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Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Finds: 6-19-2009

Here are my finds this week!

Roadside Crosses by Jeffrey Deaver

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

About the book: On the heels of Jeffery Deaver's bestseller, The Sleeping Doll, comes a twisted new case for body language expert Kathryn Dance. Someone is leaving roadside crosses beside Monterey highways. . .not as memorials, but as announcements of intent to kill.

Aided by Deputy Michael O'Neil, Kathryn follows leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teen who has been attacked in a popular blog for his part in a car accident that killed two high school girls. Is Travis bent on revenge against the cyberbullies and the blogger whom he believes has destroyed his life? Kathryn isn't convinced. . .a doubt that will put her career on the line as she goes up against politicians, paranoid parents and an Internet culture as insidious and vicious as the killer himself. (from Bookspan/BOMC newsletter)

About the author: Wisely taking the advice given to him by legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane -- "People don't read books to get to the middle. They read to get to the end" -- Jeffery Deaver has earned a reputation for prodigious pacing and slick suspense with his string of bestselling Lincoln Rhyme thrillers.

Abandon by Blake Crouch

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

About the book: December 28, 1893: a mule skinner resides into the mining town of Abandon, Colorado. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle, he finds the place deserted - with meals left to freeze and belongings forsaken. No trace of foul play . . . or of the gold from the mine. Now, 116 years later, journalist Abigail Foster joins her estranged father, Laurence, a renowned history professor, on a trek to the mysterious ghost town. With them are two backcountry guides, a psychic and a paranormal photographer.
They're not the first to undertake this journey. Years back, another group set out to investigate Abandon - but they haven't been seen since. Will Abigail and her father fall prey to the same fate? (from BOMC newsletter/Bookspan)

About the author: Blake Crouch attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with degrees in English and Creative Writing. 2004 and 2005 saw the publications of his first two novels, DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS. Blake lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book. (from Barnes and Noble website)

What great books did you find this week?? Stop over at Should Be Reading and share yours!

Roadside Crosses
Publisher/Publication Date: Simon & Schuster, June 2009
ISBN: 9781416549994
416 pages

Publisher/Publication Date: St. Martin's Press, July 2009
ISBN: 9780312537401
416 pages


Jess said...

Abandon sounds great -- spooky, but great. Have a wonderful weekend.

bermudaonion said...

Roadside Crosses caught my attention too.

Darlene said...

Good ones. I keep meaning to read something by Deaver but never have. Love the cover on Roadside Crosses.

-.- said...

Good finds. I really like the covers as well, they're eye catching.

~ Popin


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