"Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. ~ Novelist Jeanette Winterson

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Eleventh Commandment - Book Review

I remember buying this book a long time back and then I read it a couple of times. Then suddenly the book went missing from the book shelf but never from the thoughts.

The other day when I was looking for something in mom's attic I found a few treasures and this book was one of those! I wanted to read it again and there I sat through the night and day, turning pages, biting my nails, sitting at the edge of the seat,living alongside Connor Fitzgerald!

The thing with Jeffery Archer's novels is that you will be sucked into the plot or story within a few minutes and within a few pages. This book will not disappoint you for sure!!

The eleventh Commandment is an espionage thriller where Connor Fitzgerald who served the country during the Vietnam War, a man devoted to his wife and daughter, a CIA operative and it takes us through the world of spying,politics,espionage across countries in a fast and thrilling manner.

I am not going to outline the story here because you need to read it to experience it. This is a very engrossing book which leaves you hanging at the end of  chapter and you will literally biting your nails to know where it will be continued, which happens after every chapter!!

The plot is good with a lot of twists and turns at the most unexpected places. In one chapter you will find Connor being hanged to death and you will wonder how the story would proceed.Well... I will not talk any further, else I will be tempted to tell you what happened!!

So grab the book and give it a go. I am sure you won't be able to put it down till you reach the last page...

This is a part of  Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge and the Full house Challenge, where I am crossing off -Book that  couldn't put down.

Until the next post....

Friday, July 1, 2016

Black & Blue - Book Review

Nowadays I read books but put off writing the review. But when I got this book as a win in an instagram give away hosted by Penguin Books, India, I made up my mind to finish off the book and do the review without delay.

This book by James Patterson with Candice Fox .The cover says 'stories at the speed of life' and ;'Impossible to stop reading.All killer, no filler'.So by now you must be aware of how the story would go!

It is a really quick read and I finished this book with an hour and a half. The chapter are small and is quite a page turner.

The story takes place in Sydney where detective Harriet Blue works in the Sex Crime Unit.  She is handling the case relating to the Georges River killer, a notorious and elusive serial killer.

She is called upon to a crime scene where she finds out that she is 'teamed' with Tate Barnes popularly known as Tox.He is not welcome anywhere in the department and anyone who teams with him is committing a career suicide! There are all sort of rumors that are being circulated where it is made known that he killed a mother and her son at the age of 6 and yet he is roaming free and worst of all working with the Police Department!

He is also known to have some crude forms of investigation and Blue is forced to work with him. This irritates her a lot and she shares her feelings with her brother Sam.

The case that looks like the Georges River Killer is getting nowhere but then she finds new clues to get to the criminal and the evidences lead to a lady called Hope who is on a yatch and the dead girl is the friend of Hope.

Tox and Blue solve the case and she becomes the hero by catching Hope. But Hope is not the  Georges River Killer[GRK] and when she hears the name of the real GRK, she is shocked and so are we!!!

What I liked about this book:
  • It is  a really quick read and fast paced.
  • There are no lengthy descriptions about the background of the characters but just enough to get to know them.
  • The plot is simple and you are not side lined anywhere in between with unwanted details.
  • The narration is a little different. One is through the voice of Detective Blue and the other is that of the author..
Yes, I likes the Book Shots and hope to add a few more to my collection.

Go grab this book if you like thrillers and have a couple of hours to while away. You will not be disappointed with it.....

This goes to the Color Coded Challenge for the color - Blue and to the Full house Challenge, where I am crossing off - Color name in title.