Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: The Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading Agatha Christie novels! I had never read the first Jane Marple and was delighted to find a copy of it for my Nook.

Miss. Marple kept me guessing as to who the real murderer was until the end. I love that in mystery! Off to read another Dame Christie.

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Review: In Close

In Close
In Close by Brenda Novak

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am hit or miss on novels by Ms. Novak. Sometimes I enjoy them, others I need to walk away. "In Close" had me from the beginning. I couldn't put it down.

This book involves the 15 year old mystery surrounding Claire's mother's disappearance. Claire is obsessed with finding out what happened to her mother even though everyone around her tells her to let it go. On top of her grief over her mother, Claire lost her husband the previous year. This has everyone walking on egg shells around her and pushing her to let the past go so that she can heal and move on with her life.

While I read this novel, I kept trying to figure out what happened to her mother. This book has a nice balance of mystery and romance in it. I have to say that I felt that Claire's sister, who has her own problems, is very self-centered and out to destroy herself, but she doesn't mind playing the pity card when it suits her.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to others.

FTC Notice: I received a galley copy of this novel from the publisher.

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