May 24, 2017

Don't Breathe a Word

Don't Breathe a WordDon't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Irritating how it alternated between 15 years ago (narrated by Lisa) and the present (narrated by Phoebe).

Phoebe is dating Sam whose sister went missing 15 years ago. The only clues were the gifts the Fairy King left for Lisa and Sam and Lisa's cousin Evie's weird behavior. Now someone is contacting Sam claiming Lisa is coming back from the land of Fairy. But is the pathetic creature they find really his sister? and what happened to the baby she gave birth too? When Sam and Phoebe uncover the incestuous secrets Sam's Mother and Aunt have been hiding Sam fears for his own child's safety and flees with a pregnant Phoebe. But did Teilo find them and take their baby? or has Phoebe lost her mind?

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May 20, 2017

Against All Odds

Against All OddsAgainst All Odds by Danielle Steel
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Widow Kate Madison's resale shop is taking off and her grown children are embroiled in romances some of which end in disaster, and when her long time friend Liam's wife dies Kate is there to offer comfort.

I didn't like the fact that Liam's wife was apparently his second choice poor woman he was in love with Kate when they were in college but was too young to get married when Kate married Tom, and was engaged to Maureen when Tom died. Then Maureen conveniently gets killed by a drunk driver when she is out with Tom and now he is "free" to be with Kate.

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May 18, 2017

16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club, #16)

16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club, #16)16th Seduction by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Joe is hurt in a bomb blast when he is on a date with Lindsay. The bomber confesses to Lindsay, but then recants. The jury finds him not guilty and he turns the table on Lindsay by having Internal Affairs investigate her and suing her for False Arrest. But the mild mannered school teacher isn't what he seems.

Meanwhile Claire has Lindsay looking into a string of suspicious deaths, and the only clue leads to a mental hospital.

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May 16, 2017

Ominous

OminousOminous by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The plot is a little thin. Someone has been kidnapping girls and taking them to a shack miles from nowhere and keeping them as sex slaves. Some of the townspeople think the three girls just ran away from home, or got what they deserve. Shortly after these three girls disappear Kat (Detective Patrick Starr's daughter), Ruth (the Preacher's kid) and Shiloh decide to sneak out one night and drive to a lake in the middle of nowhere to go skinny dipping. Someone starts taking pictures of the naked girls with a flash, they run. The photographer catches Ruth and rapes her (OK, this makes no sense the other girls he took to his shack before raping them so why did he deviate from his pattern?) Shiloh and Kat come back and attack him and the three girls get away. Ruth begs them not to tell anyone and they agree not to Shiloh leaves town shortly afterwards when her Stepfather attacks her.

15 years later Shiloh's Mother dies and Shiloh returns to town to care for her half-sister. Kat is a Detective and Ruth has returned to town as a therapist. Courtney's (one of the original three girls who went missing) body is found after she kills herself with barbed wire to escape from the monster who has held her for 15 years. And another local girl Addie goes missing. Kat convinces Ruth to come forward and everyone tries to discover who attacked her 15 years ago. A mysterious caller on Ruth's crises hotline turns out to be Erin (another one of the original girls who went missing) she escaped when the kidnapper was busy subduing Rachel (the last of the original girls to go missing).

Eventually the kidnapper is found and Addie is rescued.

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May 15, 2017

BOLT® Lithium Max Pet Cordless Hand Vacuum | 2133

I like that Bissell helps pets with the profits.

The hand vac is heavy and the power switch is where I would like to grip the handle, which results in the vacuum being accidentally turned off. It's also to long to use in the car and the wimpy suction doesn't have the power to get the pet hair up. To be fair Fenris' (Great Pyrenees Mix) hair seems to have magical properties light enough to float through the car from the cargo area where he is contained to the front seat and then it sticks like Velcro.My upright vacuum can't seem to pick it up either. The hand vac does as least have a nifty tool that scraps the hair off the seats, with more suction power it would be awesome.

I like that it has a washable filter and that it is easy to empty. The trash container is pretty large the battery goes dead before I even get it half full.

Did great picking up a small spill in the refrigerator.