James (katsurian) wrote,

Thicker Than Water finished

I just finished #8 Thicker Than Water by Rett MacPherson. I rate it an 8. When genealogist Torie O’Shea returns home to New Kassell, Missouri, from a vacation in Minnesota, she finds two surprises: First, her mother-in-law is coming to town, and second, her mentor and boss, Silvia, has finally passed away at the age of 102. Grief-stricken and further distressed by her mother-in-law’s unannounced visit, Torie is dumbstruck when she learns that Sylvia has left all her worldly possessions to Torie, including the Gaheimer House, the site of the local historical society. With gigantic boxes of artifacts and paperwork dating back to the 1920s to sort through, Torie is quite overwhelmed.
In cleaning out Sylvia’s things, she finds something strange: an old postcard from the late twenties, addressed to Sylvia, with a photograph of a little girl on the front and an ominous message on the back. Torie quickly becomes determined to uncover the truth behind the mysterious photograph. Who is the little girl? And where was the photograph taken? Unable to make sense of her discovery, Torie finds that her suspicions deepen when she learns that Sylvia hired a private detective and installed a security system just prior to her death. Was Sylvia’s death natural or intentional? As Torie resolves to find out the truth, she learns hat some of the people in her town are not necessarily what they appear to be, and it becomes clear that somebody wants her to be silenced.
Filled with the intricate plots and engaging characters that have come to characterize Rett MacPherson’s mysteries, Thicker Than Water is a fascinating story that promises to delight fans and newcomers alike.

I'm currently reading Deborah Adam's book All the Blood Relations which is turning out much better than I expected after the last two of her books. And now that I've looked it up, this wasn't suppose to be in the TBR pile until after I've found and read #5. This one is #6. Oh well, I'm going to finish it now!

Speaking of good and bad books, I'm going to have to come up with a better rating system! Either that or I've been reading a lot of very good books lately! Let's see:
10 - A book I'll definely be reading again and recommending to everyone. I couldn't stop reading it even though it kept me up way past my bedtime!
9 - A book I'll be know I'll be reading again and recommending to everyone.
8 - A book I'll be reading again and probably recommending to friends.
7 - A book I'll probably be reading again.
6 - A book that's either part of a series or by an author that I enjoyed reading.
5 - An average book, middle of the road, take it or leave it.
4 - A not very good book
3 - A lousy book, Why did I choose to finish this?
2 - This was so bad I couldn't finish it.
1 - I tossed this one away it was so bad.

There's only 3 or 4 books I can remember not finishing: The first book in The Faded Sun trilogy by C. J. Cherryh and the second book in The Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin were two that I got half way through and tossed, I couldn't read them any more. The second book in Annie Griffin's series I also tossed but I hadn't started it yet. I just didn't care for the characters and the second book looked like a replay of the first so the series wasn't worth reading (to me); though I did like the series she wrote under her real name. The first book in Jill Churchill's Jane Jeffrey's series was another book I put away though this one was more because I was tired of reading mysteries at the time. I've always meant to pick it back up and try it again but haven't gotten around to it yet. You know - so many books, so little time.
Tags: 2005, rating system, rett macpherson

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