Saturday, June 23, 2012


THOSE WE LOVE MOST by Lee Woodruff was a good book.  I am not usually one to read non-mystery books but I am trying to broaden my horizons.  The Munson family is very like most families out there in that they love each other and stick together in good times and bad.  The times are bad after daughter, Maura's son is hit and killed by a car on the way to school with his mother, Maura in tow.  Maura looks away and James, the son, rides his bike into the street in the path of an oncoming teen driver.  This is about how they deal with their guilt and grief.  Roger the patriarch of the family has his own guilt to deal with because of circusstances of his making.  And to top it all off can they withstand another tragedy that befalls the family?  This book was interesting not a kind of on the edge of your seat way but a could we deal with all this way.  I would recommend the book.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez

This book was excellent. It was a very convoluted and far reaching mystery. Franck Sharko is a seasoned policeman working on a possible murder when he meets Lucie a fairly new officer from a different region in France. He immediately sees himself in her, an obsessed, relentless investigator. Lucie is working on a case that hasn't really become a case yet. A friend of Lucie's is blinded by watching a movie and the doctors cannot figure out how. These two cases eventually intersect and lead them to Egypt, the Foreign Legion, Canada, and even the CIA. The film maker has imbedded the answers in his movie, the one that blinded Lucie's friend.