Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Review: Promise Me by Harlan Coben

Full disclosure, I am in love with Myron, I just adore his character (and yes, I am fully aware that he is fictional). Harlan Coben demonstrates his quick wits through Myron and Winn whose dialogue and banter is one of the many reasons I return to his books over and over again.

In Promise Me, Myron makes a promise to a friend's daughter that puts him in a situation that makes him suspect number 1 in her disappearance. While Myron has been on sabbatical for six years, he has to pull all the stops to clear his name, protect his friend's daughter and find the bad guys.

The worst part about finishing this book was knowing that I am quickly running out of books in this series.

Book Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first book in the Dexter series that has also become a hit TV series.  Jeff Lindsay introduces readers to Dexter Morgan, an average citizen with a job as a forensic technician with the Miami Dade police department, whose specialty is studying and understanding blood splatters. What even his sister does not know, is that he is a serial killer of serial killers.

I have never watched the Dexter TV series , however I have heard plenty about it. While I really liked the concept of the book, I really struggled with being inside the mind of a serial killer. While I understood that Dexter has control over his urges, I really did not enjoy when he was battling moments of weakness. 

Having said that, I will likely read more of this series because I am drawn to this very unusual mind and life style, much like drivers staring at a car accident as they drive by...just can't help myself