Friday, September 14, 2012

On My Kindle - Cooking the Books by Bonnie S. Calhoun

Sloane Templeton's successful career in the IT field comes to an abrupt halt when her mother dies of a heart attack. She gets more than a double dose of trouble when she steps into mom's shoes as co-owner of a local bookstore.

A jealous former boyfriend, a new love interest, international intrigue, and a zany cast of characters keep this book moving along. Bonnie throws in so many red herrings that you could catch a mess of fish. Surprise is the order of the day in this novel.

Be aware, there is some violence, but it's very much a part of the setting and necessary to the story's outcome. Her well-written scenes made the tension stark and realistic.

Bonnie's writing voice is fresh, lively, and entertaining. We'll be seeing a lot more from this author.

Writers: How do you make your characters jump off the page?

Readers: What's your favorite mystery/character of all time?


Karen Lange said...

This looks like an interesting read. I may have to add it to my wish list. Thanks for the review, Susan! :)


Jessica Nelson said...

Hmmm, don't know if I have any fave mysteries but I do like to read them and when I was a kid, Mary Higgins Clark always did the job for me! lol
Thanks for the highlight. I've been wondering about getting this book and will keep an eye out. Have an awesome weekend, Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Hi Jess - The overall concept was interesting and kept me turning the pages.

Susan :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. sounds interesting .. I used to love Agatha Christies and all those Penguin mystery writers ..

Cheers Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

I was also a big Agatha Christie fan. A good who-dun-it captures my interest immediately.

Susan :)