Thursday, February 23, 2012

Graveyard Games by Sheri Leigh

I picked up this book on a whim, when my kindle wasn't completely full and gave it a whirl. Firstly it's well written and I enjoyed it. There were lots of twists, some predictable story-lines but in general lots of fun to read, slightly graphic but not so much it makes you squirm. The characters are relate-able and draw you into there backgrounds, you want to know the story of what makes them, them.

I liked the relationships between the characters, especially between Dusty and her brothers best friend. I love the tension between them and the way there story is built up. I like the mood set in the book, the way all the different characters respond to grief and trauma. It's true to life in that way, no one deals the same way. So grab a hot cocoa, snuggle under a blanket and settle in for a night and get to reading.

The synopsis of the book is:

Dusty has always been the hothead in the pair -- her twin, Nick, he was the calm, cool and collected one. But now Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty, on forced leave from her job as a Chicago police officer, goes back to her childhood home to attend the funeral.

It becomes quickly apparent to Dusty that the local authorities aren’t being straight with her, or anyone else, about what’s been going on in the little Midwestern town she grew up in. The detective in her kicks in and she decides to find out what--or who--has killed her brother, so she moves in temporarily with her father and stepmother, takes a job in a local bar, and starts asking questions.

Her focus soon fixes on Shane, her brother’s best friend--the town bad boy and bad seed. The tension between the two of them has always been palpable, and nothing has changed. Sparks fly as they collide, and while Dusty finds herself sinking in deeper with Shane, the mystery of what happened to her brother--and an ever growing list of victims--grows even stranger.

Dusty finds her past haunting her everywhere she goes as she continues to dig deeper into the circumstances of her brother’s death, and her future looms large as her fate as a police officer is about to be determined back in Chicago. With everything coming to a head, she focuses on one thing: What happened the night her brother was killed in the cemetery? She’s sure Shane knows... something... and she’s determined to find out what it is, one way or another.

It's 242 pages long. You can pick up a copy of the Ebook on Amazon right now for $2.99, I definitely say its worth it. Yes from time to time the story is a little too slow paced or too fast paced, or a little off the mark, but for the most part the characters are solid, the story line is moving in the right direction and you will find it hard to put down, you'll want to know what happened and what will happen next.

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