Thursday, October 2, 2008

Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner

I have always been a fan of Lisa Gardner for a long time, so I was quite excited when Say Goodbye came in from the library. I quickly read this in one day and thought it was a great thriller! I give it an A.

From Amazon:
Come into my parlor . . .For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true—but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.Said the spider to the fly . . .As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren’t exactly Kimberly’s specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant—she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly’s own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it’s all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder . . . or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.Kimberly’s caught in a web more lethal than any spider’s, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she’s trapped. What she doesn’t know is that she’s close—too close—to a psychopath who makes women’s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won’t be long before it’s time for Kimberly to . . .

This book was just creepy. The killer was seriously twisted and some of the acts committed against his victims were horrid. Some of them involved children, so part of it was difficult to read. However, Ms. Gardner really knows how to write believing suspense that really sends chills up my spine. I did have a problem with the main character, Kimberly. She was five months pregnant and putting herself into really stupid situtations where she could harm not only herself, but her baby as well. However, the character did say that she was being selfish, but she didn't remove herself from the situation. That wasn't enough to take away from how good this book was, though. If you like a good thriller, run and get this book!

I went to one of our local library's used book sale today. This one is huge and always has such a big turnout. I ended up getting around 28 books for $14.50... including some hardcovers! I went before work, so I didn't have a ton of browsing time, but on Sunday is their bag day. You pay $5.00 for a brown paper bag and fill it up to your heart's content. I will definitely be back and will probably bring my list of what I do have. I have hundreds of books in my TBR piles and it is hard to remember what I have and unfortunetly I didn't bring my list with me today. Oh well, I just pass along any duplicates or donate them. These are the books I got.

Drop Dead Beautiful by Jackie Collins
Math Counts School Handbook
Mathematics Daily Review
Big Collection of Teacher Tips
Kingdom Come by Tim Green
The Tutor by Peter Abrahams
Widow by Billie Sue Mosiman
Ripper by Michael Slade
Hide by Lisa Gardner
Mother's Day by Patricia MacDonald
Sleep No More by Greg Iles
Prime Witness by Steve Martini
Hitchcock in Prime Time (a set of stories which the old t.v. series was based on... I LOVE this series and now watch it on DVD or our retro channel)
The Beach House by James Patterson (I don't think I read this)
The Beach Road by James Patterson (for my mom who hasn't read it)
Amnesia by David Best
The Midnight Club by James Patterson
Darkness Bound by Larry Brooks
Bone Thief by Thomas O'Callaghan (may be a duplicate)
Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins (may be a duplicate)
The World is Full of Married Men by Jackie Collins (may be a duplicate)
Death on the Flop by Jackie Chance
Murder Suicide by Keith Ablow
Black Water by T.J. MacGregor
3rd Degree by James Patterson
Turning Angel by Greg Iles
Final Therapy by Robert Burton
I Heard that Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark

A lot of new to me authors and I find that used book sales are a great place to discover new favorites. Let me know if you know have read any of these and I show move them up to the front.

Happy Reading!


Heidi said...

I knew you would like this book.

You made a great haul at the library sale. Looks like lots of good reading in your future.

I like Gardner, Iles, Martini,Clark, Patterson, MacDonald is hit or miss for me. I have Death on the Flop sitting here waiting its turn.

Kristie said...

I will wait for your review then on Death on the Flop. I need to post all of the ones I got today too.