Saturday, 8 September 2007

A Thriller

Finished September 7
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
This is the latest in the series featuring police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and his wife, doctor Sara Linton. Sara is being charged in a malpractice suit and is feeling very alone, relying on Jeffrey more than usual. One of Jeffrey's detectives, Lena Adams, is apparently in trouble. She appears to be good at getting herself into difficult situations.
Jeffrey receives a call that she has been found at the scene of a suspicious vehicle fire, and is not talking to anyone. Jeffrey and Sara go to the hospital she is being held at, in Lena's hometown three hours away, and Lena is frantic that they not be there. She escapes, and Jeffrey and Sara find themselves trying to put the pieces together to find out what is going on. The new young sheriff in the area, Jake Valentine, doesn't appear friendly or very competent. As the story switches back and forth between what Lena has experienced and what Jeffrey and Sara are learning, the action and suspense intensifies. A good action-packed thriller, with lots going on, and quite a few tight situations.

No comments:

Post a Comment