Monday, May 30, 2011
Here are the q-n-a's for our May book choice, just cut and paste, post on your blog with your review, and then come back here and paste your answers-
The First Cut
1. Did you like/dislike this book? Why?
I did like this book. Thriller/Suspense is one of my favorite genres. I like how this book flowed, I found it keeping my interest right to the last page.
2. What did you think of Det. Nan Vining?
She was a great character, strong but not over the top tough as sometimes happens when making the female cop the lead. I found her likeable and very sympathetic in her attack and how she is dealing with it.
3. Was there a character that you liked or disliked more than any other? Why?
I didn’t like Lt. Beltran. When there’s a hidden agenda people can get put into harm’s way, and he exposed them to that all for his own gain. I like Sgt. Early, they didn’t expound on her too much but I think her character has potential. I loved her daughter Emily, what a great character she was. Her devotion to her mom was just fantastic.
4. Did you think Nan handled her fear well? Did you think she was too hard on herself?
I think she was a bit hard on herself for having the fears that she did. Her attack was just coming up on a year anniversary and she was going back to work, so she was riding herself way too hard. I like how she was trying to talk herself through what she was imagining and feeling.
5. What were your feelings on her relationship with Det. Jim Kissick and how the author teased about T.B Mann still being out there? Do you hope to see that explored in her other books?
I liked the two together. I see where the worry of working together was in the way, but I liked the chemistry between the two. I expect T.B. Mann to be caught in her later books, and I would hope Nan gets her guy.
6. Describe what you liked or disliked about the writers style.
I liked how she didn’t get hung up in details. She kept the book moving at a quick clip. The only issue there might be was her name dropping of places and some people not from Cali will have no clue about who or what it is. Other than that I can’t think of anything off the top of my head.
7. Being a cop is far from easy let alone a female cop, Frankie’s friend officer Hernandez touched on it with Nan and retired cop Gerardo in Frankie’s condo; do you think the author accomplished this in her writing?
Yes, she made it clear when Nan came back how some still have problems with females on the force, and how civilians have no clue what it’s like when a gun is pointed at your face, or a car is used as a weapon.
8. Did you like that you knew who the bad guy was from the start? Did you find it too simplistic?
That way is fine for me. I like both styles of mysteries. Trying to guess who the bad guy is or knowing out of the gate. The trick with out of the gate is still holding your interest, and this book did. I didn’t find it too simplistic at all.
9. If you could change something about the book what would it be?
I don’t think I’d change anything. I enjoyed it and found it a great read.
10. Will you continue with the Det. Nan series?
Yes I think I will, I wanna find out if she finally catches T.B. Mann!!
You can read my review *HERE*
Posted by Paula Calvanico at 1:09 PM