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- Lust, Money & Murder - Books 1, 2 & 3
on March 20, 2011
My husband started to read ‘In God We Trust’ on his Kindle and he was enjoying it during the holiday we took a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was a ‘man’s book’ about money-making secrets and catching criminals. But I ran out of stuff to read, so I gave it a try. My husband had to finish the novel on his i-phone. From the first pages of the prologue I knew that I would love it.
The novel opened with a beautiful but unexpectedly shocking scene. I was intrigued to find out how the book would go on. The writer did a fantastic job changing the settings and the modes so that the novel kept up a quick pace without losing the plot line. Just like the prologue, the rest of the book was packed with surprises. I often felt that I should have seen it coming, but I never did. Often, when I read thrillers, I find the action scenes confusing and unrealistic, but ‘In God We Trust’ the action scenes were based on the character’s quick wit, not muscle. I also appreciated life-like descriptions of beautiful people, clothes, places, scenery, but somehow it did not slow things down but moved them ahead.
My husband questions some of the facts about money-printing, but I don’t care, I’ve had a fabulous holiday with 'In God We Trust'and I still dream abut that Prada dress!
- Wild Child
on March 22, 2011
I couldn’t help but fall in love with Kyle and Briana. They are so real, they are just like those people I used to know back in high school. We never got to do anything so crazy, but sure always wanted to. Even now when I evaluate risky situations, I have to think of how it will reflect on those around me. In this rough world we can’t afford to lose people who we love. I am glad that the book is around for the young people of today to see how their thoughtless behavior can be disruptive for those who care for them.The book is short but left me with a lot to think about.
- The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer - Book 1
on March 31, 2011
What attracted me to the novel, in the first place was the mention of Aruba, my favourite place on the planet! But soon I discovered that there is more to the book than the exotic scenery. The phenomenon that the book is about is mysterious and too fantastical for comprehension, but at the same time I wanted to believe that supernatural communication was possible…
I also enjoyed all the people in the story, especially Kurt’s parents. In the story their son disappears and their reactions are dramatic but not unbelievable. In fact, reading this book was like watching a good science fiction movie, where the great acting brings out all the high points of the plot. The main characters were good, too, but probably younger people could relate to them better. I definitely sympathized with the parents, especially with Kurt’s father. He is so much like my husband!
- Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust
on June 19, 2011
My lust for reading was completely satisfied with this book. Short but sweet, ‘Lust’ is well-written and delivers an exciting ride. Together with the heroine we cry and laugh and are enraged. My favourite character is Patrick, of course, he is just like my own father! To tell you the truth I was so disgusted with the villain in this part that I wished I could kill him! And don’t forget, the prologue promises infinitely more. That’s why I can’t wait to get my anxious little hands on parts 2 and 3!