This past weekend, I finished my third book of 2012.
I had started reading a book by Mary Higgins Clark, but found it difficult to get into, so started “24 Hours” by Greg Iles.
I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to see if this author has written any other books. It was suspenseful to the very last page and I found it hard to put down, but my poor fingers got quite sore after a couple hours of reading so I had no choice.
“24 Hours” is about an elaborate kidnapping for ransom plot that has been successfully carried out five previous times. The ring leader, Joe Hickey, is both an intelligent and vengeful individual. He learns everything possible about the families he will target and has both his wife and cousin assist in the crime. The book follows the crime from start to finish, exploring the thoughts and feelings of each family member, while exposing the flaws with Hickey’s plans. The Jennings are not just any family. They are so deeply united that even the five year old daughter becomes an unexpected problem for Hickey and his accomplices.
I am not sure what book I will tackle next, but as of right now I must focus on studying for my final examination I do on Friday.