Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cruel Intent by J. A. Jance

Cruel Intent is the fourth Ali Reynolds book by J.A. Jance. In this installment Ali is busy remodeling her mansion, choosing a recipient for the Askins Scholarship, dealing with identity theft, and trying to prove her contractor is not the one who murdered his philandering wife. She's also trying to plan Thanksgiving dinner and helping her son not have his grandmother take over his wedding.

For the most part, Cruel Intent is standard murder mystery/thriller fare, but the ending was so intense that I couldn't make myself put the book down when it was time for bed. I look forward to the next Ali Reynolds installment, just as I like the J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady books.

Books I've read in 2009

The Sweethearts' Knitting Club by Lori Wilde
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Shortest Distance Between Two Women by Kris Radish
Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
The Blood Ballad by Rett MacPherson
Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan
The Divorce Party by Laura Dave
Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Sisters by Canfield and Hansen
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Family Skeletons by Rett MacPherson
Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton
Fleece Navidad by Maggie Sefton
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Blood Relations by Rett MacPherson
Murder Among Us by Jonnie Jacobs
Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat A Hair by Laurie Perry
Murder Among Friends by Jonnie Jacobs
Murder Among Neighbors by Jonnie Jacobs
A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff (ARC)
The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan
T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton

Friday, January 29, 2010

Eternal on the Water

by Joseph Monninger

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