I haven’t always been a huge reader. I’ve always wanted to be, but have failed to be the kind of reader I’d like to be. Having said that, I can proudly say that I have found an author that always makes for a good read. The Queen of Suspense herself, Mary Higgins Clark. I just finished one the other day and I realized that I currently own six of her books, and I even had some more that I sadly had to leave behind when I came home from Prague.
She does such a good job of weaving an intricate story and developing characters. When I pick up one of her books, I usually am done in 2 or 3 days – it’s so hard to put it down! There are some things you can usually count on:
1. Main and minor characters with troubled pasts/childhoods.
2. A female who intends to investigate which gets herself in trouble, but it’s ok, because there is a caring young doctor/lawyer/investigator to help her along – and eventually falls for her.
3. A mentally ill person. Some of her insights into minds are actually kind of creepy. When she writes from their point of view..whew..it can get weird.
4. An intense ending involving danger and narrow escapes!
Yeah, they’re pretty good. I like them because you know there’s gotta be a twist. She leads you through, and you just know it’s not the obvious thing and then BAM!! Right at the end it all changes! Your suspicion was off and now the characters only have minutes to figure it all out! Great stuff.
I have been trying to read more in general, and in the last month and half or two months I’ve finished 4 books (The Case For Faith by Lee Strobel, Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, and my latest MHC, We’ll Meet Again) – and started three more. That’s pretty good for me! Redeeming Love was probably the best book I’ve ever read. I may blog about it later. Anyways, happy reading!