A review of three books
Ravens by George Dawes Green A thriller about a family who soon after winning the $318 million Max-a-million jackpot are visited by Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko. McBride and Zderko intend to get their hands on a piece of the pie, and take the family hostage as part of that plan. A thrilling read, it’s scary how Green shows that, in the midst of fear and isolation, victims can come to adore the story’s vilains.
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box A crime novel that starts out with siblings 12-year-old Annie and 10-year-old William Taylor witnessing a brutal murder in the woods in their small hometown of Kootenai Bay outside of Idaho. Annie and William are forced to make a run for it when the murderers, a group of retired LAPD officers, spot them and will do anything to hunt them down and make sure they keep quiet about what they’ve seen. Suspenseful, and with many thrilling twists.
Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay David Harwood, his son Ethan and his wife Jan have planned to spend the day at the local amusement park, but soon after entering the park, Jan disappears. No one can find her, and when the police review surveillance video footage from the park they find no evidence that Jan was ever there. David soon finds himself the prime suspect in his wife’s mysterious disappearance, and has to fight to prove his innocence and keep his son safe. Linwood Barclay is one of my favorite authors of crime novels, and this is an excellent book, I couldn’t put it down!