The Madman's Diary is another older book that I picked up from the used book store. The blurb on the back of the book sounded very interesting and I decided to pick it up off of the shelves finally. The writing was not that well done, but the story was pretty good. I ended up giving it a B.
Palms Springs interior designer Judy Sussman is shocked by the brutal murder of a business associate. Her seemingly charmed life has had its share of ups and downs- including the suicide of a former boyfriend and the disapperance of another.
Besides Judy, there is another link in this chain of tragedies. A man whose obsession for her will never end until she finally sees the spirit she has awakened in him. The one that drives him to madness. The one that drives him to kill- and kill again...
This book was over 400 pages, but I really felt like I didn't get to know the characters that well. As a matter of fact, I couldn't stand the main character, Judy. There were many suspects as to who was killing people for her and she just seemed to play it off like of course there are people who obsess with me, I am perfect. She just seemed really immature, especially for a woman who is supposed to be in her mid-30s. There were also a TON of typos, which I know is not the author's fault, though they really bothered me. I have been noticing that a lot lately in the older books I have been reading. The author did do one thing that I caught (the power was out yet she was using her dryer) and I know it isn't a big deal but it kind of bothered me. The ending was great though, and totally came out of left field. I know I have another book by the author, so I will read him again and hope that it was just one character who I didn't enjoy.
I am not sure what is up next, though I do know that tonight I will be downtown cheering the Red Wings to their 4th Stanley Cup win in 11 years. Tomorrow I will be able to pick out the books that I will get with my Amazon gift certificate because of the win. Let's Go Red Wings!!!!!!