Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Three Weeks To Say Goodbye by C. J. Box

About the book: After years of trying to have a baby, Jack and Melissa McGuane’s dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency-Angelina’s birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility and will use every advantage his position of power affords him to make sure it happens. When Jack and Melissa attempt to handle the situation rationally by meeting face to face with the father and son, it is immediately apparent that there's something sinister about both of them and that love for Angelina is not the motivation for their actions.
As Angelina’s safety hangs in the balance, Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child. A horrifying game of intimidation and double-crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where absolutely no one is safe...
How far would you go to save someone you love? C.J. Box has once again written a bone chilling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page…

Quote from the book:"I really liked the cabbage rolls," Cody said. "Maybe the next time we drive up here to hire a hit man we can come on Thursday."

My thoughts: I've been a fan of Box's Joe Picket for some time now so I had high hopes for this novel. Well, I wasn't disappointed. Even though there were some things I couldn't figure out, like why didn't Jack and Melissa get a lawyer, I felt it was a great read. Like Joe Picket, Jack is an everyman, a middle class good guy who makes mistakes. With the help of some friends and some violence of their own, this group sets out to protect the family and the little girl, Angelina. It was a fast paced page turner!

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1 edition (January 6, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312365721
adpotion, mystery


Katy said...

This book sounds suspenseful--sounds like a good read. Great review!

Becky W. said...

This book has been on my wish list for a while now. I need to get my hands on a copy!

Thanks for your thoughts!

Teddyree said...

Suspenseful and emotional by the sounds of it. I think I'd enjoy this one, thanks for great review!