Jeffery Deaver is an author who’s quite well known in book circles, but this was the first time I was reading one of his works. The book, a crime fiction, one of my favorite genres, introduced the investigator Kathryn Dance. I’ve only read a few crime fictions with a female protagonist, so it felt promising, even as I read the back blurb.
XO is the tale of Kayleigh Towne, a singer, who finds that she is being stalked by Edwin Sharp, a fan who becomes obsessed after a short interaction with her over mail. Sharp persists in his endeavors even after Kayleigh’s lawyers warn him not to. When accidents and deaths begin to happen around Kayleigh at a concert, the first suspect, and one who shows up on his own in the vicinity, is Sharp. But is he really that obsessed to take things to that personal a level? Continue reading “Book Review: XO, by Jeffery Deaver”
I’m not that big a fan of historical fiction, but I devour thrillers on a regular basis. When it’s a thriller based from history, there are very few authors who step up to the plate as brilliant as Steve Berry. I have read a couple of his books before, and after that, I’ve been a fan of his writing. Continue reading “Book Review: The Lincoln Myth, by Steve Berry”
Right. Sequels. I checked out the definition of the word once I started reading Sycamore Row. I wasn’t wrong in my understanding of course, but just wanted to clarify. Is Sycamore Row a sequel to A Time to Kill, or a standalone second book that features some of the characters who were prominent in the first book? I feel it is more of the latter than the former, but it is a sequel in the sense that it continues the theme of racism and the defense of blacks by white attorney Jake Brigance. There are other returning characters of course, but the story of A Time to Kill doesn’t continue here. So other than character sketches of these returning characters, Sycamore Row is a book you can read as a standalone novel. Continue reading “Book Review: Sycamore Row, by John Grisham”
Non-fiction isn’t my cup of tea, as many of my readers and friends know. Non-fiction spirituality is even more out of my comfort zone than the genre in general, but this book came to me as a surprise (or shock). From an author who has written a lot of books, and a Conversations with God series, this book is set to explore the messages from those nine conversations in a simpler way. Continue reading “Book Review: What God Said, by Neale Donald Walsch”