China Lake - Evan Delaney Bk 1 Author:Meg Gardiner Finally available in the U.S.
Evan Delaney learns that not only has her ex- sister-in-law joined a religious cult, but the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the fanatical group. But when murder raises the stakes, Evan is dragged even deeper into the nightmare.
I purchased this book after reading Stphen King's review in Entertainment Weekly. It does not disappoint; the writing is clean and crisp, characters well nuanced and the plot moves along at a fast clip without any major holes. The book is a well crafted thriller.
Quick read, good writing and interesting characters, this particular story's subject matter was just was a bit off for me... religious zealots, government conspiracy, no one believing the main characters.... not my thing, but still well written and a fast read.