Saturday, July 10, 2010

Revenge Served Cold

Mia and I went to see Despicable Me yesterday. What a fantastic movie! We were laughing before the opening credits were finished, and it was interesting to see how they were able to make a villain the hero of the movie. Mia wants to go back and see it again; it was that good. It will definitely be a movie I will purchase as soon as it comes out on video. If you are looking to escape the hot weather this weekend, take the whole family! It has a great message of recognizing what is truly important in life, plus the minions are awesome. I want one...or maybe two.

Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton is the follow-up to Piercing the Veil about law student Anne Marshall. Anne has a bit of a secret: her father James' ghost visits her regularly and helped her solve a murder mystery several months ago. Now he's back because a law professor and former friend of hisElliot, was killed in a hit-and-run accident and his wife, Kathy, has been accused of murder. James knows that Kathy is innocent of the crime; the two were deeply in love despite their recent struggles with infertility, so he recruits Anne to help him round up some evidence that will force the police to take another look at the case. Anne, with her law student friends, including police officer Maria, start their own investigation that quickly focuses on Ross, Kathy's former boyfriend whose recent efforts to rekindle their romance left Kathy bruised and Ross enraged and seeking revenge. Fullerton has a talent for creating interesting and believable characters. All of the couples enjoy very healthy (and frequent) sex lives, and Anne's boyfriend Jason is a romantic hero. The dialogue is a bit stilted in spots and could occasionally use some editing. It's James and Anne's relationship at the core of the novel, and their powerful bond easily explains why he came back from the dead to be with her. As Anne works her way through law school, I'm sure she will come across more mysteries, and I look forward to reading them.

Thank you to The Cadence Group for providing me with a copy of this book for review.