Hi everyone and welcome to my monthly
Friday Book Club.
This is one of the books I read whilst I was away on vacation. Jeffery Deaver is one of my favourite authors and his books do not disappoint. He has written quite a few now and with a number of heroes but my favourite by far is the Lincoln Rhyme thrillers. His writing is very easy to read and you really do fall into the story and several hours can go by before you know it.
For any of you who have not read a Lincoln Rhyme book he was a Police Captain in charge of the New York Forensic Department when an accident left him a paraplegic but his brain still as sharp as ever. Over the course of the books he has been able to gain more movement although still in his special automated chair, he is now able to go out and visit some of the scenes. He is ably assisted by Amelia Sachs and others who help to solve the most mysterious of cases.
“The Cutting Edge” is about someone targeting Couples who are engaged and about to get married. What has he got against marriage, or the couples and why does he want them to die? Diamonds take centre stage and as we know diamonds are a Girls best friend but not when someone is trying to kill you.
As you know I love mystery books and in particular the police procedural ones, such as Bones but I particularly love Lincoln Rhyme. Jeffery Deaver has never fallen into the trap of just writing a book for the sake of it as his publisher needs to publish each year, as I think Lee Child has.
If you want to start reading the Lincoln Rhyme books it begins with “The Bone Collector” where we are introduced to Rhyme and Sachs and the others , which was made into a film starting Denzel Washington as Rhyme and Angelina Jolie as Sachs (although they changed her name in the movie!).
I have also seen Jeffery Deaver and listened to him read the first chapter of his new book and met him afterwards and got him to sign the book. He is a very interesting man, having had several careers but I think the best of which is being an Author and can recommend any of his books to you.
Have a great weekend, whatever you are up to and remember to set some time aside for reading.
Hugs, Susie x
The book I got signed by Mr Deaver a few years ago.