September seemed endless, I was so busy and didn't have time to read much. But now that Fall is here I'm trying to catch up.
1. I read two books from Ted Dekker, The Bride Collector and Kiss. His books scare the daylights out of me. In The Bride Collector. FBI Spec. Agent Brad Raines searches for a serial killer who is murdering perfect women to give them as brides to God. With the help of residents of a psychiatric facility Raines races against time to stop a madman who is targeting the women in Raines life.
In Kiss, Shauna McAllister, wakes up six weeks after a car accident leaves her brother with brain damage and Shauna with no memory of the accident. Shauna doesn't believe she did all the horrible things her family says she did, and she doesn't remember the boyfriend standing at her bedside. Who can she trust? Everyone is lying to her and she has nowhere to turn. As people Shauna talks to start dying she has to find out the truth before she's next.
2. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen is a quick read because once you start reading it, you can't put it down. I started it at bedtime and wound up staying up until 3 a.m. to finish it. Mara Iles goes to Wyoming for a forensics conference. On the spur of the moment she decides to go sight-seeing with a group of collegues. The group gets lost and the weather goes from bad to worse and they wind up in a snow bank. The five people take shelter in an abandoned housing addition in the middle of nowhere. The houses are all empty, with food sitting on the table and dead animals laying around. Worse yet, someone is killing off Mara's companions and the whole thing is made to look like a car accident. Jane Rizzoli and her friends grieve the loss of Mara. But Jane won't believe her friend is dead until she sees her with her own eyes.
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Shaffer and Anne Barrows is an amazing historical fiction set on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel during World War II. The book is written as a series of letters from an author, Juliet Ashton to her friends, publisher and the people of Guernsey. The island was invaded by the Germans during WWII and as a means of socializing a group of people became the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. They read all the books on the island and discussed them while eating potato peel pie. Juliet believes there's a book in there somewhere and travels to Guernsey only to be swallowed up by the people, life and stories of the island.
4. In Knight by Steven James FBI Geo-profiler Patrick Bowers tracks a serial killer who is using a historical novel as the blueprint for his murders. Meanwhile is step-daughter Tessa struggles with learning things about her late mother and discovering her biological father is still alive.