Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm Watching You by Mary Burton

Well the random number generator did an excellent job picking a book for me. I know why I bought this book when I did, but it would have probably sat on my bookshelves for ever waiting for me to grab it. In fact, I think every other book I read I will use the random number generator to select a book for me. Anyways, I'm Watching You was a very compelling read and I give it an A-.

From Amazon:
He'll Taste Their Fear...The first kill was easy. The second much easier. No guilt, no remorse, just a rush of adrenaline surging through him as each life drains away, and the pleasure of knowing that their deaths help his beloved Lindsay. And there are so many more who deserve to die...
Hear Their Screams...The first twisted gift to Lindsay O'Neil arrives hidden in a bouquet of flowers. When her estranged husband, Detective Zack Kier, is assigned to the case, Lindsay's past comes back with a vengeance. Because only Zack knows the dark secret she lives with--or so she thinks. Now nothing can prepare her for the nightmare to come...
And Watch Them Die...Everything Lindsay's stalker does, every life he takes, is for her. But when Lindsay spurns his gifts, she and those she loves most become targets of a depraved madman whose rage is growing, and who is waiting, watching, closer than she ever feared...


I love books that are suspense novels that are published under Zebra or Pinnacle Fiction, which is all part of Kensington books. They are the ones that publish John Lutz and Wendy Corsi Staub, so sometimes when I am searching for a book to use my Border's coupon on, I look for their symbol on the spines of the book. I am sure that is how I found I'm Watching You. While labeled as a romantic suspense, I really thought that the book was more straight up suspense. The romance really did take a back seat to the mystery to find out who the Guardian is. I thought that there were several red herrings that left me guessing and I never really was sure who he was until it was revealed to us. I thought setting the victims in the story as abusive husbands was an interesting twist to a suspense book because it was hard to be sympathetic for them. However, the author did do a good job of showing how twisted the killer really was. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good suspense book.

Up next is another Pinnacle book that I got from the library yesterday. It wasn't a book I had placed on hold, but I had to run to City Hall and decided to browse at the library for a bit. I got another John Lutz book called The Fear of Night. I also picked up another book, but wouldn't you know I own it! I need to print out my database of books I have and keep it with me so this doesn't happen. I don't mind when I am just checking it out of the library but it makes me mad when I buy another copy. Oh well... The weekend is almost here and I am so thankful. This week has seemed to drag by and fly by at the same time. I can't shake this sinus infection and it and the meds I am on are just making me so tired. We don't have anything planned for this weekend, so besides working in my garden, I plan on relaxing! I hope everyone else is having a good week and is getting in a lot of excellent reading! Happy Reading!

2 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

A- YES!!! I have this book coming in soon...or sometime and I was hoping it was good! :-D

Now I'm REALLY excited!!!

Kristie said...

It is a good book. I just passed it along to my sister in law. I thought the most interesting part of it was the premise of dealing with domestic violence, something I feel isn't discussed that much.