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2012.8 REVIEW – The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver

The Empty Chair
by Jeffery Deaver

Copyright: 2000
Pages: 479
Rating: 4/5
Read: Mar. 18– Mar. 28, 2012
Challenge: Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2012; Off the Shelf 2012 Challenge
Yearly Count: 8
Format: Print
Source: Personal Copy

Blurb: Lincoln Rhyme faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing … keeping him is another. Now Rhyme finds himself hunting a ruthless killer in the heart of a southern swampland – and going head-to-head with his protegé, Amelia Sachs, in a rivalry that tests the limits of both their expertise and their love.

Review: This is the third in the Lincoln Rhyme series. It’s been a while since I read a Deaver book. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I completely understood why Amelia felt that way she did toward Garrett (aka – Insect Boy). There were definitely some twists and turns that I never saw coming until they were halfway past me! That’s exactly how I like my books to be. I would highly recommend this read, and while it’s not necessarily required to read the first two in the series before you read this one, it will definitely help you understand the characters better if you do.

Miscellaneous Ramblings

Oops, I’ve been a little MIA

And I really hadn’t even noticed that I hadn’t posted. I guess I’ve been getting busier trying to get the nursery ready. It’s just been a whirlwind around our house trying to get it all ready. Plus I’m getting ready for my shower in the next couple of weeks. And somewhere in there I’m reading 🙂

I live in Kentucky. UK is the national champions in basketball. Enough said 🙂

Let’s see …. my brother-in-law got engaged on March 31st, his fiancée’s birthday. They haven’t known each other all that long, but they seem to be very happy, so good for them. I think they’re planning a long engagement, but who knows what they’ll decide. They’ve just gotten engaged, they can just enjoy being engaged and start planning slowly.

We went to St. Louis this past weekend. I got some really cute shoes and earrings to go with my dress for the shower. We also saw Wrath of the Titans in 3D. And I realized that I poop out so easily these days. Luckily my husband was really understanding and didn’t care that we were moving at a snail’s pace at times.

I am officially part-time at work now. So I will only be working 3 days a week. That’s kind of a relief for me. I wasn’t planning on going down to part-time until May 1st, but the boss (aka – my dad) told me that it was time now. I might just get used to this, it will be hard to go back to full-time after the baby/maternity leave!

And my wonderfully bad news. I had a doctor’s appointment on the 2nd. My doctor ended up failing me on the glucose test after all. The main doctor in the office signed off on my passing, but I see the other doctor and she over-ruled him. She gave me the choice if I wanted to test or not. I took one look at the numbers that my blood sugar was at during the test (75, 174, 140 – where 140 is the highest you are supposed to be) and realized that with my complete lack of self-control, it would be best if I tested. It’s not been fun. It’s been incredibly frustrating. The first time I had to test I bawled my eyes out for a good 20 minutes panicking that I couldn’t do it. But so far I’ve been under my target every time. I have to test four times a day: once in the morning before breakfast and then one hour after each meal. My poor fingers are going to be so sore and bruised before this is all over with. But it makes me realize that I have to take care of myself better in the future because I do not want diabetes in my later years and unfortunately I have a family history of diabetes.

This Sunday is Easter and it’s the family meal that I always host. Counting my husband and I, there will be 13-14 people here. We have a big house, but not that big of a dining room/living room/ kitchen it seems when we get everyone together! I know everyone in my family will be here, but Nathan’s family is kind of up in the air right now. His brother’s fiancée has to work (she is manager at Golden Corral, and apparently Easter is their busiest day of the year) and if his dad is given the opportunity to work a double shift he will take it (can’t blame him for the triple pay), his brother will only come if someone picks him up and drives him down because he works midnights and has to work the night before and won’t be in any way okay to drive, I can’t imagine his mother would come without his father but you never know. And then we also had to invite his mother’s mom because she doesn’t have anyone to spend Easter with this year because no one is going to her house, but she didn’t want to commit to coming to our place. So I don’t know how many people will really be here. All I know is that it will be full house around here … guess I need to get off my lazy butt and get this house in tip-top shape for company 🙂

I’ve got one book review to write, on Jeffery Deaver’s The Empty Chair. I think I’m going to try to get that written up and posted as soon as I finish up with this post. And currently I’m reading Split Second by David Baldacci. I’m halfway through it and really enjoying it so far.

Until next time … have a good week 🙂