BOBBY'S BOOKS Reviews old and new
Title – “Still Me” by Author Jojo Moyes
The third Lou Clark novel, following the number one international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.
Lou Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is hurled into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets – not all her own – that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?
Title – “Remembering Rachel” by Author Rose Callaly
This books was first published in 2009 and written by Rachel’s mother, Rose.
Rachel Callaly was one of five children adopted by Rose and Jim and lived comfortably in Dublin. They decided to move to Australia but missed friends and family so much that they returned to Ireland via America where they had a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Rachel was a happy and friendly girl who met and fell in love with Joe O’ Reilly at age 17yrs. They married after several years and had 2 children. Unfortunately, Joe was not who he appeared to be and the dream life Rachel wanted turned out to cause enormous pain and anguish, he even wanted the children taken from her. One day Rose went to their home as she was not responding to calls and discovered Rachel’s beaten dead body in the bedroom. From there the story unfolds with an eventual arrest of Joe – A tragic, heartbreaking yet touching true story
Title – “Phantom Prey” by Author John Sandford
First published in 2008, this is another thriller by the author.
Lucas Davenport is once again brought in to assist with missing people, dead bodies and a ‘fairy’… What happened to Alyssa Austin’s daughter, Frances who has disappeared? Was she with her Goth crowd and why did she need $50,000? Then a Goth is found dead and a third body turns up, Davenport suspects something else is going on and its bad news. Is there a serial killer or a psychopath at work. A real ‘who-done-it’….. Enjoyable
Title – “LONG LOST” by Author Harlan Coben
The author has written many best selling thrillers and won awards for his novels. This one was first published in 2009.
Harlan Coben created Myron Bolitar, an ex basketball player (a knee injury put paid to his proffessional career), who runs a business with Windsor Horne Lockwood 3rd, a college roommate of incredible wealth and connections all over the world and Esperanza, a former tag-team wrestler.Myron receives a call, after a long ended affair, from Terese Collins who pleads with him to come to Paris. She tells him about her marriage, having a baby and the accident that took the child and now, the murder of ex husband Rick! She becomes a suspect and the story goes from jail cells and police to fancy hotels, private planes, foreign countries, together with stem cells (?) missing blonde children (?) and terrorists. What suspense, hard to put down…
Title – “FIELD OF PREY” by Author John Sandford
The author is a prolific series writer. This novel was first published in 2014.
He wanted them young, blonde and hung around bars to pounce – taking them to the woods to rape, assault and kill before tossing theirs bodies down a well-like hole. This went on for a long time… Then his hiding place, ‘the Black Hole’ was discovered and skull after skull was found. Enter Lucas Davenport who together with local cops would investigate the killings by questioning people, checking DNA, getting “quoted” on TV and trying to follow up every lead. He had other non-related cases involving guns, cocaine and bank robbery to work on as well. After working closely with Catrin Mattssen, his colleague Shaffer is shot while out on his own and things hot up as he obviously left clues. More questioning and then ‘Bingo’! Could there be two killers???A quick easy and exciting read…
Title “MISSING PIECES” by Author Joy Fielding
This books was first published in 1997 and I read the hard cover version available at my local library.. (the cover image may have changed over the years)
Kate Sinclair is a family therapist married to Larry, who works and plays golf, but neglects own his family. They have 2 daughters, Sara, aged 17 who is a rebellious liar and a little jealous of her younger sibling, Michelle, who is “Little Miss Perfect”
Kates mother is quite amusing and believes she is being stalked, but sadly its the early stages Alzheimers, plus she holds an ugly secret.
Then there is sister dear, Jo Lynn, a trashy dresser who attracts and marries abusive men. She now has her eye on Colin, a young good looker who has been accussed of murder many times over…
Kate meets an old school friend, Robert, who offers her a job and much more! Then the story unfolds – can Kate hold herself and her dysfunctional family together in this suspense filled novel with a twist! A must read 🙂
Title – “THE WATCHMAN” by Author Robert Crais
This author has written numerous novels, some of which have been made into movies and he has also written shows for TV. This paperback was published in 2007.
His name is Joe Pike and he is a man of few words. He has an old debt to pay someone and ends up having to protect Larkin Conner Barkley. She turns out to be a rich young lady who drives an Aston Martin and lives in a loft apartment, the block owned by her family. Early one morning she has a motor accident, nobody is hurt but she calls 911 to report the registration of the other vehicle. The driver says that they are all are fine and drives off, but Larken then sees the back seat passenger running away up the street.
Larkin will never forget this night as her whole world is about to be turned upside down. Lies, betrayal, lots of dead bodies and plenty action, plus Joe Pike……this book is well worth a read!