Sunday, April 19, 2015
“The Stranger” by Harlan Coben. After being told a devastating secret about his wife from a stranger, Adam Price’s perfect life is shattered and his wife disappears. Trying to find her leads to others whose lives have been damaged by secrets that an unknown adversary knows and sometimes tells. I enjoyed this interesting novel about secrets told and secrets kept, but perhaps not as much as I have enjoyed Coben’s other books. No matter what Coben is always worth reading.
“Sing a Worried Song” by William Deverall. This is the sixth book in the Arthur Beauchamp legal series set in Vancouver. Deverall is a trail lawyer, journalist, and created the CBC television series “Street Legal.” His new novel in this series starts with a 1987 trial where Beauchamp prosecuted a young man who supposedly murdered a clown and moves forward to the present when Beauchamp comes out of retirement to defend a local character who is arrested for marijuana trafficking. Unfortunately for Beauchamp, at the same time, the convicted clown killer he put away is out on parole and out to get him.