It's a beautiful summer night in Portland, Oregon. Ami Vergano, a young attorney and single mother, arrives at her son Ryan's Little League game with their tenant and new friend, Dan Morelli. When the assistant coach calls in sick, Morelli seems happy to help out. But then one player roughly blocks another, and a fight erupts. Before the game ends, Ami witnesses violence that shocks and horrifies her and makes her question everything she thought she knew about Morelli.
I remember "Sleeping Beauty" from not too long ago and from the excerpt that I read someplace, thought "this is too gory for me" but somehow (in a senile moment, perhaps) I had them hold it for me - just started on it today, thinking, okay the gory part is over - we'll see - well, must admit it has me hooked as to "who done it?" -
After looking back at that forum seemed not too many were going to going to continue with it - don't know how long I will continue - as others said, have had to go back and sort out the characters also -
To the couple of readers who liked this author and/or this book, I will ask in my most FRUSTRATED voice - "Is this mother not the MOST STUPID PERSON in the entire book (I'm sure) - As Ann said in one of her responses, I wanted to reach inside the book and clutch her by the throat and yell in her face - "I thought you had some sense!!" - I guess the author had to make her do and say what she did so as to get the story into high gear and that it most certainly did - but seemed the author could have found a more intelligent way to do it - So maybe he is the one I sould be yelling at -
Again, you can tell I do tend to get "into" the book - Doris -
Did finish "Sleeping Beauty" - the book I was referring to in my frst response - I was right in my first impression of "who done it" - think most would not go with the author's first accused - was just too pat -don't know that I would recommend this author on the merit of that book - seemed to me he just kept throwing balls in the air and let them fall where they fell - the characters acted out of character - (does that make sense?) - but it did keep me reading to the end so that says something - (just keep your eye on the twisted turning road and forget the unbelievability of the characters) -
After two reads of this current book - Lost Lake - don't have an opinion as yet - does not grab me - but thought I would at least read this week's reads -
Thank you, Doris. I thought that I will start screaming like mad, because I will be the only one going to read this week book. Yelling out loud, WHAT HAPPEN TO EVERYONE LAST WEEK?
Ami Vergano is so stupid. I will never have a tenant. I hear too many bad stories about people that life in your home or on your land. So far, I have only read the Mondays read, but that's because I from Australia and I don't get the emails from the book club till the next day. But even though I don't know what Ann did or said, I know that will be something stupid.
I'm also over the moon, to read that you, Doris, like to get really "into" the book. I do it all the time. It's great read this you.
I really like this one. It's really making it easy for me get into this story. Phillip gives the readers great detail in this book. I don't know what you mean, Doris, that this book has not got a good grab on you. I know it has to me. But we are still early into the book, it may just have good begining.
I read this book a few months ago. As always, Philip Margolin has created characters the reader can enjoy and empathize with. For people who do not like stories of espionage and intrigue with a bit of gore mixed in, this perhaps is not the book for them. For those readers,
like myself, who enjoy a good adrenaline rush from time to time while
trying to outmanuever the author as to who is truly the bad guy before the end of the book, I recommend this book to you. It's a good storyline with characters that make you wonder up to the end "are they really who they say they are?" Usually I've determined who or what the red herring
is, who the bad guy is and how the story will end half way through the book. It's always a delight when an author stumps me closer to the end.
I hope you enjoyed Lost Lake as much as I did. Perhaps it is because I had just finished reading Chas. Colson's Born Again, describing in a sense what all went on during the Nixon era in politics. So this didn't seem so far fetched to me! After all, they get their ideas from some place.