Women's Murder Club #3, good read! From the cover...Detective Lindsey Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town houseowned by an internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsey plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in teh house cannot be found-and a mysteriousmessage at the scene leaves Lindsey and the SFPD completely baffled. Even more terrifying the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club.
Great read, keeps you going until the end and the change is shocking truth.
Inside cover:Welcome to Beach Road Tom Dunleavy has a one-man (and dog) law firm in the richest resort town in America--the legendary East Hampton, summer home to billionaires and megacelebrities. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients come from the year-rounders he grew up with, the people who make a living serving the rich. The movie moguls, models, and corporate honchos who swarm the beached every summer alreday have lawyers on their payroll.
Then an old friend of Tom's, a local star athlete, is arrrested for triple homicide on the beach near a movie star's mansion. Tom know in his gut that Dante Halleywille is innocent. Dante asks Tom to represent him in what could be the new Trial of the Century, and for the time Tom is on the spot and in the public eye. Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help fight the case. She's a tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend, and she's seen him at his worst-but she comes back. All the two have to do is discover who really executed three locals and why they went to such incredible lenghts to set up Dante as the killer. Evan as Tom wonders whether he can ever get Kate to forgive him for his past sins, the case takes on astonighing dimensions, revealing a world of illegal pleasures, revenge and fear among the superrich. With the nations eyes on him, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to lure the real killer out of hiding-and what emerges is staggering. No one could imagine a killer this ruthless.
From the back...
Is her heart pure enough to survive the necklace's curse? Knowing that she alone cannot protect her sister from the Baron Harwood, their lecherous step-father, Victoria Temple Whiting snatches the family heirloom necklace, believed to hold the power to bring great happiness or terrible tragedy, to pay for their escape to London. Terrified that the baron will find them, Victoria poses as Tory Temple and finds employment as a servant in the household of handsome Cordell Easton, the scanalous Earl of Brant.
The sister's arrival could not have been more welcome. In need of a new mistress, Cord turns to Tory, whose wit and intellect intrugue him. But when the baron discovers the girls' whereabouts, Cord learns Tory's secret-her noble birth. Furious that he has compromised the daughter of a peer, Cord must decide-marry Tory and keep her safe, or allow his stubborn pride to deny his heart.
My first and I enjoyed it.
Inside Cover: They seek liberation through their unspeakable desires. They find deliverance in forbidden fantasies. They are drawn to their lifemates after centuries of wanting. Vampires, shapeshifters, hunters, demons, lovers, healers,seducers, and betrayers. You are cordially invited to attend... With her erotically charged Carpathian tales, Christine Feehan has enthralled a legion of fans, captivated by a strangley seductive world and the unforgettable characters-both human and not-who inhabit it. Now she reunites them all in a Dark Celebration...
From the cover...Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse. One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their Vietnam days, has been arrested for murder. Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army. The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.
Good read and being Retired AF married to AF, I can also relate to all she went through but at the same time hope spouses do not put this much pressure on their deployed spouse. Spouses are the backbone of the military and our guys/gals need them to be strong and take care of all they leave behind. Kudos to all spouses of our military. Stay strong!
Broadened my reading to all of James Patterson's books, before this one I was an Alex Cross and Murder Club fan, not I am a James Patterson fan.
Cover...Six extraordinary children are trying to lead normal lives int he Rocky Mountain countryside. They live in different homes, different families, but there is something powerful that connects them. Something that puts them in terrible danger.
The only time they've ever felt safe was when they were together in the waterfront cabin they call the Lake House. And the only people they've ever trusted are Frannie and Kit, the couple who rescued them from unimaginable evel once before.
When the eveil resurfaces, the kids reconnect Frannie and Kit and set off on a astonishing adventure. They flee to the Lake House, even that ahven may no longer be safe.