Thursday, June 13, 2013
by Brendan P Myers
This isn't a book I would normally be drawn to. Indeed, the only reason I had it was because I had gone through a period of downloading free ebooks for my Nook. Recently I needed a book I could read in the dark, so Hope Town it was.
The action/adventure/mystery-thriller genre is not one I venture into on a regular basis, but it was a good time to read this book. A great diversion from the "real world" with problems and issues that were completely not something I could relate to. Great escapism!
Parker and Jessica meet in a bar one evening just after he's been fired and she's had a horrible day. Sometime later they leave the bar together and thus begins their romance. Unfortunately, they were a couple of innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Other activities at the bar that evening eventually lead to a murder. Parker and Jessica find themselves in danger yet are unsure why. In a small town where murder is rare, people seem to be dropping like flies. Before Parker realizes the danger, Jessica has been kidnapped and he's got to find her before it's too late.
Part of my enjoyment of this genre is wondering if the "solution" I have arrived at is the correct one for the final outcome. In my case, it was.
I have searched for this book again on barnesandnoble.com and cannot find it. But that is another mystery.
I gave this book three of five shots. I was fun and enjoyable, just not my usual read.