Tuesday, 22 July 2008


Finished July 22
Charley's Web by Joy Fielding
This was definitely a page-turner, particularly toward the end. Charley (Charlotte) Webb writes a newspaper column that gets her a lot of mail, not always complimentary. It also hasn't been good at promoting friendships. Charley has two children, but didn't marry either of the fathers. Her mother left the family when Charley was eight and her three younger siblings still haven't got over that. Charley is trying to get to know her mother, but sometimes struggles with it.
She gets a letter from a young woman on death row, convicted of brutally torturing and killing three children, whowants Charley to write her story. As Charley gets drawn into the killer's thoughts, she also worries about anonymous threats she has been getting from a reader. There is lots going on here, and Charley is far from perfect, but she is bright and has a sense of humour, and that takes her a long ways.

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