Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Jury of One" by David Ellis



Jury of One by David Ellis is an intricate plot with several surprises along the way.  Shelly, an attorney who defends youth in civil suits because she believes in second chances, leaves her comfort zone and takes a criminal case, defending a 16-yr-old accused of drug dealing and killing a cop.  The kid is not straight with her and she pretty much has to guess what actually happened along with the reader when Alex and Ronnie, his best friend who is like a brother to him, look out for each other.  As Shelly defends Alex, her past comes back to haunt her and more and more secrets are revealed as the trial goes forward, leading to a big surprise ending. 

This is a good book filled with mystery, loyalty, legal procedures, dirty cops and family secrets.  I liked the main characters and the story line kept my interest.  
(Karen's review, 4 stars)  
 

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Think Twice" by Lisa Scottoline is a Doozy We Both Likded! (Updated)



Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline is about identical twin girls, but other than looks, they are very different!  When the one twin does unspeakable acts to the other, this novel takes off!  Think Twice is really good with plenty of action and a great ending.  
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars) 

Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline is full of unbelievable cruelty from Bennie Rosato’s identical twin, Alice, who was raised in foster care and made a mess of her life.  Bennie is a successful attorney who owns her own firm but when she accepts a dinner invitation from Alice, she wakes up in a box buried alive!  Alice goes on to impersonate her twin and take over her life in the hopes of getting a new start.  It’s hard to believe anyone could really be this cruel, and I even wonder how authors can think up this stuff.  The book has plenty of action including gun play, chase scenes and even some sweetness tossed in for good measure.  I found myself thinking, “Oh, wow!” over and over as Alice continued to be a real piece of work in making her sister’s life miserable.


Although Think Twice isn’t realistic at all, I enjoyed reading it because I wanted to see Alice get caught—she was so bad!  I really liked Bennie’s boyfriend, Grady, and her co-worker, Judy, but thought the psychic cousin made this seem more like fantasy than real life.  The ending was pretty good with a bit of a surprise thrown in which I liked!    This book showed me how important it is to keep any written passwords away from my computer—I’m going to move mine!
(Karen's review, 5 stars) 

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: 3 This Week



Gerard's:
  
Her puppets should be safe in the car overnight, but what if they weren't?  She needed them.  They were all she had left, and if she lost them, she might disappear altogether.

From page 8 of Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phllips(Just finished this last week but it's so good, I wanted to do a teaser from it-- click link to see my review)
"I don't know what to do," he whispered.  "I have to help.  I have to know what's going on.  She's my daughter, for God's sake.

From page 9 of Vanished by Kendra Elliot.

Karen's: 

"You keep your mouth shut about this visit, and Baniewicz pleads guilty."  The gun moved against the base of her throat. 

From page 58 from Jury of One by David Ellis.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just pick two sentences from the book you are reading.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"Vanished" by Kendra Elliot

Vanished by Kendra Elliot starts out with a young girl missing.  Who took her and why?  The two detectives working this case soon form a relationship.  This book has pretty good action that kept me turning pages.  I liked all the characters and the ending was good.
(Gerard's review, 5+ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

"Heroes Are My Weakness" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is about a girl named Annie.  She goes back to a place that only holds terror for her and to a man who betrayed her.  Annie will not forget or forgive.  This is really good!  I loved Annie and liked the male lead too.  What made the book was Annie's interaction with her puppets which I loved!  There is also good action in it.
(Gerard's review, 5+ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!
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