Monday, June 9, 2008

Small Favors by Patricia Wallace

Yet again, this another old book from the thrift store. This book was published in 1988 and surprisingly, it didn't really impact the book that much. It was a fast, easy read though it wasn't really anything spectacular. I will give it a B-.

Back cover:
Hillary and Richard Walker seemed to have it all. Plenty of money. All the right connections. A happy marriage. They were the ideal California couple. Until one day Hilary vanished without a trace...
Private Investigator Sydney Bryant had tracked down more than her share of missing spouses. Most of the time they ran away of their own volition. But the case of Hilary Walker just didn't add up. And it was beginning to look like 2 minus 1 equalled the perfect murder. One without a body. And without a murderer.

This book wasn't all that suspensful. It was an easy read, and it kept the pages turning. I finished this book in about two hours, and while I am not sorry that I read it, it probably will not stay with me for long. I really liked the main character, Sydney though, and this was a part of a series. I didn't feel like I missed much, which is always a plus. I don't have much to say about this book, it was just ok. It definitely read more like a cozy mystery, and not a suspense book like I thought it may be.

Up next is another book by David Martin. I got it from the library and plan on starting it tomorrow. Now it is time for bed. I have a job interview tomorrow for a summer school teaching position and am really excited to get it. I would have my own classroom, even if it is only for a month, and I have been waiting for this forever. Plus, I will make more money from my other job I have but I am not getting my hopes up. It is through one of the district's I sub for, so I think that may be a plus. It is for middle school math which I would love to teach. Since the interview isn't until the afternoon, I will need a good book to distract me so I don't get nervous. Please send good thoughts my way! Happy Reading!


Heidi said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way. I hope you get the job.

Kristie said...

I got it! I am so excited! It must have been all of your thoughts! I didn't even have to interview or anything!

Heidi said...

Congrats. I am so happy for you.
Glad my positive thoughts were a help to you, since they didn't work for the Penguins. LOL

When do you start?