Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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• What are you currently reading? At Risk by Patricia Cornwell. It's the first Cornwell I've read in ages that didn't revolve around Kay Scarpetta. I haven't even cracked it open yet, so to provide an overview of what it's about, I turn to B&N:
A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she’s planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk -- its motto: “Any crime, any time.” In particular, she’s been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she’s found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder -- in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right? Her investigator is not so sure -- not sure about anything to do with this woman, really -- but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It’s not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed . . . and they’re about to get much worse.
• What did you recently finish reading?  Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly. Our heroine, Natty, has a perfect if hectic life -- running a successful bed-and-breakfast with her husband Sean and raising her two teenage daughters. Then two unexpected events take place: Natty's closest college buddy, Eve, turns up on her doorstep and one of her daughters gets sick on an out-of-town field trip. Natty rushes to her daughter's side, leaving her friend alone with her family. Mis-take! Eve seduces Sean and moves in ... Eve is a fascinating villain who could be conductor of The Crazy Train and Natty is a far-from-perfect heroine, so the book is interesting. As lurid, trashy thrillers go, it was fun.

• What do you think you’ll read next? I don't know. Our village's annual book sale is Friday, so I'm sure I'll find some treasures there.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Oh--those village booksales can be DANGEROUS! Have fun!


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