Monday, June 16, 2014

Dead Giveaway by Joanne Fluke

It's hot in Las Vegas and not just from the heat...

Kensington Books sent me a copy of their new publication of this book for review (thank you).  It has been republished and you can buy a copy at your local bookstore now.

A beautiful condo has been built in the pristine mountains close to Las Vegas and only certain people are allowed to rent the units.  You have to be discreet, rich, well-mannered and have no bad habits.  The select few chosen to live there fit that description.  What no one knows is that the disabled lady living there is a ticking time bomb for others...

This had the feeling of an old Agatha Christie story.  When I read it, it was Ten Little Indians.  It was later retitled And Then There Were None.  

The plot of this story consists of a few killings at the start of the book, meeting the folks that live at the condo, and then being stuck in the condo due to an avalance.  When people start dying in the condo, they think it's all accidental.  Then they realize they are housing a murderer.  But which one is the murderer?

This is a suspenseful, tense story with several unusual characters.  Most are very resourceful and are more than they seem in appearance.  It was much more exciting than I anticipated.  It would make a great movie.

My favorite part are the romances.  Couples that had separated came together again, the main female character finally found a man worth her love, and the ironic ending with disabled woman was perfect.  I really enjoyed this read.  Maybe you will, too!

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