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Friday, December 12, 2008

Murder, madness, money, mayhem...

On the Woman's Bookshelf

I have been reading some very good books lately. I recently finished reading the second book in Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it especially since I am reading it with my BFF Frankie. Now, I'm in the middle of reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, and I know I don't have to tell you how good that it. Seems like that book series and movie have taken on a life of its own and fans are growing by leaps and bounds.

Two other books on my just-read list are Child of Darkness Child of Light by Dennis Dufour and Dying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey. Both books are exceptional reads. Dufour's book is a novel that delves inside the mind of a psychologically disturbed child and future serial killer.

Child of Darkness follows Detective Simon Reynolds as he pursues a serial killer who is leaving him sickening clues on his victims. In the meantime, Reynolds is fighting demons from his past that keep rising up in his nightmares. The author weaves this story in a way that forces you to keep reading in order to find out who will be victorious in the end. Will it be the good guy or the bad guy?

In Dickey's book, Dying for Revenge, one minute the main hit man Gideon shows us his good guy side as a tortured soul who is simply seeking the truth and trying to survive. And the next minute you see him as a savage killer who was trained to end another human life. But it's the uncertainty of such a dangerous business that ultimately betrays him resulting in a fight for his own life. Now it's the assassin who has a price on his head.

Things go sour when a client leaves out vital information regarding a hit Gideon is hired to do. He goes after the client who doesn't take kindly to being threatened. This high-powered politician involves Gideon in a cat and mouse game that always leads to a fight to the death.

Dying for Revenge is laced with enticing sex scenes, fast-paced drama, edge-of-your-seat action, unending suspense and all the mystery of a good read. But this is not surprising to me. Dickey is a New York Times Bestselling author and I have really enjoyed every book I've read of his. One of my favorites is Chasing Destiny (look it up and check it out when you get the chance), but I must admit that since I enjoyed Dying for Revenge so much I am going to have to go back and read the two books that I missed Sleeping with Strangers and Walking with Enemies.

If you liked this bookshelf moment as much as I hope you did then take a moment to browse some of my other Bookshelf columns.

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