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.