Friday, May 20, 2011

One Deadly Sister

One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington

One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington
One Deadly Sister is the first book from new author Rod Hoisington and it has left readers panting for more! This is a murder mystery whodunit type of book that is easy to read with interesting and well-developed characters.

Raymond Reid finds himself in deep trouble when he gets banged up in prison for the murder of a high profile senator.

He calls his sister Sandy who doesn't want to know. The siblings have been estranged for years following the deaths of their parents.

However, curiosity gets the better of highly intelligent law student Sandy as events unfold and she arrives to find her brother being railroaded through the system by the police department and an over-eager prosecutor with one eye on his own ambitions.

The aptly titled book shows that petite Sandy is a worthy proponent of her brother's innocence and the plot unravels in a tangle of deceit and double-crossings, all of which is cleverly tied together and leaves the reader feeling thoroughly satiated.

Highly recommended.

Water For Elephants

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen tells the delightful story of an old man, Jacob Jankowski, who from his bed in a nursing home describes life in a travelling circus when he was a young man in Post-Depression America.

Jacob Jankowski describes how his parents died suddenly in an accident just before he was due to graduate from veterinary college, and, finding himself penniless, he failed to write a single word in his exam, walking out instead and joining a visiting travelling circus on the spur of the moment.

Carefully researched with attention to detail, Sarah Gruen describes in detail what life was like in those days, especially for the animals which were badly treated and underfed.

Life on the road was exciting and sad and downright fascinating the way Sarah Gruen has successfully managed to write a romantic page turner while at the same time teach us so much about a part of history we might mever even have thought of.

Highly recommended reading.

Water for Elephants is also out as a movie