I am going through the alphabet and giving books away alphabetically by author(Yesterday was Arbertburn for "A," today's book will be by an author that starts with "B" and so on...). The drawing for the books will be held 10 days after each book is posted, i.e., the drawing for the book posted on March 1 will be on March 11. Make sense? So you gotta keep checking back to see what's next!
First, the rules:
1. Post a comment to the blogs with books that you want to win. In your post you get to answer a silly question:
Today's Question: "What is an adjective that describes your day today that starts with B? (mine is busy!)
2. Not all books I review will be giveaways. Only the ones that have this logo with them.
3. Wait to see if you win. Today's book giveaway will be drawn on March 10.
Today's letter is B! And the author is Bell, James Scott
And the book is: Try Dying
On a wet Tuesday morning in December, Ernesto Bonilla, twenty-eight, shot his twenty-three-year-old wife, Alejandra, in the backyard of their West 45th Street home in South Los Angeles. As Alejandra lay bleeding to death, Ernesto drove their Ford Explorer to the westbound Century Freeway connector where it crossed over the Harbor Freeway and pulled to a stop on the shoulder.
Bonilla stepped around the back of the SUV, ignoring the rain and the afternoon drivers on their way to LAX and the west side, placed the barrel of his .38 caliber pistol into his mouth, and fired.
His body fell over the shoulder and plunged one hundred feet, hitting the roof of a Toyota Camry heading northbound on the harbor Freeway. The impact crushed the roof of the Camry. The driver, Jacqueline Dwyer, twenty-seven, an elementary schoolteacher from Reseda, died at the scene.
This would have been simply another dark and strange coincidence, the sort of thing that shows up for a two-minute report on the local news--with live remote from the scene--and maybe gets a follow-up the next day. Eventually the story would go away, fading from the city's collective memory.
But this story did not go away. Not for me. Because Jacqueline Dwyer was the woman I was going to marry.
In Try Dying, this fast-paced thriller, lawyer Ty Buchanan must enter a world of evil to uncover the cause of his fiancee's death--even if hie has to kill for the truth.
Another book I couldn't put down! I love this author and the suspense he builds. Ty Buchanan is a wonderful character who is smart. He is grieving the loss of his fiance when he is confronted with the possibility that she was murdered. Out of love for her and the remorse he feels for not showing her more how much he loved her, Ty is determined to find out the truth. And that truth gets him in deeper and deeper trouble right from the start.
I love how Ty ends up getting help from some unusual sorces. He ends up seeking shelter from a priest after he gets beat up a few times, his home is burned down, and he is being charged with a murder of the reporter who was helping him look into his fiance's death! The conversations between the priest and Ty are my favorite dialogues in the book where Ty is looking for deeper meaning amongst the horrible things that are happening to him and the priest is trying to push him to find it, in spite of the injustices served against him as well.
As always with Bell's books, I was hooked on the book until the last page. I hear that there will be more books in this series and I can't wait to read them!
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