Thursday, June 3, 2010
Book 33 - Anywhere She Runs
Why have I never read a Debra Webb book before?!
I was fortunate to win this book (twice, but that's a different story) after commenting on the Murder She Writes blog. I always enjoy Debra's posts, but I'd yet to check out one of her books. We all have our silly moments, right?
Anywhere She Runs is a near-perfect book. Strong female character. Sexy-as-hell male lead. A unique and awesome bad guy (actually, Debra gives us a couple in this book, both with just enough "villain" in them) and a compelling, suspenseful plot.
Add to that well-honed (read: amazing) technical craft. Tight, tight description. Brilliant pacing. Oblique dialogue. Wonderful characterization. And smoking hot sex scenes.
I loved this book.
A quick plot outline: Police officer Adeline (Addy) returns home after a ten-year break with a painful past. She's hunting a kidnapper - and he's hunting her. Somehow Addy is connected to two women he's already taken, and he seems to always be one step ahead of her and the entire department. If his warnings come true, she'll be the final "princess" in his scheme. But just as he has his outside resources - Addy has (somewhat begrudingly) hers. Like Wyatt, the sexy man from her past. Not to mention her kick-ass cop skills.
There's enough plot twists in this book to keep your mind in constant action, and the final mystery leaves you guessing right up to the end. So well done.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to pick my jaw up off the floor and get to the bookstore. There are five Debra Webb books out there I don't own. Yet.
The Book In My Bag Today: The Midnight Club, James Patterson