Saturday, December 5, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday: Malice by Lisa Jackson

That's A Novel Idea has started a new MEME called Show Me Five Saturday. This meme will give each blogger an opportunity to give a brief description of a book they have read or reviewed during the week. It will work like this: Each Saturday you will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1. Book you read and/or reviewed this week

Malice by Lisa Jackson

2. Words that describe the book

Thriller, police procedural

3. Settings where it took place or characters you met:

New Orleans and Los Angeles. Rick Bentz: ex LA cop now living in LA with his second wife Olivia and working on the local police force is convinced he has seen his late first wife Jennifer. When he gets a death certificate in the mail with a question mark on it, he begins to wonder if she is really dead and follows a trail that will lead him back to LA to find out the truth. Olivia: Rick's second wife who eventually follows Rick to LA to find out what Rick is up to and gets much more than she bargained for.

4. Things you liked and/or disliked about it:

A wonderful wealth of characters; some good and some bad which makes for a nice balance to the plot. A well crafted thriller that kept my attention to the end even though I did figure out who the perpetrator was. The relationship between Rick and Olivia felt very believable. Character development of the late Jennifer.

5. Stars or less for your rating?


Note: although this is a series, it is a stand alone novel but I liked it so much I want to go back and start at the beginning.


  1. Ooh, this sounds good and I like that it's part of a series!
    I'm loving the Show Me Five review style. It tells me exactly what I want to know about a book, yet doesn't contain spoilers. I'm adding this to my wishlist!

  2. Excellent review again of a book that sounds like one I would love to read!!!

  3. I will not start another series...I will not start another series... ;-)

  4. This sounds really good! I love this meme and I forget about it every week. One of these days I'll remember and participate. Maybe...

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