Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What Lies in Shadow by Tina Wainscott

This was my first book by author Tina Wainscott (though not to first one I bought) and I can definitely tell you it won't be the last of mine from her. I throughly enjoyed this one and a lot of times it had me scared. Not scared in hanging on to the edge of my seat but scared in the way that this could happen. I really liked the book and it's premise and grade it a B+.

From Amazon:
Her blog is one of the hottest on the Web—a place where she can be herself and talk anonymously about her most private needs and desires. Not even her wealthy new husband knows about her online persona. And when Jonna Karakosta learns that he may be cheating on her, she needs her online community more than ever…Enter “Dominic,” a frequent guest on Jonna’s blog who seems to understand her like no one else. She finally agrees to meet him face-to-face, and he turns out to be better—and more attractive—than she could have imagined. But when Jonna has a change of heart and decides to fight to save her marriage, Dominic refuses to take “no” for an answer. Now Dominic will do anything not to lose Jonna—even if it means bringing her deepest, darkest fears to light…and taking her world apart piece by piece.

I think the part of this book that had me hooked the most was that as a blogger, I detail enough about my personal life that if some psycho stalker wanted to stalk me, he/she could probably figure out who I am. In a world where I love to blog and read other blogs, it kind of hit home to me. I don't think it would happen to me, but the little extra believability (is that even a word?) makes it that much of a better book. I really like Jonna's character and was sympathetic from the get go. I pretty much had an idea of who was doing what and what was going on, though it didn't take away from the book at all. It took me a bit to get into it, though that was because of me, and once I was sucked in I couldn't put it down. I had some major dental work done yesterday and was in a lot of pain so I didn't get that much reading done. However, I did stay up past my bedtime to read it and even woke up early to get more reading in. That is unheard of for me who loves my reading. I had to sub today and then work at my mom's office right now (from 4:30-8:00) so it is tough getting though today. Though today and tomorrow I was subbing for a librarian so I had a dream day and tomorrow will be some of the same. I loved being surrounded by all of the books and helping students find the right kind of books that they would love. The day did go by fast which was wonderful.

Up next is The Liar's Diary. Not sure where I heard of this book, but I did place it on hold awhile ago through my library. It sounds promising, so I hope to get into it a little bit today here at work. This is a new to me author and I hope there are good things to come! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week and Happy Reading!


Jana said...

Yikes! I don't think I could read that book. LOL I'm paranoid enough as it is without thinking some psycho's gonna read my blog and then come hunt me down and kill me.

Great review, though!

Kristie said...

It was good, just reminds the reader of a new threat out there with the new technology and the way people are communicating.

Thanks for commenting!