Having actually done a lot of work on my own book I have been taking a break and doing some reading and relaxing. Much as I love writing it has been great to pick up and read some books by other writers. This weeks offering is an excellent Thriller by Lisa Gardner.
I love all of Lisa Gardner's books and this latest offering did not let me down. A family is kidnapped and you get to see the story from the viewpoint of the Kidnappers, The family and the Investigators. Tessa Leoni, a Private Detective from previous Gardner books, is also investigating the case. This book is gripping and held my attention throughout. As a writer Gardner has the ability to draw you in and place you right at the centre of the story and the characters lives. The writing is clever, creating just the right amount of tension. In fact the tension keeps you wanting to read more. This is the sign of a good thriller.
Nothing in this book is as it seems and there are a fair few surprises throughout. The characters are well drawn and believable and I found myself loving and hating them in turns. I did not expect the ending at all and was taken completely by surprise. I loved this book and would highly recommend it. If you have read Lisa Gardner books previously you will not be disappointed with this one. If you haven't you could start with this one and you will definitely want to read others. She is a highly skilled writer and this is evident in the pages of this book.
This was the perfect book for a break from my own writing. However, I am now on to the next one. What is it you may ask? Well all will be revealed in my next blog which I promise will be coming soon. Until then, pick up a good book, immerse yourself in its pages, and escape to another world. Whatever book or genre it may be. Enjoy.