SECOND GLANCE by Jodi Picoult

SECOND GLANCE by Jodi Picoult, (c) 2003. I don’t often read Jodi Picoult books which are usually about damaged children. I read my first one and didn’t mind it although it opened my eyes to child abuse. I just couldn’t take a whole slew of them, you know? So I did try reading one about an autistic boy accused of murder and even that one I skipped a lot of pages to get to the end. Then a few weeks ago my sister brought a few books to dad’s to share with us other sisters, we do a book exchange quite often. This book sounds much different then her others.. It’s about Ghosts and other paranormal activities. Here’s the blurb on the back cover:

“A developer has slated and ancient Abenaki Indian burial ground for a strip mall, and now strange happenings have the inhabitants of tiny Comtosook, Vermont, talking of supernatural forces at work. Ross Wakeman is a ghost hunter who’s never seen a ghost- all he wants is something to end the pain of losing his fiancee, Aimee, in a car accident. He’s tried suicide -many times. Now, Ross lives only for a way to connect to Aimee from beyond. Searching the site for paranormal signs, Ross meets the mysterious Lia, who sparks him to life for in the first time in years. But the discoveries that await him are more amazing than anything in this world- or the next. Expertly entwining a powerful drama of the hearts redemption and the disturbing history of eugenics, Jodi Picoult “proves there’s little she can’t do.”

I’m sorry I didn’t say all that in my own words! I feel like a big faker as a book reviewer.


WITHOUT YOU by Saskia Sarginson

They  thought she was lost forever… WITHOUT YOU by Saskia Sarginson, (c) 2014. One day 17 year old Eva went out fishing with her dad, and was knocked into the ocean by the boat’s sail. Immediately there was a helicopter and boats out searching for her but her body was never found. Eva’s younger sister Faith just knows Eva is still alive and goes out searching for her. The aftermath has her parents marriage disintegrating, but Faith never gives up! Meanwhile on an island nearby is dilapidated, windowless concrete huts, empty for years. Inside one of these huts Eva is being held captive, but she’s fighting to survive and return home.

ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf

ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf (c) 2012. This suspense novel takes place in a small Iowa town where a lone gunman has taken over a small school that house grades  K-12. Here you’ll meet Meg Barret a relatively new town sheriff. Then you’ll meet some of the key players in this little drama as they scramble to meet his demands and figure out exactly who he is and to finally stop him. I don’t want to give the ending away as you know.

THE SURVIVORS BY Dina McCall, (2007).  A passenger plane has gone down in the Appalachians and rescue teams are out looking for survivors. Two of them are missing; a five-year-old boy named Johnny O’Ryan and a woman. Twenty miles from the crash sight a psychic woman named Deborah Sanborn has a vision of the two survivors, and she volunteers to help the O’Ryan family find Johnny and the woman. They don’t know what to make of Deborah, but with the snow falling now time is running out on them, and there happens to be killer after them since they witnessed a murder.

COLD EARTH by Sarah Moss

COLD EARTH by Sarah Moss. This is an “Advanced Galley- Not for Sale copy. No Copyright date. A critic named Jane Smiley wrote on the cover: “Moss is such a master at evoking suspense… that readers will be tempted to turn to the end of the book to relieve anxieties. Try to control yourself.” Well I NEVER skip over text to the ending unless I’m bored with the book and curious about what happened before I toss it in the library donation pile. This story is about six archaeologists from the United States, England and Scotland who assembles at the beginning of the Arctic summer to unearth traces of the lost Viking settlements in Greenland. Due to an epidemic and communication problems they are all stuck in Greenland over the winter season. All ill equipped to survive there in the harsh climate. Nina, Ruth, Catriona, Jim, Ben and Yianni knowing they may never live to see their loved ones write final love letters to them. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

NOTE: Well some scary, other worldly things have been going on…. But I ain’t tellin’ ya what….

NOTE: I didn’t enjoy this book like I thought I would.