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Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
Vanish

Thelynx, June 16, 2007

Vanish ? Tess Gerritsen. The book begins with two equally compelling stories. In the first, a narrator relates her own personal horror of being ushered across the US Boarder in hope of a better life. Betrayed, she --along with other young girls -- are sold to be raped and beaten daily. In a separate chapter, a frozen body, presumed dead, is revived by a medical examiner after the "corpse" opens her eyes. The ?Jane Doe? thanks her ?rescuer? by taking her and others hostage. The terrified party inlcudes a woman police officer about to give birth. As the tale flips between the two stories, this five star book will make it utterly impossible to do anything else but read to the conclusion. 401 pages *****
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Sleeping with Fear by Kay Hooper
Sleeping with Fear

Thelynx, June 16, 2007

Sleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper. Imagine waking up, covered in blood, with no memory of the previous night or the past three weeks. Then add the fact you learn you?re involved in a heated romance and no memory of it or no idea whether your new lover knows about the crime. To complicate matters, our heroine (Special Agent Riley Crane) has relied on extra sensitive powers to guide her through her work; just like her memories, she finds that they too are absent. Do not start this book until you have time to devote to its full reading. It is captivating. 350 pages (Suspense/Thriller) ***
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Life Expectancy by Dean R Koontz
Life Expectancy

Thelynx, May 27, 2007

Life Expectancy ? Dean Koontz. This suspenseful story will likely be read in one sitting. Readers are immediately hooked at the start. As the tale begins, two men occupy a waiting room as their wives are to give birth. One man, a circus clown, turns out to be a murderer as he takes several lives upon hearing his wife died in childbirth. He steals his baby and leaves the hospital. The other man, still grieving, has just left his father?s hospital bedside as his child is born. Before his father dies, he rises from a stroke to warn of 5 future dates that promise misery in his son?s future. As the years pass, the extraordinary predictions prove true and our hero and his family fear each date. In a story with many horrific twists and turns, readers will remain captivated and will likely want to do nothing but finish the book. 476 pages (Suspense/Thriller) ****
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From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking by Chris Volkmann
From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking

Thelynx, May 27, 2007

From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son?s Struggle with Teen Drinking ? Chris Volkmann & Toren Volkman: 410 pages. This is a well-written and thoughtful account of a family?s battle with teen alcoholism. Chapters are divided by first-person narratives detailing the story of Toern Volkman?s discovery that he is an alcoholic and efforts to conquer this devastating and misunderstood disease. Toren offers a thoughtful and lively account of his internal struggle. Chapters written by Toren?s mother, Chris, offer a viewpoint of a parent?s attempt to comprehend what has happened and if it could have been prevented. While a highly personal story, this story is also a resource that will assist readers understand the universal threats of alcoholism, signs of problems, and how the devastating consequences of this disease can be met. I highly recommend this informative and sympathetic book. (Non Fiction/Autobiography) ****
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Shiver by Lisa Jackson
Shiver

Thelynx, May 12, 2007

SHIVER, Lisa Jackson. Abby Chastian?s had more than her share of grief. When she was a child, her mother, (a patient at a mental hospital), fell to her death on their shared birthday, before her very eyes. As an adult, her husband (who cheated on her with her sister), is found murdered after publicly humiliating her on his radio program with a future nun headed strewn over his dead body. Other bizarre double murders follow with a possible some connection to the mental hospital where her mother died. This ?easy-to-like? heroine is sure to earn your sympathy as you will read this book quickly seeking answers and with cocnern for her ultimate fate. 498 pages (Thriller/Mystery)

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