Thursday, December 3, 2009

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

This is a meme hosted by Jenny at TakeMeAway. You can highlight a book you've loved in the past, or an oldie you've always wanted to read or a classic.

This Thursday I picked Red Leaves by Paulinna Simons. This definitely an oldie but goodie for me. It was a powerful read that was recommended to me, once again, by my good friend Cheryl. I am such a big fan of The Secret History by Donna Tartt, I was looking for something with the same chill to it. Red Leaves is all that and a bag of chips.

Here is a description from Library Journal:

At 21, Kristina Kim is a senior at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She is beautiful, pleasant, and the star player on the women's basketball team. Surrounded by her close friends Jim Shaw, Conni Tobias, and Albert Maplethorpe, Kristina has her whole life before her. But a week after Thanksgiving her body is found frozen in the deep snow near her dormitory. Spencer Patrick O'Malley, the detective in charge, coincidentally met Kristina shortly before her death and even had a date with her the week after the holiday. As Spencer conducts his investigation, he uncovers many peculiarities; for example, why did none of her trusted friends report Kristina missing in the nine days previous to the discovery of her body? When Spencer learns that Kristina died leaving $9 million to her friends, he digs deeper and finds a frightful secret.

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Jenny said...

Sounds good! Is this part of a series?

Melissa said...

I've always wanted to read this, just never got my hands on a copy.

I have to read it.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Jenny-It's not part of series. Just a stand alone, which I think most of hers are.

Melissa- DO IT! It's really a great winter time read. Very chilling!