I have read several thrillers by Donna Anders. Reviewers frequently criticize her books, saying that they are like a Lifetime movie. This is true, but sometimes you just like to lock the doors, check in the closet and under the bed, and settle down to read a scary book, and aren't looking for a literary experience. "In All the Wrong Places" is just the kind of book I like to read on a rainy night around Halloween time. Viewers of QVC should really enjoy this book, because the main character is the host of a shopping channel. I just finished reading a thriller by Mary Higgins Clark, and found that the character development, plot, and fright level was not nearly as good as Donna Anders' books. If you want to be scared, this book is a great choice!
This is the first book I've read by this author, and it won't be the last. The story kept me guessing with suspense and mystery. The story revolves around a woman who is a hostess with a home shopping program. When it becomes evident that someone is out to get her, the focus turns to a few people in her life, including viewers of her show, which have become too familiar with her.
a very good mystery, it has the beautiful home-shopping network star, that someone is terrorizing, the police setective who is trying to save her life, set in Atlanta. it has everything to get you hooked.
Although I seldom guess correctly who the "bad guy" is in these books, I did guess, and felt assured my guess was accurate (it was) about 3/4 of the way through this book.
Despite that, I have to give this book a 5-star review. I finished the book in less than 24 hours, unable and unwilling to stop reading. This is the first I've read by this author, and I have ordered two more on this website.
Ms. Anders has a keen handle on psychological traits and uses that in her writing ability. Her characters are well thought out, and the reader gets to "know" each of them in ways that most books don't go as deep with.
I read a lot of murder/suspense books, averaging about 2 a week. In that regard, I tend to forget a storyline I've read as soon as I'm deep into a new book. Not the case with this book. Just looking at the cover and title bring the story vividly back.
I look forward to receiving and reading other book by this author!