Thursday, May 28, 2009

Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl

This book was recommended by Bill O'Reilly, on his nightly show. He interviewed Lis Wiehl, a Fox news commentator, and after listening to her talk about the book, I just had to get it from the library! She wrote this book along with April Henry, a mystery author.

Seventeen year old Katie Converse is a Senate page in D.C and is home for Christmas break visiting her parents in Portland, OR when she disappears while walking the family dog.

This case attracts the attention of three women, FBI agent Nicole Hedge, Federal Prosecutor, Allison Pierce and TV reporter Allison Shaw who make up their mind that they are determined to find Katie and bring her kidnapper to justice.

Only, things take on a whole new perspective when it's found out that Katie wasn't the picture of innocence that her parents portrayed her as. When it's found out that she had an affair with a Senator and the Senator's career could be in jeopardy if this hits the news, the plot thickens and it's a road of twists and turns till the ending.

Great book!!! Can't wait till her next one comes out in April of 2010 called "Hand of Fate".

Before Green Gables

Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson

What a FUN FUN read!!! If you have read the Green Gables series....and even if you haven't.....you have to go get this book and read it.

This is an authorized prequel to the popular series by L. M. Montgomery's classic series about the red-haired orphan knows as Anne of Green Gables!! (With an E)

Set in Nova Scotia, the author allows us to get to know Anne's parents and then follow her after she is orphaned at 3 months old by her school teacher parents.

We read as Anne ends up in a myriad of foster homes, through various circumstances and watch her build up hope, that finally she found a home, only to find that once again happiness is snatched away from her.

Until finally, she goes to an orphanage and then is adopted by the Cuthbert's.

FUN and interesting read!!!


Columbine by David Cullen

Ten years after the Columbine tragedy, David Cullen offers his eyewitness testimony and research that went into his telling of this horrific event.

It does take some getting used to as he jumps back in forth in time, but he gives insight into the massacre and suicides and clarifies misconceptions that soon followed the tragedy.

He includes not only survivor interviews, writings from Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold but also gleanings from police reports.

He documents his resources at the end of the book.

This book was a very interesting read, not only because it's a true event but because he offers so much information and insight into the two boys that performed this act and the survivors as well.

The Judges

The Judges by Elie Wiesel

I don't know what my problem was with this book. Yes, I did make myself finish it, but I also found myself skipping parts because it seemed the book skipped forward and back in time and it just didn't keep my interest. I really have to say, it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I guess I still am a little confused about it all.

Please, someone read it and let me know what I missed out on....cause I don't think I would recommend it to anyone.

Here is what my library had to say about the book:

It's hardly surprising that Le Monde called this latest from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wiesel astonishing, though harrowing is another word that comes to mind. When a plane bound for New York from Tel Aviv makes an emergency landing, five passengers find refuge with a stranger who slowly compels them to reexamine their lives. Then he announces that the least worthy will die.

Blood of the Prodigal

Blood of the Prodigal by Paul L. Gaus

This mystery is set in Ohio among the Amish. A Bishop's grandson, Jeremiah, disappears. The bishop turns to a local "English" professor to help locate the boy, as he really doesn't want the whole matter to go public by contacting authorities. He feels that the grandson is with his father, who was banished from the community 10 years earlier.

Eventually, the Bishop's Son is found.....dead......shot to death near the Bishop's farm...but still no sign of his grandson.

With no other recourse, the case does go public as the professor works with the sheriff and his deputy to solve the murder and find the grandson.

Mystery Read-A-Thon


I just joined a 12 hour Mystery Read A Thon over at http://mysteryreadathon.blogspot.com/

It will be June 7th, you pick the 12 time slot :-)

First time I have ever done anything like this, but it sounds FUN!!! One whole day set aside to do nothing but read mysteries.

Come on over and join me!!!