Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson

I remember hearing a lot about this book throughout the blogosphere so when I was at the library and spotted it, I decided to pick it up and give it a try. However, I was a little disappointed with it and can only rate a B-.

From Amazon:
Pulled from her bed by an early morning phone call from her boss, local New Haven, Connecticut, police reporter Annie Seymour finds herself at a crime scene staring at the naked body of a Yale student. What starts out as bad news for the prestigious university gets worse when Annie learns the girl was a student by day and a high-priced escort by night. Stonewalled by her cop boyfriend and tailed by overeager and incompetent cub reporter Dick Whitfield, Annie stumbles onto a network of corruption that everyoneeven her own motherseems to be involved in. But Annie isnt the only one investigating; a Frank Sinatra look-alike who used to be the biggest geek in Annies high school is also hot on the trail. As if things werent bizarre enough, New Haven is being infiltrated by a parade of ceramic cows. When her boss decides to pull Annie off the story, she must discover the truth on her own before she becomes the next headline.

I can't just pinpoint what exactly I didn't like about this book. I think there were so many characters thrown in and I had a difficult time following who was who. I also didn't really like Annie and her attitude. She just seemed so pessimistic and it get a bit annoying. It wasn't a horrible book, but I probably will not remember much about it or look for anything else by this author.

Next up is a book by one of my favorite author's Diana Diamond. These books are always suspensful and really show how evil some people can be. I am not sure which one I will read as I have two to choose from. This weekend may prove to be a bit busy, but I do plan to get a lot of reading in. I hope everyone is as well and Happy Reading!


Karen Olson said...

I'm sorry you didn't like the book, but please don't write off all my books based on one.

I've got a new mystery series starting next year, the first book is THE MISSING INK and will be out next July. The main character is Brett Kavanaugh, a tattoo shop owner in Las Vegas, and she couldn't be more different than Annie!

Kristie said...

Thanks for responding. I will definitely be on the lookout for your new series. I can't think of anything I have read based in Las Vegas, so it should be interesting!

Heidi said...

I have had this one sitting here for awhile. I will have to give it a try real soon.

How cool that the author commented.