A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

DNF: Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline

Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline (US) - (Canada)

Pages: 173/386
Ages: 18+
Finished: DNF
First Published: 2007
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: legal thriller, suspense, crime
Rating: DNF

First sentence:

Nat Greco felt like an A cup in a double-D bra.

Acquired: My sister gave me some of her extra books to take home with me.

Reason for Reading:  I've never been partial to legal thrillers, but my sister has a lot of books by the author so I thought I'd try her out.

Most of Scottoline's books are part of a series, this however is a standalone.  I've been picking my way through this book since Tuesday and just can't get into it.  There was a small part where I thought things were finally picking up and I was interested but I soon lost that feeling.  As I said I'm not that fond of legal mysteries, this isn't that an exciting of a plot.  A prison riot, the lawyers later find themselves in danger and way too much of a will they or won't they romance theme.  Just not my cup of tea.  Boring compared to what I usually read and I didn't care about either of the main characters.  I did bring home one other book by the author that is part of her series, which I will probably give a go but not in the near future.

As I always do with DNFs, now that you know why I didn't like it, here it the publisher's summary so you can decide for yourself:

Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down.

A violent prison riot breaks out, and Nat rushes to save the life of a mortally wounded guard whose last words are: "Tell my wife it's under the floor." Nat delivers the cryptic message, but before she knows it, she's suspected of murder and hiding from cops and killers alike. She is forced on the run to solve the riddle of the dead man's last words and to save her own life—and find real love.

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