Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Ophelia Cut

THE OPHELIA CUT by John Lescroart is his usual great story.  He always has good mysteries in which you don't always find an answer.  Moses, Dismas,Gina and Abe are tied together by an age old secret that may or may not have been criminal.  But when Moses loses sobriety everyone is afraid he will "spill his guts".   Moses daughter is raped and he is thrown over the edge.  Her assailant is found murdered.  Did Moses do it in a drunken state?  There are others who have motive but the judge will not let Dismas use the third person murderer defense so how will he get Moses off of this murder conviction?  And then in walks his alibi which will keep Moses out of jail and safe from telling his long kept secret.  But all of a sudden that fear is no longer.

Friday, March 1, 2013


The DARKLING by R B Chesterton the pseudonym for Carolyn Haines recipient of many awards. Wow! I could not put this book down.  Mimi's the live in governess and tutor for the new family in town.  The Henderson's have bought the run down estate in Coden, Alabama and restored it to its original beauty and extravagance.  Bur, Mimi's grandmother asks the Henderson's to foster a 16 year old girl who has amnesia and everything turns evil.  Where did this young girl come from and what is going on around her.  Annie is not what she seems and people start dying or going a bit insane.  Before all of this comes to an end the terrible true must come out.  Very good book, hard to put down, the end is surprising and I wanted to get there quickly.  The book will be released in April. Get it!