Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Reading Mariah Stewart's Hard Truth

Just over half way through a book by an established author who happens to be new to me, I have to stop and share a recommendation. In one word, wow. The book, Hard Truth, written by Mariah Stewart in 2005, has really kept me thinking. It's very well-written with a fascinating plot and lots of unexpected character twists. I have no idea who the culprit is, and the story line just keeps thickening. I love it.

I just went to Wikipedia to see if perhaps I might have read anything else she had written (I hadn't, but soon will) and found out that this is book two of a four-book "Truth" series. I would never have guessed there was something preceding this. It stands on its own perfectly. I'm heading over to my Amazon link next to order the other three volumes.

It's worth mentioning that the pain medicine has me close to brain dead lately, so if a book can keep me this awake and interested, it's beyond good. I was going to go to bed early, but I need to see how many more bodies show up in that field. And I don't really trust Mr... Well, you'd better read it for yourself. Like I said, I'm just over half way through (57% mathematically). Now, if you do read it (or have already) and manage(d) to figure out "who-done-it" in fewer pages, I'd love to know, so come back and comment. Especially if you're on pain medicine.

Thank God for books. What richness these stories add to my life.


sherrie said...

I'm so happy you've found something to take your mind away from your pain. A to find out that it is a series . . . it just doesn't get better than that!

Lisa said...

Ok, it's late, so I thought I would give you a laugh before heading off to slumberland....At first glance, I thought it was by Martha Stewart and I figured from a very quick look at the cover it was some kind of look at her life behind bars! Then I started to read your comments! I suppose if she were to write a book about that it could be just as riveting. Well, ok, probably not...Oh my...I really need some sleep!
Hope you are pain-free soon! Night night!