Friday, May 02, 2014

Book Talk

This week I have finished reading two new novels.  The first one is "Missing You" by Harlan Coben.  It's a gripping novel about murder and mayhem, of course.  Interesting take on internet dating sites.  But it was Harlan Coben at his best, and I recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.  Of course, Coben is on my very special list of mystery writers, and if you haven't read any of his works, please run, don't walk, to your nearest book dealer, whether it be library or book seller, and try some Coben.  You won't be sorry.

The second one is "Power Play" by Danielle Steel.  I haven't read anything by Steel for years.  I used to read all of her novels, but after the death of her son, her novels turned dark and I just didn't want to read them anymore.  On a whim, I picked up this new one at the library.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is a romance, with a twist.  No murder or mayhem in this one, but lots of twists and turns and surprises.  Steel has style of writing that appeals to me.  It's kinda like "Gone With the Wind" that lead us to the bedroom door, and the reader knew what was going to happen behind the door, but we didn't need all the lusty details.  This book is like that in some ways.  I have read a lot of Steel's novels, and while "Power Play' is good, my favorite by her will always be "Fine Things." 

Read on my friends!



Anvilcloud said...

I am sometimes disappointed with US mysteries -- more a fan of the British type. But I will see if this guy is carried by our library.

Anvilcloud said...

Yes, lots. Put the latest on hold.

Curley said...

I too like Harlan Coben. Thank you for telling me about this fine author. I also used to read everything by Danielle Steele but quit because, to me, all her books sounded the same. Maybe I will give her another try. Happy Reading.