Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brilliant suspense fiction, Someone to Blame by C.S. Lakin


I read many of the best psychological suspense novels and this is a brilliant one, as the author, C.S. Lakin, sets an ominous tone from the first page, which carries through the book. Matt and Irene are in deep grief over the deaths of their sons, and their daughter Casey is as depressed as they are.
When they move to a small town to escape their sadness, they find there is no escape, as the town is beset by many crimes from arson to assault, and a troubled and angry young loner, Billy Thurber, appears.
Matt wishes “If only he could hack away at memories and break them into harmless pieces” and for Irene, “An ice age had settled at the very core of her being and she could only guess at the years it would take to melt those glaciers down to manageable size.”
A nasty vigilante group forms to kill the person they think is guilty of the crime wave, while Casey develops a crush on Billy.
The denouement is thrilling and brought me to tears as I watched the mom decide whether to risk her life to protect someone. This rises up from her inner turmoil over not saving or protecting her sons.
The publisher kindly sent me an ARC of this book and I recommend it highly to everyone who enjoys psychological thrillers or novels about families in stress, with the hope of healing.

16 comments:

Marydon said...

This would be a hard read for me, having lost a child ... but it does sound very intriguing & inviting.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Terra Sweetie...
This book sounds like it is right up my alley. I will have to check it out at Barnes and Noble. Maybe they have it. I cannot get enough to read. I could hide in my overstuffed chair and read for weeks and be perfectly happy.

Have a beautiful day sweet friend, and again, thank you for the wonderful share.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Connie said...

Thank you for visiting, sugar. We're from California transplanted to Idaho to retire as a more leisurely pace—which hasn't happened though!!!

I, too, love suspense novels and am an avid read of murder mysteries.

I love the photo of the cat hanging over the chair but can best the skunk adventure. We had a bat in the house when we visited our granddaughter over in Washington state. Talk about weird!!! Whew...

Nice to meet ya, chickee...

xoxo,
Connie

Annesphamily said...

This sounds intriguing and suspenseful. I always enjoy a good read. Thanks for sharing with us. Anne

Cherrie said...

That books sounds interesting! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!

L.T. Elliot said...

What a beautiful review. Wow. I'll definitely have to read it.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Suspense novels are my very favorite! I have times in my life that I read many books and then times in my life I don't this is one of those times, you have made me miss it! thank you so much for stopping by.

Carol

Toyin O. said...

Sounds like a great book.

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Amrita said...

I like suspense thrillers

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Sounds really good!
I really should start reading more.
I seem to spend a lot of time reading blogs though.
Thanks for your sweet note too!
Cindy

Heart2Heart said...

This sounds similar to a couple of books I have read in the past. I guess it happens to so many people and to gain insight on how each deals with the situation is what will ultimately keep them together or forever tear them apart.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am heading over to the library website to see if I can get this one.

Sounds interesting, I have wanted to find something with a bit of a bite to it lately.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

koralee said...

Hmmmm...sounds like something I may like...thanks for the review. xoxo

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terra,
I just wanted to come over and say "hi" and I heard the weather is so hot there--I hope it cools down fast and hope you're doing fine and keeping cool!!!
Hugs
Cindy

Deborah Ann said...

This sounds interesting! It's been a while since I read a good book. Thanks!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a great read.