Friday, October 7, 2011

Book Sneeze Review : Waking Hours

Welcome to East Salem: A deceptively sleepy town where ancient supernatural forces are being awakened.
A high-school girl is found murdered in a park in Westchester County, New York. The shocking manner of her death confounds the town and intrigues forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris, who is determined to unravel the mystery. All the suspects are teenagers who were at a party with the girl—yet no one remembers what happened. Could one of them be a vicious killer? Or is something more sinister afoot—something tied to an ancient evil?
But it's not just Dani’s waking hours that challenge her. Each night, her eyes open at 2:13 due to troubling dreams—dreams filled with blood, water, and destruction. Is it a clue—or a sign?
Across town, former NFL linebacker Tommy Gunderson finds his security system has been breached by an elderly woman who attacks him with preternatural strength. Before he can process the attack, someone close to him is implicated in the high-school girl's murder. He agrees to help—and finds himself working with Dani, the only girl who could resist his charms when they were in high school.
It will take astute analysis and forensic skills to solve the crime. But Dani and Tommy suspect there's more to the mystery than murder, more to their growing friendship than chance . . . and more to the evil they're facing than a mere human killer.
I received this book, to review, in e- format, from Book Sneeze.
I am an avid reader, and fiction is my favorite genre. When I saw this book and read what it was about, I just had to read it. My feelings about this book are up and down ,though. The story is interesting , but the writing is a bit poor. It can be overly descriptive in some parts, which can drive you nuts, and confusing in others. I had to re-read some places to figure out what exactly was going on.   Like I said the story itself is an interesting story, I had to see how it ended.  But, It  did take me a bit longer than normal to get through. And when I got to the end I found it wasn't finished, so I guess it will be a series then. Hmmm, I'm not sure if I want to complete the series or not. I guess maybe if I had nothing else to read.  After all it's not the worst book that I've read, I guess we shall see.  Would I recommend this book to anyone? Probably not. Who knows though, maybe the story will get better as it progresses...sigh...I guess I will just have to read it all to find out, but then again, I may just forget about it.  I told you I was up and down about this book.

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