Whew, I've been abandoning a lot of books lately. Some I know pretty quickly that they aren't what I want to read; I've read over 50% of others (hoping that somehow the experience will be salvaged) before giving up. Sometimes it's the book and sometimes it's me--for whatever reason.
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Sunday, August 08, 2021
Tahoe Death Fall by Todd Borg and Miscellaneous Nonsense
er review of the latest in the series caught my interest, so I started with the first in the series. If I liked it, I'd have many books to keep me distracted from the real world.
And I did like it and will read the next book. The excruciatingly long plane escape was more interruption than suspense for me, but any other implausible elements bothered me not in the least. Owen and Street are great characters for a series, and I even hope Jennifer appears in future books. She is too interesting to be wasted on just one book, and I'd like to see her grow up in the series. Not that I actually expect that, but it doesn't hurt to hope.
from description: When 14-year-old Jennifer Salazar approaches Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna, she explains that her identical twin sister Melissa died 8 years before on their 6th birthday. Now, at the ripe old age of 14, Jennifer has come to believe that her sister's death was not the accident that everyone says. When McKenna investigates, he uncovers a long-buried secret that is still driving a murderer to kill. McKenna is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because McKenna believes that Jennifer is next to die... (less)
A fast and easy read, with a Great Dane named Spot, interesting characters, and a plot that kept me wondering. This is exactly what I need right now: escapism. I suspect Tahoe Death Fall is one of those series that gets better as you become invested with the characters, and I'm eager to find out. The first book in the Owen McKenna series makes the most of the location, introduces characters, includes a love interest based on friendship and respect, and provides plenty of suspense.
There are now 15 books in the series, so I will have a reliable "go to" when needed.
Mystery/Suspense. 2001. Print length: 258 pages.
Crafting: I keep making the Nightmare Catchers--but now, I'm feeling the Halloween vibe. Maybe I'll get out my Halloween fabric to make the next ones. This is the time I usually start getting in the mood for Halloween characters.
Currently Reading: In this case, listening to The Bombay Prince by Suhata Massey. :)
Recently Finished: The Riverwoman's Dragon by Candace Robb and Better Off Dead (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child/Andrew Child.
Gardening: too hot!