AUTHOR, B, Book Review, Fiction, Read in 2008

The Witness by Sandra Brown

The Witness
by Sandra Brown

Copyright: 2006
Pages: 428
Rating: 4/5
Read: Sept. 21-25, 2008
Challenge: Triple Eight – From my TBR category

First Line: The infant’s mouth sucked as his mother’s breast.

When Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, she does what any caring person would do: she saves the man she was riding in the car with. But when she gets to the hospital she realizes that she cannot under any circumstances reveal her true identity and that the accident just might have been a blessing in disguise. Having been the public defender in Prosper, South Carolina the past couple of years she never would have imagined what she would stumble upon while out in the woods trying to locate her husband so that they could make up after a horrendous fight. As a mother who only wants to protect her baby’s life, she is forced to become a reluctant witness against some of Prosper’s most powerful men. The only question is whether Kendall will make it out alive or if someone will track her down and silence her forever.

Okay, this book got my attention pretty quickly. It really picked up pace about halfway through. But I’m going to be honest here, the ending was really strange. And I’m talking about coming out of left field strange. But overall I really enjoyed this book a lot and I really recommend it to others as well!!

AUTHOR, Book Review, Fiction, R, Read in 2008

Black Creek Crossing by John Saul

Black Creek Crossing
by John Saul

Copyright: 2004
Pages: 459
Rating: 3/5
Read: Sept. 16-21, 2008
Challenge: No challenge; personal read

First Line: It was the cold that awakened her, a cold that crept first into her sleep, curling its fingers around her subconscious, making her feel as if she were walking through the woods on a winter night.

Thirteen-year-old Angel Sullivan is excited when she learns that her family will be moving into a really cool old house in Roundtree, Massachusetts. She sees it as a way to start over at a new place. But when she is once again socially shunned, she is just beside herself. But when she meets Seth Baker, a fellow outcast, her whole world is turned upside down. After some weird happenings in her house, Angel and Seth set out to figure out what really is going on with the house at Black Creek Crossing. And that they will find is far more scarier than anyone in town ever thought possible.

You know, this book had great potential in my opinion. It was a little slow but then it started to pick up pace and I began to get really excited about it … until the end. Yeah, the ending was not what it could have been. In fact it was slightly disappointing. And unfortunately I was not the only one who felt that way, my grandmother read this book a few months back before giving it to me and she told me she was disappointed in the ending as well. I’m curious to know what others felt about this book. This is my first time ever reading John Saul – is this a book that just wasn’t as good as all of his others or what?!