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Thursday, September 18, 2008

REVIEW for The Forgotten



TITLE: FORGOTTEN

AUTHOR: MARIAH STEWART

GENRE: THRILLER

RATING: 4 Stars

I have read most of Mariah Stewart's books. Forgotten is an out of series book, but was as engrossing as any of her other books.In Forgotten, psychopath Sheldon Woods has kidnapped a number of boys - what adds to the grisly scene is that nobody is exactly sure how many and where there body lies and this situation will set the scene for this extremely dark, exciting and disturbing novel.

Stewart manages to create a tension filled storyline - and it is obvious that she has based her Sheldon Woods character on a combination of real life psychos!!!! Woods is a very well created character, spooky and disgusting and he was the central plot for me, because of this character - the novel worked.
The interaction between James Cannon, who was the initial attorney who represented Woods, and the FBI Agent, Portia Cahill was well drawn and they worked well together.Stewart always manages to write extremely broody novels. With her apt and vivid descriptions, you could almost feel yourself talking with Woods - practically wanting to beg him to tell you where the bodies are buried and at the same time, you wanted to run away from him AND kill him with your bare hands.

This novel is fairly descriptive and can be hard to read, based on the subject matter. However, it is a great ride.

2 comments:

Book Zombie said...

Thrillers are a genre I don't know much about, but this book really appeals to me. Thanks for introducing me to a new(to me) author and for the great review!

Michele said...

Ooo, this sounds good!!! Thanks for the review!

 
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