Sunday, January 19, 2020

"Child's Play" by Danielle Steel is between a Hallmark Movie and a Lifetime Movie

In Child's Play by Danielle Steel, Kate Morgan is a senior partner at a big law firm in New York.  She had to overcome the death of her husband when she was in her 30s having to raise three children--2 girls, 1 boy.  It was tough, but she did it and she is proud of them.  Life is good, but life has a way of changing as Kate is going to discover!  This book was like a mix between a Hallmark movie and a Lifetime flick.  I enjoyed all the characters, especially Kate's mother.  I does not take much brain power to figure how all this is going to play out, but I enjoyed it anyway.
(Gerard's review, 5 stars) 

Teaser from page 30:  Kate knew that was true.  She believed that you had to set the bar high.  They were al successful in their chosen fields, no one had made any terrible mistakes, and Kate liked it that way.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

"Recursion" by Blake Crouch is Wild!

Recursion by Blake Crouch is quite a book!  Imagine living in a world where people have vivid memories of something except those memories are false!  How does one figure out which memories are true?  It is enough to drive people mad.  This is a wild book to say the least. To me, this book started out slow, but when I got into it, I can see why it was one of the most popular books of 2019!  The two main characters are Barry, a cop, and Helena Smith, a neuroscientist.  The second half of this book is filled with action that more than makes up for the start.
(Gerard's review, 5+ stars)

Teaser from page 151:  "If memory is unreliable, if the past and the present can simply change without warning, then fact and truth will cease to exist.  How do we live in a world like that?  This is why we're seeing an epidemic of suicides."

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

"The Passengers" by John Marrs was a Page Turner for Me

Imagine being in a car that you have no control of.  That is what happens in The Passengers by John Marrs!  This is what a few people in this novel face and they are told that the end of their ride will probably end very badly for them.  The mystery is Who is doing this and why were these people chosen?

I greatly enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down.  There is plenty of good action and enough twists that I did not know what bombshell was going to drop!  I enjoyed all the characters and the writing made this book fly by!  This is my first "Must Read" recommendation of 2020.
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Teaser from page 9:  "Neither of those things matter right now," the voice replied.  "The only thing you need to know at this point is that two hours and thirty minutes from now, it is highly likely that you will be dead."

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

"The End and Other Beginnings" by Veronica Roth was Disappointing

The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth is a collection of six short stories. The first one and the third one were okay, the other four, not so much. The writing was not very good at all.
(Gerard's review, 3 stars) 

Teaser from page 3 of (Inertia):  I didn't want to share a consciousness with Matt.  I didn't even want to be in the same room as him.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Loved "Keeping Lucy" by T. Greenwood

Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood is based on a true story.  Ginny gives birth to a baby girl and names her Lucy.  At birth, the doctor tells her that her daughter is going to be a special needs child.  Her husband's father is a very rich and influential person.  He finds a way to keep Lucy out of sight and hopefully out of mind for Ginny.  But, things get out of control and Ginny goes to get her child back--this time for keeps! 

I was into this book from page 1.  This book rang true to me.  The story flowed along well and I enjoyed Ginny very much!  LOVED IT!
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Teaser from page 9:  "This is all a terrible mistake," she said, yanking her hand from his and swinging her legs over the edge of the bed to get up.  Her head felt swimmy and she could still taste the acrid vomit at the back of her throat.

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