Saturday, June 9, 2007


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Friday, June 1, 2007


Harlan Coben has written another engrossing story with THE WOODS (Dutton, c2007, ISBN 978-0-525-95012-7).
20 years ago, four teenagers went into the woods. Two were found murdered. Two were never seen again. One of those teenagers was Paul Copeland's sister. Now, two decades later, Paul works as the County Prosecutor for Essex, New Jersey and one of the missing from the past is found murdered, with newspaper clippings leading the police to him. Is it possible that his sister could still be alive?

Although this is written in first person, I was completely absorbed in this great story with secrets running rampant and a surprise ending. I have enjoyed all of Coben's stand-alones; I have never read his Bolitar series but I've heard others rave about it.

This book begins:

I see my father with that shovel.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

See No Evil

Hey! Welcome to my 150th post on THE HOOK, LINE AND STINKER! Wow! It's hard to imagine that I've been maintaining this for that long. I have a short attention span when it comes to a lot of things and tend to lose interest quickly. I still have a hard time posting as frequently as I'd like but that's more of a time issue rather than a lack of interest. I applaud those people out there who are professional bloggers -- I know I could never do it.

In the second book of Allison Brennan's trilogy, SEE NO EVIL (Ballantine Books, c2007, ISBN 978-0-345-49503-7)has a familiar cast of characters; some are from the first book, some are not.

From Amazon:
A troubled teenage girl has been charged with the grisly murder of her stepfather. The evidence is damning: Emily was found alone at the scene with blood on her hands, and an incriminating e-mail she wrote outlines a murder plot identical to the method of the brutal slaying. But deputy district attorney Julia Chandler believes her niece is innocent, and she’s determined to keep the promise she made to protect her dead brother’s daughter – even if it means hiring private eye Connor Kincaid . . . the man who blames her for forcing his resignation from the police department.

Together Julia and Connor uncover a chain of unsolved violent crimes tied to an unorthodox therapist whose anonymous online patients purge their anger by posting lethal fantasies. But someone in the group has turned vigilante, turning the game of virtual murder into a flesh-and-blood vendetta.

The first sentence:

The teenaged girl had the gun in her hand.

I really enjoy Allison Brennan's books, each one better than the last. This series is no exception. Set in San Diego, California, the book has great locale, interesting character dynamics and relationships and evil teenagers (aren't they all?!?). I have one more book left in this trilogy which I hope to finish in the next month, before she puts out another one.