Before I talk about today’s book, I need a little help. My friend Doreen contacted me.
“This past Saturday, I visited a sewer who was downsizing. She used to make wedding dresses and other fancy dresses in another life. She wanted to find someplace to donate some of her laces and some beads. I let her know that several years ago, I sent some materials to a group in New York that made outfits for babies that were stillborn or died from SIDS. I believe I received this group’s information from your blog. I didn’t find any information in your current listings. Do you remember this group? This lady would like to donate these items to a group that makes these kinds of clothing. Your help would be greatly appreciated.”
I do remember that there was someone who could use laces and that type of item for babies who didn’t live. I don’t have a contact. Do any of you know who that was? If you do, please contact me and I will pass the info on to Doreen. Here’s my email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Now onto today’s book:
I just finished up the audiobook The Searcher by Tana French. I had the book on my online library hold list for a long time. I think about 4 months. I was hoping the book was worth the wait.
I am going to say that I was a little disappointed. I kept waiting for “the big thing” to happen. It didn’t. I kept waiting for someone to really do the right thing…they didn’t. I wanted the story to come to a complete end, it really didn’t. So, with that, I guess it’s fair to say it wasn’t a satisfying read.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.
“One of the greatest crime novelists writing today” (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking how to tell right from wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we stake on that decision.”
Amazon readers gave it 4.3 stars. I was a little surprised. I would rate it a 4. The book was hyped to be a thriller. There was no thrill. It seemed more of a clip from someone’s life…not thrilling at all.
If you are looking for this book, you can find it HERE.