Read A Thon Update # 3 - Book Review # 45 Mercy Street
Still at work but managed to finish the remaining 153 pages of Mercy Street so have read total of 388 pages so far. Approximate reading time is 3 hours.
I enjoyed the story and it will continue for a couple of the characters in Cry Mercy which will be released on April 28th. Another book for my wish list.
Excerpt beginning Chapter one: "From the top of the jetty to the rocks below was roughly twelve feet, give or take. Not enough to break much more than a few limbs, the man standing at the far edge thought wryly. Hardly worth the jump. Not for the first time, he wished he'd had the jetty built higher."
Robert Magellan is a billionaire and has become a recluse since his wife and child disappeared a year ago. Two high school seniors are killed in a park and two others who were with them disappeared. The girl is the daughter of the church secretary and Father Kevin, Robert's cousin talks him into paying for a private detective to search for the two missing kids. Enter Mallory Russo, former cop and the detective who had been hired to take her place Charlie Wanamaker to find find the kids. Good investigate suspense story with a little bit of romance thrown in. Mariah Stewart is one of my favorite authors so I may be a bit biased, but highly recommended.
Next up is 158 page Ray Bradbury's "Zen in the Art of Writing." I have a half hour left before the shop closes, so need to wind things up and fill out my logs. Next update probably in a couple hours.
Happy Reading gang!