Book Club Reads, Kidnapped by Jan Burke
July 23, 2012
Next Friday, August 3rd, Book Club will be talking murder, mayhem, and happy marriage. I fell in love with Jan Burke about a decade ago when I read Bones, the novel that won her the Edgar Award. What I enjoyed about that story, besides the edge-of-my-seat suspense; a diabolical serial killer and the smart, complicated plot, was the main character, Irene Kelly.
Irene is NOT a spunky, fast-talking-single-gal-private-eye duking it out with bad guys and boyfriends. She’s a level-headed, thirty-something woman with a loving husband, two dogs, and a cat. The couple doesn’t sleep around, they rarely fight, and the most drama in their relationship happens when they worry about each other when their jobs, she’s a reporter and Frank’s a cop, get them into trouble. And still their lives manage to keep me riveted. How refreshing!
Check out a copy of Kidnapped and join our discussion. If you end up liking Jan Burke as much as I do, you’ll have plenty more adventures to read. To date, Ms. Burke has written eleven Irene Kelly mysteries.