamonds, and finding a kid who is now grown up. I love it when it gets difficult. 🙂

Until next time…Happy Reading!!

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Fantasy in Death – JD Robb

Alright, now I know this book has nothing to do with the other two series I have already started to review….let me at least explain my erratic blogging behavoir 🙂

I follow a couple series of books religiously. It doesn’t matter if I am in the middle of reading a book, if the next book (by Charlaine Harris, JD Robb, Janet Evanovich, Laurell K Hamilton, Robert Jordan & a select few others) comes out, I’m all over it. Which is exactly what happened here. I went to the store to pick up the Night World book for my blogging contest and this book was on the shelf! I was like “Oh dang, I have to get this, Brennan be damned!” LoL. Just kidding. I wouldn’t really say that, I heart Brennan lots. But, you get the point.

So, if you have never read any of these books, boy are you behind the times. JD Robb is another name that Nora Roberts writes under. Now I know, hearing that name will turn some people away, because they don’t like romance. Well, they won’t admit it out loud, and won’t buy a strictly romance novel. But, like to see it in an action or sci-fi book, because who doesn’t abso love it when the hero gets the girl? Anyways, soooo off topic. This book is like book 20 in a series. I’m huge on series books, because I like to see where the characters go, and how they change throughout. I feel like they are my friends, and I lloooovvvee when the next book comes out, it’s pure torture waiting for it though 🙂

This book starts out pretty much the same as all. You get a glimpse of the victim, who sometimes knows they are in trouble (ie: they have been kidnapped), or in this situation, could never have seen it coming.

Bart is a gamer nerd thru and thru. He built his company up with his three best friends (bet you can see where this one goes…)Oh and did I mention, these books are based in the future? The near future. When I heard they were future books, I was like “No thank you, I don’t really do Star Wars and all that” Turns out, these are not so much like those. Everything that is being written about or discribed you can picture and see it being part of our evolution as a human race. But, back to it….He goes in to his gaming room and is practicing this new game his compang (U Play) is working on. Completely stoked, because this game is unlike anything out there to this point. It is going to make his company a competitor with the book boys, like Roarke Industries. He powers down his house droid and sets all his stuff to private, as he doesn’t want to be disturbed and starts the last game he’ll ever play.

Enter the girlfriend the next morning. She overrides the droid and makes it open the holo room, to find Bart dead….without a head. Egh! So then, the main character in all the books, LT Eve Dallas, Homicide of the NYSPD is called in. I freaking love her. And I lover her partner Dectective Delia Peabody. They work so awesome together. They have to figure out how someone got into his room, when his security shows absolutely no tampering, and how his head got cut off, with some electrical type blade.

It is awesome to be inside Eve’s head as she works her way thru cases. It feels like you are actually there. Plus, after so many books, I feel like I know her and have grown with her. And she is married to the richest & sexiest Irish man that ever walked the Earth (well, you know….if he ever did walk the Earth..heh..). His name is Roarke (the same one who U Play wanted to get on the level with). Roarke used to be a crook, conman, and ladies man, until he met Eve way back in the series. Now they have realized how in love they are and have been thru alot together. And I bring this up during this review, because Eve was set on it a lot in this book. Because once she figured out that it had to be one of the three other partners, she wondered how someone who is supposed to be your friend from childhood could do this to them. And she finds herself in awe over what she has with Roarke. It’s inspiring…

So, Eve narrows it down to the three partners, but cant really figure out how they got in (but since they are gamers and super hackers figures they had to have left some kind of trail) or what they actually did the killing with. The ME can tell that it was a type of electrified broad sword, which makes no sense to anyone. Not only, is it the future where swords are antiques and obsolete, but no one has heard of an electrified one.

Next thing you know, one of the partners (Cill, the only girl) decides to take the game home and try it out and she winds up almost dead. The other two find her in the morning and call 911. she is a wreck. And a nurse makes a comment to Eve about it not looking like a beating but more like she was thrown off a cliff. Which gets Eve to thinking. She has the ME come in and look at the girls pictures and xrays, but doesn’t tell him anything about how she was found or where. So he comfirms her suspicions and says she fell from a height of more than 20 feet, onto an uneven rocky type surface….which would be impossible because she was found in her gaming room in her apartment.

This is an excellent read. But then again, I am a bit biased as I have been reading the series for years and still get excited when I see the next one come out 🙂 I won’t ruin the rest of the story for anyone. But, if you like suspense and crime novels, this is definitely a series for you. You can pick up any book in the series, they each have their own cases. But, to know the history of the dynamics of the entire “cast” it would be best to start at the begining. I highly recommend it.

Until next time….Keep Reading!!!

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Death du Jour – Kathy Reichs

So, I have to say this book went MUCH faster than the last one. It didn’t throw as many characters at me all at once, while trying to use huge words I’ve never heard in my life…

