Monday, October 29, 2012
If you suddenly discovered that you had the power to travel back in time and "improve" things, what would you change? For Jake, it's the JFK assassination. If he had lived through 11/22/63, things would be better, right? And so Jake lives a few years back in the late 50's, just so he can try to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.
I knew a little bit about the assassination and now I feel like I know much more. Sure, this is fiction, but it's also based on facts, and I found Oswald's history interesting. I had no idea that he had lived in Russia or that he was drawn to Cuba. Why didn't I learn that in my history classes? I was a history minor, for Pete's sake!
Monday, October 1, 2012
Rob Ryan is haunted by the events of his past--when he was 12, his two friends disappeared and Ryan was found alone in the woods with his shoes filled with blood. Now he's all grown up and he still can't remember what happened. He's now a police detective and, when a 12-year-old girl goes missing in the same forest, he can't help but be haunted by his old case.
This is a slow-moving detective story with lots of leads, but I did guess the culprit. Ryan isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but his female partner, Cassie, sure is! She was great--I'd love to read another book based around her!