What Norma is Reading!

The ChemistThe Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

From Goodreads:  She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realises it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

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Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Two Days GoneTwo Days Gone by Randall Silvis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read:  December 11 to 13, 2016

Review by Norma

I have never read anything by RANDALL SILVIS before and I thought that TWO DAYS GONE was a fairly good murder mystery/thriller with aspects of it written like a literary fiction novel. I really enjoyed the authors writing style and the narrative throughout this story as it was very interesting and entertaining, which is actually what made me appreciate this book so much more.

The story was told in two different points of view that of Thomas Huston a writer and professor who was accused of murder and Detective Ryan DeMarco who was tracking him down. I actually really enjoyed both of these characters; they were funny, witty, and a bit sarcastic with each of them dealing with their own personal struggles.

The story unravels slowly as we follow along with Detective DeMarco’s investigation, learning all the different facts and sides of the people involved. You can’t help but feel for Huston that there must be a reasonable explanation for his actions.

It was an interesting, enjoyable, steady-paced, quick and easy read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend!!


Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book.

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What Brenda is Reading

The Passage (The Passage, #1)The Passage by Justin Cronin

From Goodreads:  An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.


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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The Kind Worth KillingThe Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read December 11 to 13, 2016

B’s Thoughts

The Kind Worth Killing is a wicked and fascinating story that drew me into a game of cat and mouse. The characters are captivating and malicious. They are so unlikable, I liked them. Lily’s voice is heard the most and throughout the story. Even though she is a horrible person the way she justifies her actions and the actions of other towards her had me rooting for her in their game of cat- and- mouse. That’s good writing.

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