Important Info on Upcoming Features

I wanted to let everyone know that I have been contacted about reading and reviewing “The Chemist” by Dr. Janson Mancheski. I have already been sent the book and will be starting to read it shortly. I also have been provided with a Q&A with Dr. Mancheski that I will be posting here on my blog in the next couple of days. But here’s the big announcement – I have also been provided with two extra copies of The Chemist so that I can host a book giveaway. Since I am new to this, please bare with me. However, after I read and review the book, I will indeed be accepting sign ups for the giveaway – PLEASE NOTE: Nothing is being given away just yet. I want to be able to provide a full review of the book before people sign up to win a book they are not interested in. However, I wanted to make this announcement so that people could be on the lookout for this upcoming activity. Please be aware that it could take me longer than usual to read this book since my husband and I have just purchased our first home and are in the process of starting some improvements to make the house our home. Just keep checking back here periodically and email me with any questions or suggestions at Thanks!!

Challenge Wrap-Up

Finished Challenge – 2008 2nds Challenge

I just finished Joy’s 2008 2nds Challenge. I really enjoyed this challenge, even though I waited until the very last moment to get my last book read! The rules were to read 4 books between September 1st and December 31st by authors that you had only read once before. Here’s what I read:

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
One Last Scream by Kevin O’Brien
The Witness by Sandra Brown
A Wicked Snow by Gregg Olsen

Favorite: One Last Scream (O’Brien)
Least Favorite: The Witness (Brown)
[Please note that it was very difficult to list my favorite and least favorite because I actually enjoyed all four of these books]

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

A Wicked Snow by Gregg Olsen

A Wicked Snow
by Gregg Olsen

Copyright: 2007
Pages: 369
Rating: 5/5
Read: Dec. 26-30, 2008
Challenge: 2008 2nds Challenge; Countdown Challenge

First Line: The girl remembered the snow and the evil that had come with it.

When Hannah Griffin was a girl a terribly tragedy struck her family. She still remembers the flames of the fire that engulfed her house as well as the twenty bodies that the police found, three in the house and the rest buried in the back yard. The three in the house were that of her mother and two brothers. But the killer was never found and it remained one of the worst unsolved cases. Twenty years later Hannah is now a successful CSI with a loving husband and daughter. She still has difficulty dealing with her past, but things get ripped wide open when she opens a box that was delivered to her office that reads “Your Mom called…” With those three words, Hannah’s world is turned upside down.

I really enjoyed this book. This is the second Gregg Olsen book that I’ve read this year, the first being “A Cold Dark Place” which I also enjoyed a great deal. I’m definitely glad that I had this one on my shelf because it was a great way to end my 2008 reading! I highly recommend this book (as well as “A Cold Dark Place“) to anyone who is looking for a great mystery!