Saturday, October 24, 2015

In a Dark, Dark Dark Wood - Review

Product DetailsI loved the writing style of this book, even though the ending was pretty obvious almost from the beginning. Why would someone accept an invitation for a pre-wedding party, (but not the wedding itself) from a former friend who has remained pretty much a non-friend for almost ten years?  Curiosity? Maybe. But I did find it hard to believe.

That said, I couldn't put it down. The writing itself was captivating enough to hold my attention. And there were times in the middle of the book, I flip-flopped about what else might be going on.  I had to get to the end to confirm my first conclusion, which was right on the mark.  My guess is that you'll enjoy the book even though the ending is probably obvious to anyone. Definitely worth the time.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

THE BLUE by Lucy Clarke

I was hooked on Lucy Clarke's writing after Swimming at Night. Clarke knows how to tell a story.
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The Blue blends past and present together beautifully to create a chilling story of friendship, distrust, and forgiveness. Best friends Lana and Kitty team up with a crew aboard The Blue for what was supposed to be an eight-month voyage. Things soon begins to unravel as members of the crew begin to distrust each other. It suddenly seems that everyone on board harbors a dark secret.

What starts out as a life of paradise soon turns to tragedy when the boat capsizes. Lana, who has already left the ship, waits frantically for word of Kitty and the other crew members. Adding to the drama, Lana recalls that one of the crew, a stowaway, disappeared overboard during a squabble on deck, and now his sister waits with Lana for word of his survival. Lana can't talk to her about the incident without betraying her friends' trust.

Captivating, intriguing, dark, are a few words I'd use to describe this book. You'll want to pick up a copy and read it for yourself. The story will stick with you for a long time.

Can't wait for Lucy Clarke's next book.