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Good Sunday morning! So it’s going to be 46 degrees today in Massachusetts, and my Patriots are playing later this evening, so our hopes are high and our spirits are warm in New England. Go Pats!

Sorry readers, I know you’re looking for a book recommendation and not a football commercial. I digress.

This past week was a crazy one, so I didn’t get a book completely finished, but I’m about halfway through a really good read. I normally don’t recommend a book until I finish it, but I’m liking this one enough to take a chance on it. It’s called Split Second, by Catherine Coulter. It’s about a serial killer who’s on the loose and killing women in various cities across the country. After many descriptions of the man who’s befriending and then killing the young women, the FBI discovers that the man is, in fact, a woman. The agents–Cooper McKnight and Lucy Carlyle–further discover that the killer has DNA that indicates she’s Ted Bundy’s daughter. Yep, the Ted Bundy. Yikers.

In the midst of this, Lucy’s father dies and, on his death-bed, he essentially tells Lucy that her grandmother murdered her grandfather years before. (There’s some really bad women in this book evidently!) So Lucy has some of her own demons to fight in addition to the real live one in the form of Bundy’s daughter.

Like I said, I haven’t finished Split Second, so I don’t know if the ending will be as good as the book so far, but I expect that it will be. It’s fast paced, has a smidge of romance (not too much–no vomit factor) and a really interesting twist with the tie to Bundy. I plan on finishing it in the upcoming week–and I’ll get another one read, too–so the next blog will have a “full” review, promise. ‘Til next time, happy reading! 🙂

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Good morning readers! It’s a gorgeous day in Massachusetts, and I hope this finds you well wherever your locale.

So, I’m going to sound like a broken record, but this week’s read is another Steven James novel titled The Knight. It’s book #3 in the series, and like the others, it was fast-paced and smart, with a touch of the personal mixed in for good measure. (I still find the genius stepdaughter a little annoying, but she’s a necessary part of getting to know our main character, Patrick Bowers).

This story has a killer who is reenacting murders from a gruesome book that was banned back in the dark ages, and for those of you who can get a little squeamish, there are a few parts where you’ll be saying eeeeeeeuuuuuwwwww, but the graphic stuff doesn’t drag out. The killer is on a mission to complete ten different murder-scenarios, and it’s race against the clock to stop him before he completes his “tasks” and then finally turns his focus on none other than Dr. Patrick Bowers, FBI.

So…if you’re looking for a great series, the order of the Steven James books are as follows: The Pawn, The Rook, The Knight, The Bishop (are the ones I’ve read so far), and The Queen is #5. Yep, guess what book will likely be written about in an upcoming blog? I’m thinking Steven James should be sending me a thank-you note or fruit basket, right? ‘Til next week, happy reading!  🙂

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