Friday, December 30, 2016

This Could Be My Final Book Of 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 It may very well be, as "The North Water," which I have just started, may take me more than two days to get through, short though it be.  Eileen Rendahl's book is a quickie that is a fun wrap up to what was a very literary reading year.

                                  Linda Farmingham, the mother of heroine Amanda Fisher, commits suicide in the mental institution she is confined in.  The reason she is confined is because, while in a cult, she was driven to kill Amanda's youngest brother, Jackson, and wanted her daughter's help in killing other brother, Dylan.  Amanda got smart, and called the cops.

                                    But did she commit suicide?  And what is going on with Amanda, at work?  And who is the corporate spy?  And why is what's happening to Amanda happening?

                                     "Cover Me In Darkness" deftly answers all these questions.  I quickly figured out who the corporate spy was, but the rest was surprising, yet made sense when revealed.

                                        Cultists should read it, to see how they are being exposed.  Readers should read it if looking for  a fun, enjoyable read.  The trouble is, since "Gone Girl" and now "The Girl On The Train,' every mystery writer wants to be the next Gillian Flynn or Paula Hawkins.  Just be yourselves, darlings, let Gillian and Paula take care of themselves.

                                           A worthy end to reading in 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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