Saturday, January 31, 2015

My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

Tracy Crosswhite and her sister Sarah were competitive shooters. On the night of a big competition one sister goes missing while the other is accepting a proposal from her boyfriend. Tracy is now a detective and has not been able to stop asking questions about her sister’s disappearance. Tracy finally gets a call that changes everything. They have found her sister’s body. Now Tracy is sure that the man convicted of her sister’s disappearance and death was actually innocent. Tracy is determined to find the answers she has been looking for and enlists the help of a childhood friend. Tracy faces old demons and unanswered questions in her quest for just for Sarah.

This is the first Robert Dugoni book I have read. I found myself unable to put the book down from the beginning. The author did a great job of providing flash backs without making the book confusing. The author added a little bit of humor in some of the dialog that broke up the tension of the story. It was done in a creative and effective way. I also found that the author had unique ways to describe everyday things, like what your breath looks like in cold air.

I found myself aching for Tracy and wanting her to find answers. By the end of the book I was hoping that it wasn’t true. I felt so bad for her but grateful that she eventually had closer. The author did a wonderful job developing the characters to the point that I was feeling emotions for them. I found the story picked up speed for me about half way through the book. The author did a great job of making the reader question things along with the characters.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more Robert Dugoni books in the future.

Advance Reader Copy received via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Read January 13-25, 2015

The Job by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

This is the latest installment of the adventures of Nicolas Fox & Kate O’Hare. Kate is an FBI agent who is secretly working with Nicolas. There have been a string of burglaries that are looking like the work of notorious Nicolas Fox. The problem is that Kate O’Hare has been keeping track of Nicolas and she knows that it cannot be him committing the crimes. So now Kate and Nicolas have to work together but keep their relationship a secret while also trying to find who is really committing the crimes. Meanwhile the sexual tension between Kate & Nicolas is only getting more intense. They have to balance emotions and find out why someone is framing Nicolas.

I found this book entertaining. The story line has many twists and turns. It will keep you on your toes. I found myself wanting Nicolas to be exonerated and also mad at myself for wanting good things for a criminal. I cannot help but liking Nicolas as much as Kate does and battling those emotions. It makes me feel like I can relate to the characters. This book also has moments of humor that made me laugh out loud. I enjoy when an author can add a bit of humor without making the book too silly. The authors also did a good job at describing little nuances, like what an interrogation room is like in most police stations. Overall this was a good book and a quick read. I would recommend it for a fun day on the beach or a rainy day. It will make you laugh and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Advance Reader Copy received via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.