China Lake Author:Meg Gardiner Evan Delaney is a woman with a big heart, a quick tongue and a hot temper that gets her into trouble. She finds that her ex-sister-in-law, Tabitha, has joined The Remnant -- a fanatical band of disciples to the Reverend Pete Wyoming. Evan is further shocked to hear that Tabitha is also trying to regain custody of her six-year-old son, Luke, curr... more »ently in Evan's care while his father is posted to the Naval Air Warfare Center. Along with her boyfriend, lawyer Jesse Blackburn, Evan tackles The Remnant head-on but two bloody deaths and one kidnap attempt later, she realizes she's started down a long road -- the one to hell.« less
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.
A non-stop thriller. Tightly woven suspense, and one of the FEW times I have ever not figured out who the "bad guy" really was. I highly recommend this book for the mystery and besides that I happen to be married to a guy in a wheelchair, so I liked the reality of the relationship with a guy in a wheelchair!