Friday, March 13, 2009
Two From Karen
Wild Sorrow by Sandi Ault
Jamaica Wild puts in a steller performance in this title. After stumbling on a dead body, she uncovers a nasty piece of history when Native American children were taken from their homes to be Americanized, but not in the spiritual way the religious leaders stated. Her investigation is relentless, but never without the respect and reverence for the culture of the area. Such considerations require patience, and sometimes a bit of violence, but it pays off in the end. She applies that same respect and reverence to a wounded cougar and two cubs she fights to save. One gets a very clear sense of place in this story which easily compliments the characters and story line.
Security by Stephen Amidon
A small, elite, New England town is the setting for this story. Edward Inman lives comfortably, running a successful security company. But a late night alarm throws him into a mystery that will uncover new perspectives on the inhabitants of the town, its reputation, and Edward's own issues. Amidon's writing is great reading, with quirky phrases that easily blend into the story. The writing, combined with interesting characters, is a book worth reading.
Posted by Lorri Amsden at 10:12 AM