Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Somebody I Used to Know
This is a convoluted, twisting story filled with somewhat unbelievable coincidences that lead to a young girl's death and a mystery about who's really dead, who is leading a strange life and what really happened 20 years ago. It's a story of past wrongs and people that are determined to get revenge, no matter what.
The end was a mess of different characters coming together in unexpected ways, finding fault and sacrificing for and with each other in ways that flowed together into one story line that again was a bit too much to be believable.
But, I will say that it was a nice, fast read and I remained involved and interested the entire way through, even if I was rather scoffing in places. It's a good summer book to escape into.
July 7, 2015
The breakout author of The Forgotten Girl and Cemetery Girl, “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time” (Suspense Magazine) delivers a new novel about a man who is haunted by a face from his past....
When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.
The next morning the police arrive at Nick’s house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She’s been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket.
Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa’s death. But the young woman’s murder is only the beginning...and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies.