Gone Girl- A Review

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, is not a book I would have normally chosen to read.  Not that it wasn’t a book I would like, but if not for my book club, it never would have come up on my radar.

Nick’s wife, Amy, has disappeared from their home.  Nick has no idea why anyone would want to hurt Amy, but their house shows signs of a struggle.  The story of Amy’s disappearance is told from Nick’s point of view, offset by Amy’s diary entries from the time they met, up until the day of the disappearance.

For the first 100 pages, I couldn’t decide if I liked the book or not.  It definitely caught my interest, and compelled me to keep reading, but I wasn’t sure if it was going to go on the “like,” “dislike,” or “meh” mental shelf.

By the time I got to the end, I absolutely loved the book.  I liked the ending, I liked the suspense, and I liked that the book kept me in a constant state of tension.  I couldn’t wait to read the ending.

Now for the bad… So far I’m the ONLY person in my book club who liked the ending.  We haven’t discussed in any detail yet, as there are those who haven’t read it, but if it were majority rule, the ending would have to go.

Let me just say this: if you’re up for something a little different, that will keep you guessing until the end, give this book a try.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lover Reborn- A Review

I love JR Ward’s books, and I think each one gets better than the last.  Book Ten, Lover Reborn, focuses on Tohrment, aka Tohr.  In this book, Tohr has to learn how to live again with the help of a mysterious woman who lived among the chosen.

My favorite books are the ones about the core brothers (and John Matthew), and this one is no exception.  If you’re a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan, or if you’re new to the series, this is a wonderful book.  The only problem with these books is that I have to wait for the next one, and I really want to see who the books focus on next.  I keep hoping for Qhuinn and Blay, though there were some interesting developments with Layla during this book, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out either.  I love being able to watch how the characters and different story lines develop.

If you like romance, danger, suspense, and vampires, this is the series for you.

The Lost Years- Book Review

I’m a long time Mary Higgins Clark fan, back to my teenage years.  She does great, suspenseful books with romance in them.  The Lost Years was no exception to that.  I picked it up at the library, but when I went to read it, I didn’t think the book jacket made it sound interesting, and it sat in my house for several weeks.  Not being able to get motivated to do anything productive yesterday, I picked it up and couldn’t put it back down.

This had all the classic Mary Higgins Clark suspense with interesting characters and a romance to round things out.  If you’re looking for a good read, I recommend this one!