But small towns hold big secrets and that's all I will say about that! Gads, this started out fast and 11 hrs later, ended with the same fast pace! But despite the rush, the author also manages to make her characters vulnerable and believable. Her best-known books are the Evan Delaney novels, first published in 2002. She retreated into herself when both her career aspirations and her love affair with a childhood friend, undercover cop Seth Colder, were destroyed in a tragic accident. This story was about a twenty year old 25 million dollar armored car heist: the men who were caught, the one who got away, and where the money went, since it was never found until the end of the book. Then somebody throws a Molotov cocktail, and the club is quickly engulfed in flames. Most of the characters were pretty unlikable and it all seemed too far fetched for my taste. And old flame of Rory's Seth Colder comes back into the picture.
This mind-blowing thriller had me consuming pages at a furious pace. My book gave you nightmares? What I Thought of the Story: Ransom River was an interesting twist on the normal Thriller story. It eased pain; it exhilarated; it served as penance and validation. Departing from her popular series novels, Meg Gardiner has gone deeper than ever into the utterly convincing lives and compelling pasts of her characters. She get home just in time to be called for jury duty in a case where two cops are charged with killing an unarmed intruder. There was not one iota for desire or lust or passion between Seth and Rory, not even a near kiss, and then at 72% they had fade-to-black sex.
It was well paced and when I had to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it. Ransom River is an intimate crime thriller with a dark mystery at its heart--one that will keep readers breathless until the very last page. Ok, I really like Seth and Rory as adults but that bullying crap from Boone and Rissa was just ridiculous. I have read most of Meg Gardiner's books and enjoyed them to varying degrees. What I Thought of the Characters: Meg Gardiner really knows how to write compelling characters and in Ransom River she does it again. Meg Gardiner is an astonishing writer. He is the son of a retired, decorated police officer but he quit the force two years ago convinced that something was rotten in the Ransom River Police Department.
I was never quite sure where it was going next. I was reading, I was understanding, I was following the logic, I wasn't quite guessing ahead yay! She is currently in Geneva aiding political asylum seekers when the plug is pulled on the organization she works for and she is left jobless. There was way too much useless descriptions of furniture, grass, trees, cars, everything no one really cares about. And for the same reason. Ransom River is a fictitious suburb of Los Angeles bordering the San Fernando Valley; Rory Mackenzie grew up there, and for various reasons mainly her family has vowed never to go back.
From childhood on they were out to torment Rory, and kill her if need-be. It also couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a romance novel or a thriller, and the two plots distracted from each other. One day the courtroom is attacked by armed gunmen and Rory is chosen as one of four ho Talk about a book that is hard to put down! Originally from Southern California, she now lives with her family in London. Just finished Ransom River for my book club and I have to say that I liked it and hope my fellow book clubbers will like it too. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery.
And the ending was awful for a romance. I did Shadow Tracer next. It also couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a romance novel or a thriller, and the two plots distracted from each other. Was she the target of a kidnapping gone bad? The pacing, pronunciation, and emotion were all done with precision. These men meant business and it was clear that people were going to get hurt. I know that the past. I thought Angela Dawe was really on point with Rory and did a good job with Seth too.
That would be sticky enough but the intruder is the son of a gangster. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. I know that the past. Often has a major impact on the present but I do not like this method of traveling back and forth so much in my reading -my only complaint on this story Talk about a book that is hard to put down! They actually believe that she is an accomplish. Ok, I really like Seth and Rory as adults but that bullying crap from Boone and Rissa was just ridiculous. Angela Dawe has become one of my favorite narrators so I can, pretty much, forgive her anything. Meg Gardiner is a bestselling, Edgar Award winning author.
It's about people facing a severe danger, or confronting an evil that has invaded their world. The only thing she really has is her return airline ticket, which has already been paid for. Gardiner is the daughter of English professor Frank C. My only real negative I have is that she connected two dots out of thin air to keep the story moving. But she is back, and caught in the eye of the storm, that soon sends her back to her past, and leads her to an unsolved case that might just shake the very foundation of all her beliefs - ab Two masked men attack the courtroom in which Rory Mackenzie is juror number seven, for a case that involves cops killing the son of a known mafioso. Rory is the target of some thugs break into the courtroom but the kidnapping gets foiled with some fatalities. This particular edition is in a Mass Market Paperback format.
With her life in danger and those around her , should she flee to safety or will Rory do the right thing and fight to save the lives of the few she loves and those she knows deep down care for her still? A fast paced novel that you won't want to put down until the very last page and a book filled with twists and turns. Ransom River is a fictitious suburb of Los Angeles bordering the San Fernando Valley; Rory Mackenzie grew up there, and for various reasons mainly her family has vowed never to go back. And in the wake of a desperate attack on the courthouse, Rory realizes exposing these dark skeletons has connected her to an old case that was never solved, and that bringing the truth to light just might destroy her. Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other. As usual Meg Gardiner has so many twists and changes that when I was done, I felt as if I had been on a roller coaster. The action builds to a crescendo of violence in Ransom River that will overwhelm everyone involved.