This book had me interested right from the prologue and even more so in the 1st chapter where the main character Keye Street narrates her introduction. Right off the bat her character is very unusual and "different." Her whole persona is about as contradictory as you can get...in a good, weirdy way...lol...and her origins are a mystery within itself. (Maybe learn more in a series?)Keye was once an profiler with the FBI. She was dismissed from her position for "lack of focus" which translates drinking problem. Now sober and trying to reassemble some sort of life after losing her job and a divorce, she has a small investigative business in which she mostly tracks down bail jumpers. Set in the middle of a stifling hot, humid Georgia summer, Keye's best friend Lt Rauser stops by and smacks down some grisly murder scene photos from victims of a possible serial killer on her desk and asks for her help. Speaking of Rauser, I loved the playful sparring and witty dialogue between him and Keye. Good chemistry.Seemingly stumped, Rauser and Keye cannot seem to connect the dots on how or why the killer selects his prey. To top it off the killer starts sending them letters with clues on his next kill. He taunts them cat and mouse style. They are racing agaist the clock trying to figure out who the next victim will be before its too late!The story really heats up when one of the "Wishbone" killer's next victims turns out to be one of Keye's bail jumpers.Not quite midway this book really had me going. I had to stop reading, due to the unfortunate need for sleep..lol, but I found myself thinking about the story while at work, looking forward to getting back to it. The ending was very unexpected. A really good read and I would definitely read the next one in this series.
This book introduces us to Lola (Laura), Chloe and Emma, three teenage girls. While there is a storyline, I found the theme to be that of the pains, fears, and struggles of growing up. The awkwardnes, the insecurites, the jelousies and obbsessions of "best friends." The fears of losing the bond of your friends or becoming and outsider, the spitefulness, the tenderness. I enjoyed the book on the fact that anyone can identify with the emotions and turbulences of growing through those coming of age years.
Banished from her father's house for her refusal to marry the vile Henry Vernham, the Notorious Chasity Ware goes in disguise as "Charles" and kidnaps Lord Cyn Malloreen in an attempt to aid her sister, Verity escape the evil clutches of Henry Vernham and their father as well.Book started out slow for me but before the halfway point, I was engaged. A recommended adventure and of course romance.
While I have read a couple of Lescroart's later books, and really enjoyed, this book in the Dismas Hardy series left me flat.It just didn't have that oomph that I was looking for. I think this book centered more on the characters and what they were going through more than the actual murder that happened, which by the way was very predictable. The book was just kinda flat to me and dragged along.