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Defending Jacob by William Landay
Defending Jacob

lupoman, January 19, 2012

I received this Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I liked this book a lot; in fact, so did the hundreds before me that read this ARC. It's the best book I read of its genre. Period. This is the author's third book, and even though the first two stories won him many awards, "Defending Jacob" is the one that's going to put him on the map. The book has already been compared to Scott Tudrow's "Presumed Innocent", but in my eyes it blows that book out of the water.
The beginning of the book sets the stage, and I could feel the tension building right from page one. At first I thought it was me, that it's my fault I'm tense and anxious, so I closed the book for twenty minutes or so. My blood pressure went down, my tense feeling stopped and my general well-being calmed down. When I reopened the book and continued reading, the cycle began again. So, it's not me, it's the book. This is one page-turning murder mystery that you won't be able to put down, and the ending blew me away.
I highly recommend this book to Tudrow and John Grisham fans.
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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

lupoman, December 16, 2010

This review is based on reading an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this book.
I enjoyed reading this book very much; in fact, I couldn't put it down. I cringed every time I had to do other trivial things such as eating or sleeping, because that would mean putting this book down for the duration. I was caught up in the story, and had to know what was going to happen next. This is a page-turner, and the author has a writing style that is easy to understand but compelling.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be wrapped up in a story that you can't put down.
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Kasey to the Rescue: The Remarkable Story of a Monkey and a Miracle by Ellen Rogers
Kasey to the Rescue: The Remarkable Story of a Monkey and a Miracle

lupoman, November 29, 2010

This is one sensational book; it is by far the best memoir I ever read, (and I read quite a few), and whenever I feel in my own life, that I can't go on, that it's too tough, I should re-read this story and it will give me the courage to overcome my obstacle.
The bottom line? You have to read this; it's an inspirational and motivational book that will make you laugh and make you cry, and perhaps you too will believe in miracles like the one in this story.
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What the Night Knows by Dean R Koontz
What the Night Knows

lupoman, November 28, 2010

I have been a Dean Koontz fan ever since I read his book "Strangers" many years ago. That book to me, was the best story the author ever wrote... until now. "What the Night Knows" is a page-turner, and a ghost story like no other, and written as only Dean Koontz knows how. The terrifying conclusion is a satisfying end to a well written book. A must read for the Koontz fan, and quite possibly, Koontz's best to date.
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Full Circle by Nancy Gettelman
Full Circle

lupoman, August 1, 2009

It didn't take me long to read this fascinating tale, and I really enjoyed it. The chapters are short, and the pace is fast; truly a page turner.
On the back of the book, the genre is listed as "Romance/Mystery". Although romance is not my favorite genre, mystery is.
I thought the protagonists seemed alive, as I could see actual people in my life who resembled them, so the story is believable and very plausable.
The author did an excellent job of writing this tale, and I can't wait to read another one of her works.
I highly recommend this book to those who love a good romance with a flair for mystery. 4 stars
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