This was my first Jeffrey Deaver book, though I have read and heard quite about him. I am pretty sure he writes a series as well, but this was a stand alone book. I have several of his books and decided it was time to start reading some of them. Speaking in Tongues was a great book and I enjoyed it. I give it a B+.
Aaron Matthews is a man with a gift: he can talk anyone into doing almost anything. As a psychologist he used that talent to help people. Now he's using it against one man for revenge. With former trial lawyer Tate Collier as his target, the brilliant, ruthless Matthews knows the easiest way to destroy his adversary is to strike at the point of least resistance, which for Collier is his teenage daughter.
At first I wasn't sure how this book was going to turn out, because as soon as the book started the kidnapping took place and I was afraid that there wouldn't be enough buildup in the book. I turned out to be wrong, though, because the suspense continued to build as the pages continued to turn. I read it very quickly and loved all of the characters... especially the villian, Aaron Matthews. He was very spooky and creepy and it was amazing how many people he was able to trick. It also creeped me out that he was a psychologist and was able to exploit people's deepest and darkest fears for his own benefits. It makes me wonder about how we exactly open up to and how vulenerable we can be. I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Deaver's books and am going to look in to his series as well. I want to make sure that I read them in order, so I believe I have a little research ahead in my future.
I am on a roll this month as far as my reading. Speaking In Tongues in my 7th book this month and I just picked up three books from the library today. I finally got in the latest Stephanie Plum between the numbers book, Plum Spooky, and plan on starting it tonight. I have a rare night off with nothing to do tonight, and I am looking forward to curling up with a good, enjoyable book. This series sometimes feels like it is losing steam, but it always leaves a smile on my face and is enjoyable. I took a long nap this afternoon which was wonderful but I suspect it will leave me up later than usual tonight. Good thing I have a lot of books to keep me company! Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!