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.
The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver
Friends this is my review of the book The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver, which I read recently. This continues the saga of the criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. Sadly due to an accident Lincoln is trapped inside his paralysed body.
Though paralysed Lincoln uses his brilliant mind, extensive experience and his helpful partner Policewoman Amelia Sachs to track down and try to stop a hit-man who seems to be all out in killing the school girl Geneva Settle.
Geneva was working on a research project into her ancestors, when she was first attacked. She uncovers a 140 year old mystery. Lincoln and Amelia soon realise that to find the hit-man they have to first solve the 140 year old mystery.
This book is full of twists and turns that though obvious when looking back, are not at all clear until they hit you full on in the face. It is a story that will keep you in suspense right to the end, and with a string of plot twists, I am sure you will not be able to guess the final ending. To give much more away would spoil the numerous surprises that come along as one goes through the story.
This is a real page turner, and an outstanding thriller. Certainly one of the best that I have read in the last few months.
This was book 43 week 32 fiction 40 (11 on audio) non fiction 3
Friends, the sun and tennis have led to a backlog with my blog and as you will see I have not written anything for a few days, but this does not mean that I have stopped reading. So this is my review of the book Mistress of Justice by Jeffery Deaver that was read a while ago.
This was an interesting book in so much as the original version was written in the early 1990's, which I read at the time. It was then edited and updated to this current version which I have just read. Whilst I could not have told you what the original story was before reading it, when I got to a lot of the key points I knew what was then going to happen next. Though I am sure the numerous twists at the end were not the same. It kept me guessing right to the end.
So what was the book about – Lawyers, mergers, loan documents, theft and detection. Our hero Taylor Lockwood is working in one of the finest Wall Street law firms as a paralegal and is tasked with helping to find a stolen document that could change the outcome of a forthcoming merger. When not working she plays jazz piano in the local clubs.
She take this investigation very seriously and is soon delving into the private lives off all the senior lawyers that have been around on the night of the theft. A murder is then committed and things go from bad to worse. Can Taylor find the culprit before they get her?
The story goes from one twist to another as the suspects are gradually ruled out, till finally the killer is all that is left.
This was an enjoyable book as book 29 week 22 fiction 26 (6 on audio) non fiction 3
The Coffin Dancer continues the storyline of the brilliant quadriplegic criminalist Lincon Rhyme and his assistant Amelia Sachs. (When I was choosing which book to read next as I have a small pile waiting to be read, I choose this book thinking it might be an apt one whilst the paralympics were on) The sub text of the book is all about how a quadriplegic can get around and do a difficult and demanding job. One touching part of the story was when Lincon could not get his speech recognition software to respond to what he was saying due to the emotion in his voice. Anyone who has tried to use this sort of software will relate to this. It just does not work if one speaks in anything other than the flat dull normal tones, and it certainly does not cope with any forms off stress in the voice.
Anyway that is going off point a little, the story is all about a hitman, with the nickname of the coffin dancer, who is killing off protected witnesses before a court case. The book zips along at a good pace, it even has a countdown of hours at the start of each chapter so you know where it is going. That being said having thought that it is all wrapped up, there comes a couple of unexpected twists at the end of the story, one a bit more plausible than the other.
To say much more would spoil the plot line and that would be a shame, as if you like reading this sort of book then it is a good read. Not too much focus on the process of killing and enough on plot and characters to make it believable.
So this was book 24 week 16 – fiction 23 (8 on audio) non fiction 1
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