The Camel Club by David Baldacci

This is the first in the Camel Club series of books set in Washington DC. It uncovers a plot within the intelligence community to kidnap POTUS. A highly entaertaining reda that never loses pace. The characters are great and utterly believeable. I love Milton with his OCD.

Highly recommended read in the spy thriller genre. Will definitely be on the lookout for more Baldacci books.

 

Rated 7

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Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

Having been inspired by seeing a trailer based on this title I decided to find a copy at my library and read it. This book is not the first in the Odd Thomas series ( I did not realise when I got it) but it was still quite interesting as a a stand alone read. It follow a one day format where by Odd leaves his home in the morning and returns 24 hours later after an epic supernatural adventure. There a re many mysteries (unresolved) like just WHO is Mrs Fischer? What does it mean to be blue and smooth? A lot of questions I wanted answered and continued reading through the tedious descriptions of desolate industrial landscapes in the definite hope that they would be answered. Mr Koonts , however, had other ideas…..not to satisfy my desire for answers.

My overall view is that this sort of book appeals to major fans of the genre.  I didnt find it scary at all though. I would like to read the first book in the series because I think that one will be the really good one. Read this book if you really really like Mr Koontz.

 

Rated 5

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon. The No. 1 Ladies Detetective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Ma Ramotswe returns in this charming endearing book about a traditionally built woman detective in Botswana. It was evocative if a bit slow. It meanders through the key relationships between Mma Ramotswe and Ma Makutsi , who now has a baby.

I mildly enjoyed it but would have liked more pace. Loved Mma Makutsi’sbstoryline.

Rated 6.

Book Review: Stone Cold by David Baldacci

This is the first audiobook I have ‘read’. John Baldacci writes in a simple enjoyable way. The plots were not unlike any good spy novels from similar genres. Whilst I enjoyed it I felt the characters were lacking…kudos to the author though for at least having a strong female character in the form of Anabelle. A big plus for was the lack of emphasis on her physicality or attractiveness to the male. Shocking plot twist towards the end that i did not expect – so that picked up the pace of the book.

I shall definitely return to Baldacci (especially if Lee Child isnt available)

Star rating 7