Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Thriller in Florida

Finished July 1
Heartstopper by Joy Fielding
In a small town in Florida a pretty teen girl goes missing. There is much speculation about what has happened to her. When her body is found the town is shocked and scared.
We see the story told from various points of view, including that of the killer. We see their actions at certain times and see what they think of what they are doing, but we don't get a lot of clues to their identity.
We also see things from the Sheriff's point of view. John Weber has been sheriff for a long time and while he certainly isn't perfect, he has a good head on his shoulders and follows his instincts. He also has a strong sense of responsibility.
We also see things from a number of other points of view, particularly one of the parents, Sandy Crosbie, who is also a teacher.
I like the fact that everybody has issues, just as we all do in real life, and we all make mistakes.
It was a good story for a lazy summer afternoon in my hammock.

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