Charts and sticky notes and carefully slowing down to pay attention...that works. Especially now that I've got enough knitting done to follow the pattern and keep things where they belong.
I've been in the mood for thrillers lately and Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway seemed to fit the bill, telling the story of Hanna, who can't remember the details of the night that she and her husband were savagely beaten with a croquet mallet by her daughter's boyfriend. Rud has been granted a new trial and Dawn has returned home. Hanna hopes to remember some detail from the night that her husband died, something that will keep Rud in jail and put to rest her fears that their daughter was somehow involved. I didn't love this one. While Hanna wasn't blind to the fact that there was something off about her daughter, I couldn't figure out why she'd let her move into the house.
Forsaken by J. D. Barker is a fast-paced horror novel. Horror author Thad McAlister wrote his latest novel in the old journal his wife bought him, telling the story of a powerful witch, never suspecting that the story came so easily because he wasn't making it up. The description compares the book to works by Stephen King (and one of his characters does make a cameo appearance, which is still puzzling me a bit.) There are some chilling scenes, but the characters seemed a bit two-dimensional.
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