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Misery Loves Company Paperback – August 1, 2013
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Jules Belleno had read Patrick Reagan's latest book and it was just not as good as his previous ones. She wrote a critical review. "Everything from the plot to the dialogue seemed to fall flat. I felt like grabbing the book by its jacket cover, shaking it, and saying, 'Don't tell me it's terrifying. Terrify me!'" (9)
The day after the review is blogged, Jules goes missing. She has been kidnapped and drugged by Patrick. When she awakens, her eyes drift to the ceiling. She gasps as she reads, DON'T TELL ME IT'S TERRIFYING. TERRIFY ME.
This is another great novel from Gutteridge. The action is constant, the characters are well developed, and the scenes are done so well I felt like I was there, waiting to be terrified. I was especially impressed at the dual development of the plot lines. Jules begins to understand why she is where she is at the same time Chris Downey, policeman and best friend of Jules' murdered husband, uncovers the same information. It is a clever way to reveal the plot.
A great novel, well written and full of suspense.
I began reading Misery Loves Company and thought well, it's pretty much going to be about a grieving widow who blogs and she enjoys reading.
Not so! Wow!
It seems that sometimes we think we know people, especially our spouses, but in reality we are just living side-by-side without any real knowledge of their true lives.
This read had more twists and turns than an Arizona mountain road on a rainy day!
What a fantastically written novel! I loved it!
I don't normally read Stephen King books, and in fact have only read one in my life (I was on vacation and bored and the vacation house had books). That book was Misery. In it, a woman kidnaps her favorite author and puts him through a pretty bad time. This book sounds like the opposite of that book, for in this book, a woman is kidnapped by her favorite author. But there the similarities end.
Among other differences in the two books, in this one, the whole story does not involve just the author and the kidnapped woman. There are people looking for her, and they are also trying to solve her husband's murder.
I did read this book in one sitting and had a hard time putting it down. It was very suspenseful, yet had a great Christian element to it. The plot was different enough from the Stephen King book to be original and was a real page turner. It was a book I was sad to see end, but I had that great feeling after reading a good book, that it was worth my time. Rene has outdone herself with this new novel. Great job.
Patrick was an interesting character. It was a little hard to understand him and his reasoning for doing some of the things he did completely, but I guess that's what made him such an intriguing character.
There was a sliver of romance in Misery Loves Company, not much - which I really liked for a change.
While I wasn't surprised by a lot of things in Misery Loves Company, there was one thing in the story I didn't expect at all!
Overall, Misery Loves Company was a interesting book that held my attention. I recommend it to fans of suspense/mystery novels.
*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book from NetGalley for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
By Rene Gutteridge
Let this book be a warning for all blogging book reviewers - the author may be following you!
When Juliet "Jules" Belleno reviews her favorite author's latest book she gives it a less than glowing review. She tells the author she wants him to terrify her with his writing and not tell her it is a terrifying situation.
All too soon Patrick Reagan is terrifying Jules and not through his writing. For some reason he has kidnapped her and taken her away to his remote mountain cabin. But will anyone even notice that she is missing? In the two years since her husband's death Jules for the most part withdrew from the world. Living in the safety of her home and the life she created for herself through her blog and Facebook, only her father might know that she was missing.
Patrick insists that there is something that Jules needs to know, but only when she is ready. But when will Jules be ready to learn what this obviously disturbed man wants her to know?
When Jules's father reports her missing the Wissberry police force can't take action because she hasn't been gone long enough. But Sergeant Chris Downey takes the report seriously after all he promised his former partner that he'd take care of his wife if anything ever happened. But when Chris's unofficial investigation turns up more than he ever expected he all too soon realizes that more than Jules's life is at stake.
Misery Loves Company is an exciting page turner that will do just what Jules Belleno wanted - you will be terrified. This is a story of growth both on a personal level and a spiritual level as several of the main characters come to realize their need for God.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through their blogger network in exchange for my honest review of it.
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This is a great mystery/suspense! I’ve had it in my TBR pile for months now, and once I started reading it, I finished it in one setting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T Cramer
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New author for me, and I ca not wait to read more of her books!
Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge
Thanks to Netgalley for a free copy in exhange for review.
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