Weekly Reading #23

This week I once again bounced over to all kindle books. There were some I found at a low price and started reading. The first was the Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle. I quite enjoyed the story and when the end was something of a cliff hanger, I quickly purchased the next book, The Atlantis Plague. Normally this is the sort of series that I’d read through quickly. I got through the Atlantis Plague very quickly but found that it wasn’t as satisfying at the first book. I was beginning to care less and less about the characters and what was likely to be the final conflict, didn’t hold as much interest to me. That isn’t to say these are not fast paced thrillers that others might enjoy. I think I was hoping for something that remained a bit more grounded in my world, with a bit of woo woo on the side.

I also read Linda Fairstein’s Death Angel. This one wasn’t as good as the earlier novel I read of hers. I saw that other reviews found the characters flatter in this one. I think that’s true. There were places where I was learning far more about Central Park than I really wanted to know as well. I would have liked to understand more about the characters and their motivations. I wasn’t at all keen on the whole romance between Alex and Mike either, but perhaps I need to know them better. All in all, I’d read more by her but I won’t go rushing out to find more.

Finally, I read Alex Kava’s Perfect Evil. This is the first book in Kava’s series but it’s the last one I’ve read. Needless to say that made some parts of the plot a little disappointing as Kava had referred to the outcomes in later books. I can’t fault her for my poor reading order! Still, it’s a good thriller. I was uncomfortable with the language that she used to describe some of the women. The fact that Maggie at one point is described as “shrill” and out of control and there is a judgment that that’s not a good thing is off putting.

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