For July, I decided to randomly grab a book off of the shelf to be my summer reading for the month. The only way I knew this was going to work was by going to the thriller’s section at our local bookstore, close my eyes and pull the first book I touch. Slowly opening my eyes, I almost got discouraged as it was a James Patterson’s book (haven’t found many that I have liked so far) but gave it a chance as the plot line was based in Stockholm, Sweden.
SIDE NOTE: For those of you who don’t already know, I am a dual citizen – both Swedish and American. Hence why the location of this book jumped out at me… it was like a bright, neon sign flashing in front of me during the most homesick part of my summer!
The book begins with no hesitation, launching you into a murder scene in Europe involving innocent tourists. New York detective Jacob Kanon flies all the way over to begin a chase all around continental Europe in hopes of catching the killers. When another postcard is delivered to a Swedish journalist, Kanon jumps on the first flight in hopes of catching the murderers before it is too late.
While I won’t deny that this is not the most intriguing book I have ever read, it was easy enough to read that I was able to complete it within only a couple of days. It keeps you wanting to flip to the next page to see what was going to happen, were the bad guys going to be caught, or who was the next couple whom would be matched up.
Overall I would give this book 3.5 stars out of 5, worth a read if you can find it at the library or borrow a copy from a friend.
**Just found out that this book will be released on the big screen in 2007**
What have been your favorite summer reads so far?