The book starts in California, where the mother and daughter are living and hiding and hoping that they cannot be found. But one night, the mother discovers that her daughter left the windows in her room open and when she goes into check on her daughter, she finds a man standing over her daughter. During the struggle, the man is shot and killed. Then we go to modern day Massachusetts and Dr. Isles has been asked to come and watch the MRI of the mummy found in the basement of the museum. It is discovered that the mummy is not as old as they thought, this begins a search for a serial killer.
I really enjoy the Rizzoli and Isles books, almost as much as the show. I found the show first and loved it, when it went off the air, I was watching the show through HULU, I saw the credits and saw that it was based on the books by Terri Gerritsen. I started borrowing here and there as they came available.
This book is from a group of books that Gerritsen wrote for Harlequin's Mira line. It is a romantic suspense story from 1993, and boy does the age show; had I not been listening to this on audiobook, it would have been a DNF.
Miranda, a twenty-nine year old with the social and emotional intelligence of a twelve year old, just broke up with her married boyfriend/very rich boss. She quit her job and thought about packing up her house and moving away because it is too hard on her to see him around their small Maine town. He calls one night and tells her it's over with his wife and he wants to see her - as in he is on the way to her house and there is nothing to stop him. So Miranda leaves her house - UNLOCKED!!!! - and walks down to the beach/shoreline so as not to be home when he comes. After two hours, she makes her way home to find her former lover stabbed to death in her bed. Obviously, because the police officers in this rural town are stupid assholes, immediately arrest her for his murder. Chase is the now dead guy's brother and the black sheep of the family. His sister-in-law calls him home. Chase and Miranda work to figure out who is framing her and why.
I gave this two stars because it was a well-plotted, well-written mystery. This was a stupid, and emotionally stunted romance storyline. The romance unfortunately takes a lot of the time/page space, but that mystery kept me hanging on - and I totally didn't guess the real murderer right. But Miranda and Chase do belong together, if only to spare anyone else being in a relationship with their sorry asses.
My AF library is losing subscriptions to a number of databases/ebook services due to budget issues at USAFE HQ, so my Halloween Bingo list went to crap. I had hoped to use much of my library's eboo/digital audiobook stock to get my card to black out, but now I am combing through my own books to replace those that I lost access to.
This week I DNF'd two books for Halloween Bingo (Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury and In the Woods by Tana French). I have an alternative for the carnival square, but I am just not cut out to read Noir, so I am leaving this square blank. I've read The Siren by Kiera Cass (Drowning Deep square) last week and Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen (Diverse Voices), so reviews to follow.
This weekend is the our Cub Scouts pack's Rain Gutter Regatta, and the kids and my husband had a lot of fun building their boats for tomorrow. On Sunday, I am pulling babysitting duties for friends' so they can have a kid-free trip to the Harry Potter Studio tour, the last "To Do" item on their UK list before they move back to the States next month.
So this weekend's/upcoming week reading:
1. Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Relics and Curiosities)
2. Kiss Me Hard Before You Go by Shannon McCrimmon (Creepy Carnivals)
3. Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Grimm Tale)
4. Croc's Return by Eve Langlais (Shifters)
5. Eighth Grade Bites by Tony Lee et al (Dead Lands)
I have Seduction in Death (#13) for the Unlucky 13 square and Leverage in Death (#47) by JD Robb for the New Release square on request/wait list at the library. Fingers crossed they come into my possession sometime this week.
Continued good luck to those participating in Halloween Bingo and Happy Reading to all!
I borrowed this book from the library and used both a Kindle version and an audio version so that I could "read" when I was driving or knitting/crocheting.
Claire Elliott and her son, Noah, have moved to Tranquility, Maine to help him get away from a bad influence in their old hometown and to give them a chance to get over the loss of her husband and his father. They had been there since the summer when she purchased a practice from the family of a deceased doctor and she was having a hard time getting a start as she was regarded with suspicion by the people of the town. They felt that she would pack up and leave once the winter came.
She ran into issues with her son getting into trouble at school while riding his skateboard and just trying to get patients to accept her and let her do what she was taught to do, be a clinician. They wanted her to be like their old doctor and just throw pills at the problem.
One day, while she was at the hospital a teacher and kids from her son's school are brought into the hospital with gunshot wounds. She leaves to find her son and finds that he was a hero for tackling the kid with the gun. She also knows that the kid with the gun is one of her patients and she wants to treat him because he is not behaving correctly and she feels that he has some medical problem that needs to be treated. His father doesn't want her near his son and gets his friend a smug town doctor to take over the care of the child and he treats Claire like she doesn't know what she is doing.
As she goes along, another student from her son's school has a break and attacks his family and the school is experiencing many students who are fighting and getting into trouble, including her own son.
The story was very interesting and at times it made me think of another story that I had read some time ago but was just different enough to keep me interested to the end.