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Weekend Reads April 23 2016

These are the books I'm currently reading. 

Mannheim Rexby

From the internationally bestselling novelist Rob Pobi comes Mannheim Rex, an homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby Dick.

After the sudden death of his wife, famous horror writer Gavin Corlie retreats from New York City to a secluded house on Lake Caldasac. But his new life in the country is far from idyllic, and when a thirteen-year-old wheelchair-bound boy named Finn Horn nearly drowns in the lake, Gavin discovers a startling secret: people in this peaceful lakeside community keep vanishing. Is the corrupt, drug-fuelled town sheriff to blame? Or is Finn’s account of a lake-dwelling leviathan more than a near-death hallucination?

Racing against time and Mother Nature, Gavin and Finn embark on a quest to catch a nightmare beast. It’s survival of the fittest, and it isn’t long before the pair realizes that they might be out of their depth…and that the hunters may have become the hunted.


Review of Still Mine by Amy Stuart

Still Mine

Still Mine by Amy Stuart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Still mine is about a woman called Clare who is running from her past and an abusive husband. She ends up in a small mining town called Blackmore, where another young woman named Shayna has gone missing. The similarities in their lives becomes eerily familiar to Clare as she sets out to find out what happened to Shayna.
Clare, even with all her flaws stands out as my favourite character. The way she develops relationships with the people of Blackmore is fascinating yet somewhat disturbing. All the characters felt very real.
The story definitely keeps you guessing as you go along. You really can't figure out what's going to happen next. The author is very good at writing dramatic emotional scenes. She draws you in. Once you get into the book, it really grips you and keeps you turning the pages. Very fast paced.
There wasn't really anything I disliked about the book, except possibly some unresolved issues.…