Archive for July, 2014

Good rainy Sunday morning! I hope this finds you well.

This blog is going to be short and sweet, and the read for this week was Rogue Island, another one by Bruce DeSilva. When homes in a certain section of Rhode Island start to burn down at a frenzied pace, main character and newspaper reporter Liam Mulligan makes it his mission to find out who’s responsible for torching the neighborhood he grew up in. While authorities are baffled and the public turns to vigilante justice, Mulligan systematically follows the clues that lead him to the people behind the crimes, nearly paying the ultimate price for his findings. Fast-paced with both humor and poignancy, this is a good read, especially for a rainy New England day like today.

Next up with be Hounded, by David Rosenfelt, one of my very faves. His latest book came out on my birthday, so that was an extra-special present I wasn’t expecting, and so far it’s great. ‘Til next week, happy reading! 🙂

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Good Sunday morning! It’s a beautiful day in New England, and I hope the same is true wherever you are.

This week’s book was Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva. I recommended a different book of his a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it so much that I immediately decided to read Cliff Walk. And okay, I liked it well enough that I just downloaded another one, Rogue Island. Of course, I’m reading them completely out-of-order, but what else is new? Let’s just say Bruce has a new fan.

Anyway, this book sees main character Liam Mulligan, Rhode Island newspaper journalist and solver-of-crimes, looking into some really heavy, bothersome topics. When it seems that the owner of a number of strip joints goes missing, ostensibly murdered, Liam is directed to look into it.  The path leads him to some seedy people and unsavory topics–with ties to missing kids–and he wonders if the strip joint kingpin also had something to do with child pornography. Add to the mess some children’s body parts found in a rural part of the state, and you’ve got yourself a whole lot of bad guys who need to be stopped.

This book had some heavy topics, but in my opinion it wasn’t too graphic or drawn out enough to wreck the story. I wouldn’t say it’s a “light read” but it definitely makes you thankful for the good guys out on the streets who are willing to make our world a better place. ‘Til next week, happy reading! 🙂

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