On my return flight from Las Vegas, I started reading BLOWN AWAY by Shane Gericke (Pinnacle Books, c2006, ISBN 0-7860-1813-5) and was just that...blown away!
This has been my favorite book so far this year and I couldn't wait to finish it so I could blog about it!
"911, where is your emergency?" Bertha Pruitt repeated.
Set in Naperville, Illinois, Emily Thompson works for the police department and attracts the attention of a crafty serial killer, one who loves to play cat and mouse. The clock is ticking in this taut and suspenseful, although sometimes graphic (but I'm okay with that) debut and her partners Marty Benedetti, Hercules Branch, Chief Kendall Cross, Annie Bates and she must race it to catch the bad guy before it strikes on the eight.
I really liked Emily and rooted for her throughout the book but more importantly I loved the premise of the story and got sucked right in to the whole plot. I thought the characters were developed just enough to understand and like or dislike them yet underdeveloped enough to want more which I'll be seeing in Gericke's upcoming book, CUT TO THE BONE, which is already on my to-be-read list.
Run, don't walk -- to get your hands on this book, curl up or kick back and let the games begin!