Monday, December 10, 2012

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

Read while home alone? probably not in the dark
Tissues needed? nope
Overall rating: 4.5 stars

What would you do if you knew you only had a few days left to live? Right some wrongs? Strategize for that last day? Introduce yourself to a homicide detective so she will work harder to solve your murder? These are questions that Charlie must consider as she faces her own demise at the hands of an assailant who killed her two best friends over the last two years, leaving no clues for police. Catch Me winds together Charlie’s current story with her past, as well as the story of a serial killer who is targeting pedophiles in the Boston area. Will all the clues come together quickly enough for Charlie?

This book was riveting! It’s been awhile since I’ve seriously considered giving up precious sleep time to read, but Catch Me kept me up later than my usual bedtime. There was a part in the middle of the book where I thought the plot was going to take a gimmicky turn, but luckily it was just a quick consideration. The action was nonstop and Gardner really made me empathize with Charlie—as well as a number of other characters—so that I just HAD to know what happened next. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan to check out some of Gardner’s other work.

What kinds of books will you stay up late to read? How would you prepare for a “last day” showdown? 

1 comment:

  1. I love those books that you can't put down because you just have to know what happens next and I love when characters become real to you and stay with you long after you finish reading.