Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday!


Joining Jill at Breaking the Spine for this Wednesday Meme..
This is were we post what books are being released soon that
we can't wait to get our hands on and read.
Here is my pick! Can't wait to see yours..

From Booklist
*Starred Review* Boston police detective D. D. Warren returns in another gripping thriller. A family is murdered, apparently by the father (who, it seems, barely failed to take his own life after killing his wife and young children). But soon there are questions, the most pressing of which is, Why would this man, apparently out of the blue, slaughter his own family? Is it possible that someone else was the killer, perhaps another member of the family? In addition to telling a compelling story, Gardner also explores an issue that is rarely discussed in fiction: children who are psychotic. In first-person chapters narrated by other characters (Victoria, a mother at her wits’ end; Danielle, survivor of a family slaughter), she eases the reader into unfamiliar territory, telling us about children—like Evan, Victoria’s eight-year-old son—who are capable of astonishing violence, including plotting to murder their own parents. Gardner has never shied away from creepy, psychologically twisted stories, but this may be her most unsettling. The notion of murderous children may be off-putting enough to make some readers avoid the book. That would be a mistake: Gardner never sensationalizes her story, and the book ends with a resolution that is creatively and emotionally appropriate. An excellent novel. --David Pitt

5 comments:

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

My mom reads Lisa Gardner however her books would give me nightmares - I'm just too much of a wimp :)

Have a great day!

Josette said...

Sounds like an exciting mystery to solve! I'd like to check the book out. :)

bookfanmary said...

I haven't read this author but I've seen a lot of buzz about the book!

Kaye said...

I was fortunate enough to get an arc and it is a riveting read to say the least. For wimps, don't read at night just before bedtime. :)

Linda said...

I love a good mystery....this might be for me. Right now I'm reading The Brides series by NR....very fluffy, but I'm liking it.

Happy 4th of July to you Joy...hugs, Linda