Title: The Dirty Secrets Club
Author: Meg Gardiner
Finished: May 12, 2009
Stephen King calls her the “next suspense superstar” and Meg Gardiner is amazing with this novel about a secret society known as The Dirty Secrets Club, the question is, what really is the DSC.
Jo Beckett has faced trauma and heartache in her life, which led her to leave medicine and start analyzing death to determine the means – suicide, murder, accident. When she is requested to figure out whether an attorney killed herself or was murdered, things start to spin out of control. It appears no one is really safe when it comes to secrets.
While a slow start, a little confusing as to what was going on, I soon found myself trapped in reading this book for so long that I’m glad it took me a long time to finish. Great book. I can’t wait to read more Gardiner.
Challenges: 999 Challenge, 100+ Challenge, New Author Challenge, RYOB Challenge, TBR Challenge, Spring Reading Thing
Title: Sin City (Volume 4) – That Yellow Bastard
Author: Frank Miller
Finished: May 11, 2009
Volume 4 of the graphic novel series made into a popular film a few years ago.
This issue takes a focus on Hartigan and Nancy, their past and their present, facing the sudden reappearance of the man they thought died years ago.
Each volume becomes my favorite and so far this one has now claimed the title. Miller creates such distinct and inventive characters that it’s hard not to enjoy even the bad ones.
Challenges: 100+ Challenge, 999×2 Challenge
Title: The Daring Book for Girls
Author: Andrea Buchanan
Finished: May 10, 2009
A fun and informative book for girls. While I’m too “old” to be reading this, I found so many things extremely informative, interesting, helpful, and just plain fun. From real life princesses to female pirates to how to change a tire and build a campfire, this book is well rounded enough that even the young at heart can enjoy it.
I hate to admit I learned more from this than maybe even some girls and understand the concept of the book to go back to the roots of childhood before electronics when you really had to do everything from scratch. It will be extremely fun for moms to read with their little girls and reflect on their own childhood as well as teaching their children.
Challenges: 999 Challenge, 100+ Challenge, Countdown Challenge, New Authors Challenge, RYOB Challenge, Non-fiction Five Challenge