An easy read, light mystery, interesting characters, delicious recipes. Davidson's books have it all. This is the first in the series, telling how Goldilock's Catering got started and the problems Goldy faces from a vindictive ex-husband, a new man in her life [who just happens to be investigating her and her business , he's the local sheriff], and trying to raise her son, Arch, without much help from "The Jerk", [her ex]. It's funny and sweet and heart-warming.
This is a wonderful book about relationships between three generations of women, Carrie, newly widowed and feeling guilty because her marriage had been unraveling for some time prior to her husband's sudden heart attack, Dana, Carrie's mother, who has always been domineering and married to a man she walks all over, and Ruth, Carrie's teen-age daughter, who's trying to deal with her father's death, her mother's guilt and her own growing pains. They make you laugh, cry and at times want to yell at them to 'get a life'. But as they come to terms with each other and sort out their anger and emotions, you can't help but cheer them on. And the ending is very satisfying and totally real. For any woman who has had to deal with mothers and daughters, at some point you'll be able to relate to these women.
This is the first book by Theresa Monsour that I've read and I enjoyed it very much. Her style of writing is crisp and she develops her characters very well. I particularly like her heroine, Paris Murphy, a homicide detective with hang-ups and very human tendencies.
This appears to be the first book of what will become a continuing series with the same characters as I have 2 other books by her and they both have Paris as the main character.
In this book Paris and her partner Gabe investigate the murder of a prostitute, only to find out they may be dealing with a serial killer.
Monsour handles her story line a little differently than most mystery writers in that the reader knows who the killer is almost from the beginning. The plot develops around how the killer is able to allude the police, even though Paris fairly quickly has her suspect in mind. It seems like that would spoil the story, but it only enhances the tension. The last few chapters will have you turning the pages and staying up late to finish the book. Don't miss this one!!!
Another great Tom Clancy novel. Its theme: America's war of drugs. Its subject: the assassination of three American officials in Columbia...and the covert---and shocking---U.S. response. Another page-turner!!
I haven't read this book, but after reading about it on the back cover, I probably will, quickly!! On a remote island off the north Alaskan coast, America's most sophisticated nuclear early warning facility has been disabled---and its personnel savagely slaughtered.
Burdened by his own psychological scars, brillant forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger has endured the most extreme twists of the human mind. Then he receives a disturbing call from Nantucket's chief of police. The five-month-old daughter of prominent billionaire Darwin Bishop has been found murdered in her crib.
Steve Martini at his best!! Joselyn Cole, a lawyer, becomes involved with a client she has been hired by to set up his company, file the necessary paperwork, etc. What she becomes involved in is a plot to detonate a nuclear device somewhere in the United States. This book is a departure from several of Martini's other books in that, while he has the lawyer mix included in the plot, it's not the main focus. It's more along the lines of Tom Clancy in that it involves home-grown terrorists, a weapon of mass destruction and people on both sides trying to accomplish their objective. Guaranteed to keep you turning the pages into the early morning hours.
This is the first in the trilogy of Three Sisters Island. A great read and you HAVE TO READ ALL THREE!! Nora Roberts at her very best. When Nell Channing arrives on Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband--and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago...
This is the first Carla Neggers novel I've read, and while the storyline was intriging I was put off by all the references to what I assumed must be another story by Neggers involving the same characters. They kept refering back to this one case they had worked on before and it detracted from this story. If a person hadn't read the other story, they were lost. One or two references wouldn't have been bad, but there were many and it got to be very tiresome. Maybe I'll see if I can find that other book and see what they were talking about...and then again maybe not.
When Emily Thorn receives a "Dear Emily" letter from her doctor husband telling her he's divorcing her, she has to learn how to survive on her own. She worked long hours putting the scum-bag through medical school and then helping him establish his clinics, only to be cast aside. She pulls herself out of her initial depression, remakes herself and in the process helps other women, who become her friends and business partners. She goes through all the typical middle-age doubts and problems, in the end finding the real Emily and finally, happiness with who she is. Middle-age can be great!!
This is my first Richard North Patterson book, and I really enjoyed it. However, it is not an easy read, by that I mean not one that you can read quickly. It is very indepth and involved, the story-line is complex and makes you concentrate. But if you like involved courtroom stories, this book is for you. I plan to read more of this author.
Fern Michaels never fails to write a book that keeps you wanting to read 'just one more chapter'. Desperate Measures tells the story of Pete Sorenson,orphaned at a young age, raised in foster homes, only to find his ultra-rich uncle when he's in his teens. Now with all the money he could ever need, he shuns it and becomes a high-powered attorney, with a friend in Annie Gabriel, who helped him get through law school [and secretly loves him]. Pete meets and falls head-over-heels in love with Maddie Stern, an exotic beauty who is also a little flaky. Just days before Pete and Maddie are to get married, she disappears. Pete is determined to find her and enlists Annie's help. The rest of the story revolves around his search and the outcome. It's a story of finding oneself and being true to those most important to you.
This was my first Lisa Scottoline novel and it won't be my last. I really like the way she writes, a great story line written with enough humor that it doesn't get bogged down. Prosecutor Vicki Allegretti goes to meet a confidential informant, is almost killed, and a cop is gunned down before her eyes....and that's just the first few pages. What happens in the rest of the book keeps you turning the pages and the ending is totally a surprise. This is one of those books that you just don't want to put down.
Excellent read...it keeps you turning the pages. A beautiful businesswoman, founder of a high-tech software company catering to the military, is found dead, two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her head---a "double tap", the trademark of highly skilled assassins.
Second in the series about Goldilock's Catering. Goldy faces more problems with her catering service. People keep dying after attending her affairs!! Her abusive ex, aka "The Jerk" continues to make her life miserable, the hunky sheriff wants more than she's willing to give and she's still trying to make her catering business successful enough to pay the bills. And more delicious recipes!! A sure-fire winner.
As with all Binchy's novels it takes a while to get into the story, her characters are so well developed that sometimes that development seems to make the story drag, but she always gets you hooked. This one is no exception.
If you remember, Ford MacDougal [Mac] first appeared in 'The Maze' at Quantico with Sherlock. Now Mac is flat on his back at Bethesda, seriously wounded in a terrorist car bombing when he dreams that his sister, Jilly, a medical reasearcher, drives her Porsche off an Oregon cliff. Only thing is, Mac feels like he's with her. One of Coulter's great FBI series with Savich and Sherlck.