Thursday, December 2, 2010

Heat Wave by Richard Castle


Product Description: A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

First line:It was always the same for her when she arrived to meet the body.

My thoughts: I am a fan of the Castle series on TV so when I saw this I had to get it. It has been languishing on my Kindle for awhile but I finally got to it. I found it to be a fun read and I WILL read the next one. I really liked the characters Rook and Heat and I liked their scenes together. I felt the characters were well designed. Jameson Rook, who is exasperating, self-centered and egotistical, was written in such a way as to make you care about him. Even though is may have seemed a little Corny in places, the mystery was good, it kept me guessing. It is a light, enjoyable, quick read. If you are a fan of the TV show, you'll like this.

My rating:



Quote: "At noon she shouldered her bag, and when Rook stood to go with her she told him to get himself some lunch, she needed to go on this one by herself. He told her she should have some protection. 'I'm a cop. I am the protection.'"

Links:
read the first chapter

about the book
about the author (actor)

1 comment:

carolsnotebook said...

That's pretty much how I felt about it too.