A couple more quickie reviews for you to glide through. Break starts in less than 16 hours and I can't wait! Joy Fielding is one of my favorite women suspense authors, I was excited to read The Wild Zone. I give it a B+.
This is how it starts. With a joke. Two brothers -- Will and Jeff -- and their friend Tom are out one night at their favorite South Beach bar, the Wild Zone, and decide to make a bet on who can be the fi rst to seduce a mysterious-looking young woman drinking by herself. Pretty, dark-haired, blue-eyed Suzy has an innocent, almost ordinary girl-next-door way about her. "Just waiting for Prince Charming to hit on her," Jeff says.
Little do they know the secrets she hides from the outside world, particularly those having to do with the daily horror she experiences under the watchful eye of her abusive husband. Little do they know she has an agenda of her own. Little do they know their harmless bet is about to take on a life of its own, a life full of deadly consequences for all concerned.
This was a good book. One with twists and turns and a suprise ending that I didn't see coming. Some of Ms. Fielding's endings really remind me of old Hitchcock movies. If you haven't read anything by her, I would highly recommend you start, and soon. Set in one of my favorite places, Florida, The Wild Zone kept me hooked and I breezed through it. I would love to hear your thoughts if you've read it!