Friday, May 2, 2008

April #9


Author: P.D. Martin

Publisher: Mira

Copyright: 2005

ISBN: 978-0-7783-2521-5

Series or stand-alone: 1st in series (Sophie Anderson)

Setting:Washington, D.C. and Quantico, VA

1st Sentence:
Twenty-five years ago
The house is quiet.


I've come across a rather strange phenomenon in my reading. I have read two or three books recently that have been written first person present tense. And it's unusual in that I don't know that I've read more than ten like that in my entire reading life and then I've knocked out three in the last month. I don't know if it's becoming a more popular style of writing or if it's only popular in the vampire/wizard/witches/werewolves stuff that I've been reading of late. Does anybody know?

This book features Sophie Anderson, a transplant from Australia and an FBI profiler. She's caught the case of the DC Slasher and when one of her fellow agents is kidnapped by the Slasher, Sophie kicks into overdrive and pulls out all the stops to find her. But will it be too late?

This story has a good psychic element to it and I really enjoyed it. For some reason, I had a harder time with this book's voice than the previous book's voice and kept getting drawn out of the story. I will be looking for #2, however.


Anonymous said...

I loved this book,too.

Looking for the next one.


Shannon said...

Just finished a great book that I've yet to get a review up on here yet, but will soon:
A COLD DARK PLACE by Gregg Olsen

I like his stuff a lot!