I wouldn’t say this is one of the best I’ve read of Greg Iles but I’m enjoying it. It’s pretty good. I think it’s going to get more suspenseful as I go along just because of the type of story it is. It’s a story that so far makes me think about the dangers of having affairs when married. LOL. Well off to do more reading. I’ve got a headache but I’m hoping to still get most of the book done tonight and maybe the full review tomorrow. Just maybe…
You know it never fails, I start reading something (The Other Boleyn Girl) which I was really enjoying and one of the numerous books I have reserved at the library comes in (Third Degree). So, once again, I have to put down Boleyn Girl to read a library book. I checked the library again and I have another hold waiting-The Gathering-so I’m going to have to go pick that up.
It’s actually quite funny because I had promised myself that I was going to hold off on reading library books and work on the enormous amount of books I own to read.
Oh well, I’m not going to give up the new releases that I don’t want to buy but want to read so, with that said, I’m off to start Third Degree.
Well I was struggling with this book but after I wrote that last post and read about another 20 pages or so it started pulling me in. I still don’t think it’s as good as some of her previous novels, but still good and worth a read.
I thought a little too much attention was paid to explaining the death penalty and all the court issues that go along with it and to religion. I would have liked to see the story focused on more but I did learn a few interesting tidbits about these subjects. For the most part though I skimmed through these sections.
The book is about Shay Bourne who is on death row for killing a young girl and her stepfather. He wants to gain salvation by being a heart donor to this dead girl’s sister. It is a very moving story that makes you ask yourself what you’d do if in the same situation. It also makes you question your beliefs in certain things-like the death penalty or certain religious views.