Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Getting Ready to Go...

I am frantically trying to get ready for my retreat this weekend.  But so far I am not getting much done.   I have managed to get some laundry done but I still have to do one more load before I can begin to pack.  I have yet to get my stitching together and I still have to run to the pharmacy to pick up my meds and get my flu shot.  Whew!  What else?  I have cleaned my bathroom and stripped my bed  but I  still have to cleaan my kitchen and have the dishwasher ready to run a final load before I hit the road.   I know how tired I always am when I return from a trip so I like to at least have a clean bed, bath and kitchen on my return -- the rest can wait till I rest up.  I cannot wait to get away for a few days.  It seems I have been in this house for so long I just need a change of scenery.  Jason will keep things as I leave them so no worries there.  He usually does all my errands for me so he deserves a break as well.  I am not sure I will have a chance to post again before I leave so I will add my latest book review now.

Book Review:    The Celibate Mouse by Diana Hockley

Shell-shocked from a tragedy at work and an acrimonious domestic upheaval, Detective Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott flees town to recuperate, but fate has other ideas.

Her plan to house-sit for relatives in a rural community is shattered when Susan witnesses a very public murder within an hour of her arrival. Things turn sinister after an encounter with an elderly lady; a hint of a long ago murder is not a secret with which Susan wants to be entrusted.

Enter Detective Inspector David Maguire whom she has not seen for thirteen years and who is assigned to the case, which sends her into a further tailspin. Against her better judgment, Susan is drawn inexorably into the investigation, surrounded by menacing strangers whose private agendas threaten her safety, and soon, her life.

My thoughts:
This is another enjoyable read.  I really like the way this author treats the narrative and uses the viewpoints of several characters to reveal the story.  This is the sequel to The Naked Room which I reviewed a couple of days ago and I enjoyed it just as much as I did that one.  I suggest you read both these books if you enjoy a good mystery. 

I will be gone until November 17th.  I will tell you all about it when I return.  Be good while I am away.   Until next time...

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