Wednesday 25 January 2017

That Led To This

Me and Maddie love to watch a thriller, crime drama or mystery.  As soon as we hear the theme tune to Jonathan Creek we both say it makes us feel cosy but ready for a murder or mystery all at the same time :)

Last year we watched an amazing show, every week it kept us gripped and on the edge of our seats!  It was Harlan Coben's The Five:
Now although I love watching this type of show I've never, ever read any crime, thriller or mystery books but this program changed all that.  As soon as the show was finished I went to the library to find some Harlan Coben books.  After all, I'd watched one of his dramatisations and really enjoyed it so I thought it was a safe bet.

I wasn't disappointed with my choice:
This was a real page turner, I didn't want to put it down.  In the story we meet Dr. David Beck whose wife, Elizabeth, the love of his life had been abducted and murdered.  Eight years after her body was found he get a mysterious email with a specific phrase known only to him.....and Elizabeth!

This book took me out of  my comfort zone and on to a genre I had never read and I can''t recommend it highly enough.  I've since picked up a few more Harlan Coben books and can't wait to read them.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


Sian said...

Sounds like a good one. We have an independent bookshop here which specialises in mystery and crime. I must go have a look soon and see if I can find this one.

Lizzy Hill said...

Not heard of him....sounds really interesting....I'm more a Lee Child, or James Patterson, or that sort of genre crime fiction, but atm I'm back at my 'roots' reading Ngaio Marsh, who wrote in the 1930s to 70s!!! More in the Agatha Christie vein...... I must say I do love Jonathan Creek..... & QI with Allan D in it, too:):)

My not so simple life said...

Ohhh ill add this one to my ever expanding reading list :)

Sandra said...

Ooohhh I love a good thriller book. Off to add this one to my wish list