One of the good things of being self employed is being able to vary ones working day, but there is a downside to this work does not stop at 5 or when ever you stop work, it stops when the work that needs to be done is done. This does mean that when things get busy, there is not time for updating blogs. Also my reading went into the slow lane, as was too shattered to do much.
During the remainder of August I read a little and these three books take me up to the 52 books and I will record them as being read in 43 weeks
Book 50 Solitude Creek by Jeffery Deaver
Book 51 Simple Genius by David Baldacci
Book 52 Wars of the Roses by Conn Iggulden
I am sorry to say I do not have time to write any detailed form of review other than to record that I read them. Hopefully over the next few weeks things will get back into balance and I can spend so more time on this.
This is my review of the book Zero Day by David Baldacci, which I have read recently. It is always interesting to note in a book the font size and the number of words per page. The version I had of this book, had quite a large font size and fairly few words per page compared to other books, so it was a big fat book, of over 600 pages, but I zoomed through it.
The hero of the story is John Puller, who is a top investigator with the US Army, and he is called to look into the death of a whole family that has high military connections.
The murder took place in an area known for it's mining activity, and very soon the body count is zooming upwards. Helping John is the local homicide detective Samantha Cole.
Family relations and things being not quite what they seem, make the story twist and turn on almost every page.
The story charges along as a roller coaster ride against time – Can they stop a very major disaster happening, and does have an unexpected twist at the end.
An enjoyable read as book 7 week 5 – fiction 7 (1 on audio) non fiction 0
I know that I have already read First Family by David Baldacci and reading Split Second is reading them in the wrong order. But prequels are all the rage. This book gives the story of how our two detectives start working together.I did not think that it mattered that I had read a book that comes later in the series before reading this book.
The two heroes of the story are Sean King and Michelle Maxwel and they both were working for the Presidential Protection Service when things go wrong on their respective watch's. Even though there is an eight year gap between events, it comes to light that they are linked together, and the plot weaves an intricate pattern slowly revealing how.
The story evolves, like slowly peeling back the skin of an onion, and manages to keep one guessing right to the end. The only thing that is certain is that our heroes will be OK, even though everyone is out to get them as we know they are in the next book.
An enjoyable read as book 35 week 24 fiction 33 (9 on audio) non fiction 2
This was a fairly straight forward mystery thriller, that started with the kidnap of the first lady's niece Willa and progressed from there. The characters were largely present and the real mystery was why was she kidnapped, and following on from that where was she being held so she could be rescued.
Of course our “famous” private detectives Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, were called in and they somehow manage to solve the mystery, when the normal secret services could not. Though part of the mystery is of course the dark secrets that the President is hiding, and which will spoil his re-election. The story ends with a spectacular couple of twists, which adds to the pleasure of the read. Can't say much more really otherwise would spoil the plot.
All good fun and an enjoyable easy read as book 4 week 2 - fiction 4 (2 on audio) non fiction 0
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