Monday, September 19, 2011

Question of the Week

 What are you reading?  
You may already know that I am an avid reader.  I will sometimes read several books each week.  I equally prefer fiction and non fiction.  Sometimes I wonder if I would be able to get to sleep without a book to read.  But I digress.  The question of the week is: What am I reading?

I am reading Tess Gerritsen's novel Body Double.  It is the 4th book of Tess Gerritsens that I have read so far, and I am loving her writing style!  

Editorial Review From Publishers Weekly:

Pregnant women play key roles in this bone-chilling fourth novel in Gerritsen's edgy, suspenseful series of thrillers featuring Boston Medical Examiner Maura Isles and Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli. Both of the usually gritty crime fighters are uncharacteristically vulnerable. Rizzoli is carrying her first child, and Isles—divorced and alone at age 40 and suddenly, unsettlingly aware of her biological clock—is experiencing decidedly unspiritual feelings for her priest. As the novel begins, Isles—an adopted child who never knew the identity of her birth parents—is confronted by the corpse of a murdered woman who is apparently her identical twin. Another detective, Rick Ballard, comes forward to say that he knew the victim and is certain her killer is a powerful pharmaceutical baron known to have stalked her. Isles falls for the handsome Ballard, but she isn't convinced by his theory, and she launches an investigation into her sister's past, following the trail to a state correctional facility and a schizophrenic inmate who may be her mother. This opens the cobwebbed pages of a nightmarish family album and leads Isles to a remote cabin in Maine where the long-dead body of a pregnant woman is discovered buried in the woods. The killer, Isles discovers, has been murdering pregnant women for decades, making periodic sweeps of the country. Meanwhile, brief scenes chronicle the diabolical kidnapping of an affluent pregnant housewife who is kept buried in a crude coffin. An electric series of startling twists, the revelation of ghoulishly practical motives and a nail-biting finale make this Gerritsen's best to date. (Source:
I haven't finished this book yet (only about 3/4 through) but so far I really LOVE it!

I definitely suggest you pick up one of Tess Gerritsen's books - just remember - you may have trouble putting it down!  Enjoy! 

So, do you have any suggestions for me to read next?



Jess Pierce said... [Reply to comment]

Not sure what you're into, but I love Christian authors! Karen Kingsbury is my favorite and every book I have by her is great! As is Jodi Picoult! Happy reading :o)

Debbie Barker said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Jess! I like just about everything. Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely look into both authors! Deb

Susan G said... [Reply to comment]

I have really started enjoying Chinese historical fiction. Lisa See's books are a really good read in this area.

Debbie Barker said... [Reply to comment]

I will look into Lisa See's books. I have read some historical fiction books in the past and really enjoyed them. Thanks Susan!