Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Book Review: Too Close to Home

I enjoy a good contemporary mystery. The kind that makes your toes curl and your breath pump faster.

TOO CLOSE TO HOME was a good novel, but it really got good about half way through the book. It starts off slow and I must admit that I skimmed at the start, but then it roped me in and I couldn’t go fast. The tension really kicked up a notch at that point and it kept me glued to the pages. The suspense was well done, and I was intrigued at just who was committing these crimes and until the end I wasn’t really sure what the extent of the crimes that were being committed.

There were a few things I didn’t like about the book. I didn’t feel a lot of the emotions. I was simply told what they were and it didn’t make for as thrilling a ride, which is the main reason I docked it a star.

But I really like how the heroine in the novel was not the stereotypical police cop. She knew what she was doing, but wasn’t power hungry. It made for a more refreshing read, because I really dislike heroines who think they know more their male counterparts.

All in all this was a good suspense, and boy the ending really makes me want to get the second book! It leaves no time for a breath and a great jumpstart on the next book due out in the fall.


  1. I really enjoyed this book and keep looking for the 2nd one! I am really looking forward to it!

    Great review!

  2. I am looking forward to the second one too, Loren. I gave it to my mom to read and she really liked it, so we will see what the second one produces. Glad you liked the review. :)

  3. I love suspense and mystery, so glad Christians are writing them. Would read Danielle Steels books but she uses the Lord's name in vain so won't read them. Thanks to all of you writing these books, want to win one of these for sure, if nothing else, will purchase them. I have several now and loved them. Juanita Wickey

  4. Would love to read the book!
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