Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Waking Hours Kept Me Reading 'til the Wee Hours
It's probably no surprise that there is a supernatural undertone throughout this book since it is set in a sleepy East Coast town named Salem, and at first glance that concerns me (thinking the book is going to be a rehashing of tales from similar settings). Fortunately the plot doesn't end there. This has a real element of suspense with just a bit more than a touch of the supernatural evil that is popular in publishing today.
I really enjoyed the book, and though it is not quite as good as Lis' other series, it has me waiting for the sequel--which by the way the book ends, looks to be even better than the first in the series. I am giving this book a strong 4 stars.
See for yourself what the book is all about (no spoilers):
The DA has called Forensic Psychiatrist Dani Harris in to help unravel the mystifying case of a gruesome
murder that apparently took place at a high school party. The twisted circumstances surrounding the case leave everyone including Dani wondering how a seemingly normal teen could have pulled it off.
Tommy Gunderson, former NFL player and local boy come home is having his own set of unexplainable circumstances across town at his very secure estate. How could his state of the art security system have been breached by an elderly woman mumbling what seems to be Latin phrases, and where did she get the strength to attack him like that?
Soon Tommy's own problems are eclipsed when a boy he has been helping is accused of the party murder. Insistent on proving the boy's innocence, Tommy inserts himself into the case and back into the life of Dani, the girl he found quite interesting back in High School.
When Dani and Tommy team up to figure out what really happened they are going to get much more than they bargained for...with the case and with whatever it is that is going on between them. And just how does the attack at Tommy's house fit into the answer?
Have you read this book? Are you thinking about it? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions rendered are my own.