A book set in Las Vegas about immigrants and war veterans doesn't really ring my bell. But on the advice of another bookseller I gave this book a shot. WOW!!! Each Character's voice is very dear to me now -their challenges so real and seemingly insurmountable. I found I had more in common with their struggles than I would have imagined. I love and care about these folks now, and truly hope they will be OK
If I were so inclined I would have carved the words GOOD BOOK in my skin when I finished. A Missouri town has lost two smart and lively tweens to murder.Sent to snoop around is reporter Camille Preaker, a hometown girl who never wanted to go back. Disturbingly the details of the murders intertwine with Camille's past. This is a dark and fascinating story. Why did the killer need the little girl's teeth?
When I read an Anna Quindlen book I feel like I've put on and old pair of shoes... so easy-going and comfortable. This book is about a world-famous photographer struggling to regain her professional groove. Although she is surrounded by the dazzle of New York City, she retreats to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. In this environment she is able to find inspiration and start another rewarding phase of her life. Going nowhere got her somewhere!
Who are good guys and who are bad guys? It is very hard to tell. But the interesting guys... that's easy...everyone! Once again Koch has assembled a most unlikeable lot who will both amuse and disgust you. As they amble through their summer vacation thse accomplished and affluent characters slide from sophistication into a lot of ugly stuff! Bring it on Herman Kock! You reallly know how to find the worst in people!