Hide and Seek
by James Patterson (Goodreads Author)
It was nice to read a novel that was actually written by Patterson himself, before he started publishing underlings with cookie-cutter stories. I’d forgotten that the man can weave a good tale.
Hide and Seek is a murder/mystery story that moves along at a good pace with plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested.
The different points of view bring you closer to the characters and let you inside ‘their’ story.
I liked the main character and it was easy to root for her throughout the book, whether she was guilty or not.
Hide and Seek is a good book and easy read.
The Crossing (Harry Bosch, #18; Mickey Haller, #6; Harry Bosch Universe, #27)
by Michael Connelly (Goodreads Author)
I have to say Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch are two of my favorite men, the author and one of his characters. In “The Crossing” Connnelly writes a crossover novel with one of his other characters, The Lincoln Lawyer, bringing the two series’ together in one great story.
Connelly is a master at building up the momentum to the point where you’re flipping pages faster than burgers at McDonald’s.
The Crossing is about the newly retired Bosch helping his half brother, lawyer Mickey Haller, get a suspected murderer out of jail. It is crossing the line for Bosch, who spent his career putting killers in jail.
Beautiful Lie the Dead (Inspector Green Mystery, #8)
by Barbara Fradkin (Goodreads Author)
I have trouble getting into novels written by female authors, mostly because of what I call excessive fluff…too much detail about things that I really don’t care about…like deep back story from secondary characters.
Having said that, I’ve come to learn that female readers tend to enjoy that sort of thing. After becoming an author myself, I’ve also learned that 80% of all readers are female. So there it is, a lesson learned.
I’d never heard of this Canadian author so it was a good learning experience for me to see how a fellow Canuck author does it. I enjoyed the story and characters, but thought the plot was a bit predictable for a mystery novel. It just didn’t reach out and grab me enough to receive that fourth star.