rating: 3 of 5 stars
I would like to rate this book between 3.5 and 5, but Goodreads won’t let me do that.
Anne Waverly is a professor of religion, and in her spare time, she infiltrates cults for the FBI. Anne is qualified to do this work, because years ago she was a member of a cult.
I liked this book for many reasons:
–Anne is a middle-aged woman with creaky, hurting bones, and a past filled with mistakes, just like me!
–Unlike me, Anne’s husband and daughter were killed, years before this story starts, and Anne feels guilty.
–Anne is one tough woman, and she uses her intellect to figure out what’s going in this cult.
A good storyteller takes the reader by the hand and whispers, “Come walk with me, I’m going to take you down this path, to the end of my story.”
The reader is smug now, because the end of the story is so clear, so obvious.
And then, the reader finishes the last page.
The reader turns a few pages more, mutters, “This can’t be it, the book can’t be done.”
But it is, and the reader finally realizes she’s been had.
I LOVE it when that happens.
It’s me,after all.
I have three books coming to my house, via mail:
- Salvation in Death. Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, has just released a new Eve Dallas mystery. The year is 2060, and New York City homicide detective Eve Dallas is on another case.
- Macbeth No Fear Shakespeare. This one speaks for itself.
- Black Boxes, by Caroline Smailes.
I will be finishing A Darker Place, written by Laurie R. King, this weekend (and at last).
I’ve been in bed every night at eight or nine, but I jump out of bed with a new vigor every morning.
My reading pace has slowed considerably, but I hope this changes soon. I’m finishing up a good Laurie R. King book right now. I had a copy from the library, but I couldn’t finish it by the time it was due back.
So I bought the paperback book.
Look for my review when I’m done.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween.
This is an interesting book, so far.
The characters are flawed in a human and very interesting way.
Stay tuned for more about this book (I’ve only read about 100 pages so far).