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?