Monday, June 23, 2008

Fatal Deduction Review and Giveaway

One Across...three down. The answer is in the puzzle. The danger is in not solving it before time's up.

Fatal Deduction is one of the books I read the week that Rebecca was born. I hope you understand the delay in posting the review LOL. My Mom and I both read it that week and really enjoyed it.

Libby Keating's aunt has left her townhouse to Libby and her twin sister. The only caveat is they can get the townhouse only if they live in it -- together -- for six weeks. The first morning that they are in the home, Libby finds a dead body on the doorstep. Tucked in his shirt pocket is a crossword puzzle that indicates Tori is next.

The book was a fun read. There's a thread of romance, a trace of suspense, a twist of mystery. And there are a couple twists -- especially toward the end that I didn't anticipate. The interaction between the sisters made me laugh -- I could see it playing out in real life all too well. They may look alike, but their takes on life and how they act are miles apart. Drew Canfield and his daughter provide a nice layer to the plot as well. And the girls were more than secondary characters stuck in the plot to fill the obligatory child role. The rest of the cast of secondary characters develops into a full-fledged Greek chorus and added a depth to the story.

I really enjoyed this book and am delighted that you have a chance to win a copy. Just leave a comment and let me know if you enjoy crossword puzzles. Don't worry -- if you don't, you'll still be entered to win a copy.


kamewh said...

I love crossword puzzles but haven't done any recently :) Thank you for the giveaway!

Vader's Mom said...

I love crosswords, but I'm awful at them.

Thanks for the giveaway.

bigguysmama said...

About the only crossword puzzles I can do are the one's my son brings home from elementary school. I'm not a good puzzler for some reason. As for suspense books, I try not to think about who could've "done it". Cara, please enter me in the contest. Thanks so much.

In Him,
Mimi B

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

Hello! I have been reading good things about this book! The twin girl's relationship seems very interesting and then their aunt's will stipulation that they twins live in her home for 6 months to get their inheritance!!!!! I enjoy crossword puzzles and word searches. Please enter me in your drawing. Much appreciated.....Thanks, Cindi

Donna M said...

I can relate to mimi about crosswords. I help with my kiddos from school. I would however love to read this book. It sounds really interesting.

SKQBDOO said...

I've never been good at crossword puzzles, but envy those who can do them

Carolynn W. said...

I love doing the easy crossword puzzles...I've never finished a hard one. :) Thanks for the chance to win the book!

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. It is a winner and I would appreciate reading this book this summer. I enjoy crossword puzzles and have been doing them for years.

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy


Sounds very suspenseful! I'd love for a chance to win!

God Bless!


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