Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I LOVE A GOOD MYSTERY
Passion turns to envy. Love to murder. One way or another, everyone is spoilt.
A sadistic killer is stalking the streets, carving his hatred into the bodies of beautiful, young women.
The murders are stirring up bad memories for Detective Lucas Hudson, as he struggles to remain focused - juggling the horrors of today with horrors from the past.
When Chelsea Summerville's best friend goes missing, she's unwillingly dragged into the race to stop the killer.
As Lucas and Chelsea find happiness together, Chelsea becomes the hunted rather than the hunter.
Can Lucas shake off his demons and save the woman he loves, or will everything he holds dear be spoilt?
About the author:
Joanne Ellis is a prolific Australian writer who won the Night Reading / Publishing 'First Chapter of the Month' in May-June 2010 with her first chapter of 'Spoilt'.
Other novels written by Joanne include: 'Fire Starter', 'Womaniser', 'The Rookie', 'Charlottesville', 'Control' and 'The Mystic Garden'.
My Thoughts: I love a good mystery. Spoilt began with a big “bang” and I loved it. It instantly captured my attention and I did not want to stop reading. The romance between Lucas and Chelsea was so intense that it made me want to believe in love at first sight. The way Lucas was so intent on protecting Chelsea was very endearing. Without, ruining the end of the story for everyone I just wanted to say that by the end of the book, I became scared for Chelsea, angry at Lucas, felt the pain and heartache they were both feeling and wanted to hurt the maniac serial killer.
Spoilt was a well written story that flowed through the chapters like melted butter. From the beginning when the murders are being investigated, to when Lucas and Chelsea initially met and then when they fell in love, the story was easy to follow. I didn’t have to go back a few pages to see if I missed anything.