Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Review of The Bourne Deception CD

Discription by Hachette:

After Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed while in Indonesia, he fakes his death to take on a new identity and mission- to find out who is trying to assassinate him. In the process, Bourne begins to question who he really is and what he would become if he no longer carried the Bourne identity. Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt-apparently by an Iranian missile-leaving the world wondering if it was an accident or an act of aggression. A massive global team lead by Soraya Moore is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation escalates.

Bourne's search for his would-be assassin intersects with Soraya's search for the group behind the airplane bombing, Bourne is thrust into a race to prevent a new world war. But it may already be too late.

There is plenty of action and romance. (I like that stuff.) But I kept getting lost as the writers kept cutting from place to place, story line to story line and back again. And the ending didn' just made me look at my husband and go "What the??"

The reader is good except when he has 2 Russians in conversation. It is sometimes hard to differentiate between them but the accents are good. I have a problem with the lady art dealer's voice and accent which DH does not.

Daddy would have liked it. And that is the joy of books, whether in copy or voice, there is something for everyone!

Review of Love You To Death

Love You to Death
Shannon K. Butcher

It's been days since reporter Elise McBride has heard from her sister, Ashley. She's convinced Ashley has met with some kind of foul play, especially when she learns that bodies of other missing women have surfaced in and around Chicago--all victims of a brutal serial killer. Convinced her sister is still alive, Elise vows to risk everything to save her...

The last thing ex-cop Trent Brady needs is more blood on his hands. Yet when he catches Elise breaking into her sister's house, full of reckless determination and fear, he knows she needs his help. But just as desire ignites between them, a twisted madman sets his sights on Elise. Hell-bent on possessing her for himself, this psychopath won't rest until he has his perfect woman

The words above are theirs. Now for mine. First I need to thank Hachette Book Group for letting me read and review this book.

I started reading yesterday afternoon and finished it this morning. Oh yes I did! I stayed up all night reading it. What does that tell you? That is is a good book? Yes. The characters are interesting? Yes. Well developed? Yes. There are good romantic scenes? Yes, definitely! It is a good mystery? Yes. The story pulls you along? Yes. OK. We get it; it's a good book.


But, what?

Do not start reading this when you get home for work. Wait until Saturday morning. Why? Because if you are where I was at bed time, you will want to get to the happy ending for fear that if you don't, you will have nightmares. The bad guy is like Dr. Frankenstein trying to recreate his love.

This is definitely a romantic thriller; not I would call a "cozy mystery".

You are forewarned!