September 2012 books

I thoroughly enjoyed this, but if you haven’t read the Faith Fairchild series (this is book 20) you might not so much. There wasn’t a mystery until page 102 and no ‘body in the boudoir’ until page 120 (out of 238). I didn’t care, though, because I liked the rest of the story so much.
I liked the first few books in this series, they’re going downhill fast. The premise behind the first book was a group who liked to study famous historical murders being confronted by a real murder. However, the group then disbanded and hasn’t played any role in the rest of the books, leaving them kind of anchorless.

This was published in May of 2012 and people were excited for a new book from Tess Gerritsen (who writes the Rizzoli & Isles series the TNT show is based on) only to find out it was a reprint. It was originally published in 1993 and is a combo mystery/romance, predating Gerritsen’s psycological thriller days. Since I got the book from the library, I wasn’t as angry as all the people who bought the book expecting something new, but I was a bit thrown. Gerritsen has come a long way since her romance novel days, but this was a quick, entertaining read.


I read this for Chicken Book Club (formerly called Twitter Book Club, until we discovered there were too many of those) and I loved it. Loved. Once I started it, I couldn’t stop. I can’t imagine how much work went into lining up all the little details and weaving them together. (You should read it, too, and join us for book club on October 24th!)

Comments

  1. I liked Boudoir too. It got bad reviews from her “fans” but I thought it was a better written story than some of the others.
    Alice is “in transit” from the library for me. I wasn’t as big a fan of Gone Girl as most. And I have several Tess Gerritsen books on my list this month too :)

  2. I still haven’t gotten my copy of What Alice Forgot from the library, but I’m so glad it’s a good one this month!

  3. Oh, What Alice Forgot. I finished it last night. I was … underwhelmed. I could not suspend disbelief. I don’t want to say more than that and risk spoiling anyone else, but I’m looking forward to Chicken Book Club (I didn’t remember that was this month’s book when I grabbed it from the e-library, lucky!) so I can better understand what everyone liked about it.