It starts out as Brennan is helping dig up some bones for a church in Motreal. They need these bones to be examined so that a request can be sent to the Vatican for sainthood. Brennan and her team have dug two separate holes where the body is supposed to be, and nadda. This is frusterating and it’s freazing outside to top it off. So she and the Father go inside to consult a map of sorts that lays out where all the bodies are buried. While in there, a super old nun comes in and tells Brennan that the body was moved years ago for some reason and that she can show them where it is. So she does, and Brennan can take the bones for an examination.
When she gets back to her condo, she is super tired and cold. But, knowing that she is only going to be in town for a week, makes it seem less daunting. Then Brennans luck turns pretty bad. Which isn’t that much of a surprise, because that seems to really be the only kind of luck that she has. Her sister, Harry shows up on her doorstep talking about how she joined some life enrichment program. And how they are going to help her get her life back and purify her way of life.
Meanwhile, she gets a call that she is needed at St Jovite which is hours away, there has been a huge fire and the family is presumed inside. When they get there, they find two bodies upstairs that are not the missing family. Then they find a body in the basement of an old woman. No sign of the small family of four. Two adults and two four month old babies. Brennan agrees to help to and find the cause of death while she is in town.
Then a few days later she gets a call and has to make another trip up to St Jovite. Turns out they found the bodies of the family in a kind of outbuilding. Very sad to have to read what was done to the babies. Their names were Mathias and Malachy. So, even though she is only in town a week, and doesn’t want to really be involove. Brennan decides she just cant walk away from this situation and not help find who did such horrid things to babies.
To add more to it, one of the nuns calls her and asks her if she can maybe help find her niece. She knows that it’s not Brennans job, but Brennan does work closely with the police and the police arent willing to help until the girl is missing for at least 72 hours. So she agrees to make a few phone calls. Before she hangs up, though, the nun inquires about the bones and Brennan says that she is almost done with the report and then she will send out her findings. What Brennan doesn’t say, is that she is already done with her examination, but that she doesn’t want to tell the church because the church says one thing about the birth (the baby is the product of two well know, white, people in society) when the bones say that isn’t possible. That the person is of mixed decent. A halfer.
When Brennan goes back to Carolina, she feels a little better. She took some paper work with her, and has promised to return if there are any breaks in the case. Turns out the break comes in the form of a lead IN Carolina, so Detective Hotness—ahem—Detective Ryan (who I think is who Agent Booth is based on…I sure hope so) has to fly down there and investigate on behalf of the Montreal police.
A total of three more bodies show up, one more in Canada and two in Carolina. All seemingly unrelated, and far apart. Brennan and Ryan run into a type of Cultest Compund and get weird vibes from the whole group and begin to think that maybe there is a whole lot more to this than is actually being seen.
The end is a total mind-screw…I thought I had it figured out and did sorta. Except I didn’t realize who started it all. My guess wound up dying. So it wasn’t a very good guess apparently 🙂 And there was a pretty hot starter love scene between Brennan and Ryan….SOOOOO I am super stoked to start the next book. I want to find out if he is as good as he seems to be 🙂
Until next time….Happy Reading!!!!

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Deja Dead – Kathy Reichs

Yes, I know that this is not continuing in the Night World series….I do apologize for that. 🙂

But….I am a huge, I mean HUGE fan of the TV show Bones. I mean, what’s not to love? They have some pretty good looking guys in the show, a smart & nerdy type side kick (who happens to be a woman), and the good guys always get the bad guys. It has become my latest obsession in the ever increasing line of TV Drama. Not that it is a bad thing. Then, I found out that the show is based on books by Kathy Reichs….sooooo naturally….I went out and bought the 12 books that are already in print. And I’m eagerly waiting for the one that is to come out in August, even though I have only just finished the first book…Me Obsessive? Naaahhhh…..
So this book was a little hard to get into. Which I should have figured since in the show, Brennan is all bookish and throws out big words like yesterdays newspaper. I literally would be reading the pages, get to the bottom and have absolutely no freaking idea what I had just read. And re-reading it didn’t help much. This book is FILLED with words I never even knew existed.
It was slow going, to say the least.
Plus, it didn’t help that I was looking for Agent Booth the whole time…come on David Boreanaz is hotter than a summer day in Phoenix….
Eventually, thru tireless persistance, I was able to get into the book. I found that skimming the technical talk and getting to the part where it was broke down for the cops, worked well for me. BUT the cops were jerks. At least most of them. They all resented the fact the Brennan was even trying to involve herself in the cases….grrrr…
So let me fill you in: the book starts by Brennan going to a park to investigate a body that was found there. She is in Canada, and they dont see a lot of murder, so she is just sent there to see if it’s a natural death or a homicide. When she gets to the scene….well the body is in 5 pieces in their own little garbage bags….nothing natural about it.
The bones getting taken back to the institution in which Brennan works as an anthropologist. She studies them and finds that something about these bones keeps tugging at her brain. And everytime she tries to pin it down, it’s gone. Like trying to close a fist around sand, just to see it falling to the ground anyways.
Eventually, she connects this murder to 4 others, to start. But the jerkface Claudel….has his reserves and has no qualms saying so and even going to the board and trying to get Brennan censored! He seems like an arrogant jerk the whole time. Making snide comments everything Brennan says something. I tried fitting him into Agent Booths role and just couldn’t do it. I really hope it never turns out to be him 😦 None of the cops want to even say the word serial killer, not even acknowledging the similarities that Brennan has found. Ugh!
The story really starts getting intense a little past half way. This is when Brennan starts getting worried about her best friend Gabby, things go bad with her daughter, then a head shows up in her yard. The psycho now wants Brennan in a bad way.
Brennan doesn’t give up, eventually a task force is formed to catch the guy. It is a very intense ending. I didn’t even want to stop to make dinner for my 5 year old last night….I mean, he did just eat at lunch time….jk. But that’s how good the book got.
I’m super stoked to be starting the next one. I really hope it grabs me faster though. And I want to see if I can figure out which character is Agent Booth yet…yummy 🙂
Until Next Time…Keep Reading!!

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