Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Last Policeman

For my second read in July I read, The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters.  The book follows Detective Hank Palace as he conducts a possible murder investigation when there is only six months left for humanity.  An asteroid named Maia is going to bring an end to civilization, but that doesn't stop Palace from continuing his search for justice.

This book is the first in a planned trilogy and I look forward to reading the next two in the series.  Winters writes in a concise and clean way.  He goes into detail when needed or most fitting and makes Detective Palace a guy you'd like to meet.  The book has enough surprises to keep you engaged and ends with some closure but also leaves you ready to see what happens in the trilogy's next installment.

I would recommend reading this book.  It's an enjoyable, easy read that keeps you engaged and interested.  Can't wait to see what is up next for Detective Palace!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gone Girl

For my first read in July I read, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  The story is about a married couple, Nick and Amy Dunne who live in Missouri.  On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing and Nick becomes the prime suspect of the police investigation. 

This book was awesome!  I have always enjoyed crime thrillers, but I haven't read one quite like this before.  It goes back and forth each chapter from Nick to Amy's perspective (a writing style I love) and so we learn a little bit more about them with each chapter, which makes for wonderful character development.  You go from loving to loathing characters.  You think one thing is going to happen and it goes in a totally different direction.  Nick and Amy have an interesting relationship from the get go and as the story progresses we get to see more and more of what got them into their...situation.

I would definitely recommend reading this book.  It's engaging, dark and kind of addictive. This book has several twists and turns and you probably won't be able to guess the ending.  Read it!