I started out with Michael Koryta’s The Ridge. While I liked the supernatural elements, I had to stop. I just can’t read about cats, even big cats, getting killed. I stopped before I could get too upset. I moved onto The Prophet, by the same author, because apparently I have no so such trouble reading about dead people. The Prophet has fewer supernatural elements than many of Koryta’s other books and has an interesting twist at the end. It’s a slower moving book than many thrillers but it holds your interest. I wanted to know more about each of the characters.
My next read was a thrill ride from Lisa Unger called In the Blood. An interesting read that didn’t take me quite where I expected and that’s always fun. There were places where things dragged and I wasn’t that engaged but the story line was different and the characters were not the expected ones. For that alone, this book is well worth the read. It moves fast so even in those places where things feel a bit slow, the pace is keeps you going.
Finally, I had a nice cool down with Bruno Chief of Police by Martin Walker. This is the first book in the series and I’ve read the others. I got them in this order and I couldn’t wait to read them. An engaging tale but beware! You might find yourself dreaming of moving to the French countryside. If you want to do that anyway, you’ll love Bruno. These aren’t fast moving thrillers but they are well crafted French police procedurals that will keep you hooked until the last page.