Monday, September 26, 2011

In The Belly of Jonah Book Review

When I saw nothing else but this title my first thought was that it was going to be about the Biblical account of Jonah and the whale. Then I read the back of the book.

"Then she heard the squeak of a knob turning, and the hose on the beach wiggled to life with a hiss. Her heart raced and her mind willed herself awake. She sat erect, fighting gravity to keep her head from lolling toward her chest. He was coming toward her again, the hose hissing near his feet. Her instincts told her to run, but when she moved to stand, her legs were too heavy to pull from the water. Her arms too heavy to throw a punch. It was hard enough just to breath."

Wow, definitely not what I expected! But in a good way. From the very beginning this book draws you in. It keeps you guessing and turning pages as you greedily follow Liv Bergen and the FBI team who are scrambling to catch the twisted de Milo murderer. Sandra Brannan has a way of really letting you into the character's head. You can almost feel the adrenaline that's running through their bodies with each new discovery. You can see the wheels turning in the mind of the monster, plotting his next move. This is definitely a must read and I can't wait to get my hands on Brannan's next book featuring Liv, Lot's Return to Sodom.

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