Thursday, March 26, 2015

Book Review-Now You See Me





If you have been reading these reviews for any length of time, you know that I like unreliable narrators.  If you do too, or if you like a good mystery, I've got a book for you!
I just finished Now You See Me by S J. Bolton.  The book starts with Lacey, a young London detective, going to her car only to find a woman who had been brutally attacked moments before.  The murder looked a lot like Jack the Ripper's work.  Lacey is at first treated like a witness, but when a second murder occurs that looks similar to Jack the Ripper's second murder, Lacey's knowledge of him allows her into the investigation.  One of the other detectives thinks that Lacey is somehow involved in the murders.  As the tension grows-will there be another murder, are the victims related-we start to wonder the same, but then, no, but then, maybe.
I liked this book because the plot was interesting and I liked the challenge of figuring out if or how Lacey was involved.  The writing was very good, the characters were well filled out and believable in their actions.  The Jack the Ripper angle was very well done, although I think the description of one of the murders was a bit graphic for my tastes.  The twist at the end was very satisfying, like putting in the final piece of a puzzle.

Now You See Me
Now You See Me
By Bolton, S. J.
2012-04 - Minotaur Books
9781250001634 Check Our Catalog
From the author of "Blood Harvest." An enigmatic London police officer finds herself at the heart of a serial-killer investigation with uncanny ties to Jack the Ripper. …More


Other books by the same author.
Dead Scared
Dead Scared
By Bolton, S. J.
2013-03 - Minotaur Books
9781250022561 Check Our Catalog
London Police officer Lacey Flint must go deep undercover to stop whoever is preying on Cambridge students in the sequel to Bolton's widely acclaimed "Now You See Me" in another work of brilliant psychological suspense that plumbs the most sinister depths. …More


Lost
Lost
By Bolton, S. J.
Author Bolton, Sharon
2013-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250028563 Check Our Catalog
Ten-year-old Barney has been on a quest to find his mother since she left when Barney was just a toddler. But everything changes when children about Barney's age--and all from the same neighborhood where he lives--start disappearing and turning up gruesomely murdered. …More


A Dark and Twisted Tide
A Dark and Twisted Tide
By Bolton, Sharon
2014-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250028587 Check Our Catalog

Lacey Flint, Sharon Bolton's enigmatic protagonist, has been living in a houseboat on the River Thames, and she's becoming a part of London's weird and wonderful riverboat community. Against her friends' better judgment, she's taken up swimming in the Thames, and she feels closer than ever to Detective Mark Joesbury, despite his involvement in a complicated undercover case. For the first time …More


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Deception
Deception
By Mina, Denise
2005-05 - Back Bay Books
9780316058575 Check Our Catalog
"Glasgow writer Mina has carved a niche for herself writing about very mean Scottish streets and slums and very desperate and depraved characters. Mina takes a walk on the posh side here, as she examines the case of a woman psychiatrist convicted of murdering her serial-killer lover."--"Booklist." …More


The Likeness
The Likeness
By French, Tana
2009-05 - Penguin Books
9780143115625 Check Our Catalog
French presents the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the "New York Times"-bestselling psychological thriller "In the Woods." …More


Vertigo 42
Vertigo 42
By Grimes, Martha
2014-06 - Scribner Book Company
9781476724027 Check Our Catalog
In her latest Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes delivers the newest addition to the bestselling series "The Washington Post" calls "literate, lyrical, funny, funky, discursive, bizarre." The inimitable Scotland Yard Superintendent returns, now with a tip of the derby to Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo."
Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the forty-second floor of an
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