Monday, May 18, 2015

Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn


May 18, 2015  

Read in May, 2015

This first title in the new Agatha Award-acclaimed series features Ruby, the widow of the rabbi in Eternal, Texas. When a patron drops dead in The Hot Bagel, Ruby's friend the baker faces interrogation--and Ruby starts wondering about a connection to her husband's still-unsolved hit-and-run death.

My Review:

I picked up this book to read because I liked the title. It has a lot of humor even though it involved a murder. It wasn't a very deep murder though as in not a lot of twists at all. It was a fast read. I liked the main character, Ruby but didn't care for Essie Sue or the new Rabbi. I connected with this book because of the Yiddish words in the book. They were words that my parents and grandparents always spoke. There were also settings that I was familiar with which made the book more personable I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

May 01,20 15 

Read in April, 2015

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.

Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.


Harlan Coben writes crime thrillers that keeps the reader guessing until the end of the book. This book was no different. There were twists and turns which I love in a book.I found some of them shocking and surprising and some were predictable. Even though some of the characters had secrets about their growing up years, it was selfish of them to ruin the lives of other people to compensate for those secrets. The book was engrossing and I didn't go to bed until I finished it. It was a page turner for me. I felt like a detective trying to solve the crimes. I had mixed feelings about the ending. Some events were upsetting while others were the way I wanted them to be. Coben finished the book with a cliffhanger which he basically did with all his chapters in the book. He is one of my favorite crime thriller author and i always look forward to reading his books.