Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sleeping in Eden: A Novel by Nicole Baart

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book.
about book:

She knew what he wrote . . .

One little word that made her feel both cheated and beloved.

One word that changed everything.


On a chilly morning in the Northwest Iowa town of Blackhawk, Dr. Lucas Hudson is filling in for the vacationing coroner on a seemingly open-and-shut suicide case. His own life is crumbling around him, but when he unearths the body of a woman buried in the barn floor beneath the hanging corpse, he realizes this terrible discovery could change everything. . . .

Years before Lucas ever set foot in Blackhawk, Meg Painter met Dylan Reid. It was the summer before high school and the two quickly became inseparable. Although Meg’s older neighbor, Jess, was the safe choice, she couldn’t let go of Dylan no matter how hard she tried.

Caught in a web of jealousy and deceit that spiraled out of control, Meg’s choices in the past ultimately collide with Lucas’s discovery in the present, weaving together a taut story of unspoken secrets and the raw, complex passions of innocence lost.

my thoughts:

What a terrific mystery!  I really enjoyed reading Nicole Baart's novel, Sleeping in Eden.  It was filled with intrigue, love, murder, and deceit.  Told through the eyes of two different characters from two different time periods, you get a mix of the past and present.  You find yourself going back and forth between Lucas and Meg and getting caught up in their dramas, all the while wondering which way Baart was going with her story - how were Meg and Lucas's stories even connected?  It made for some intense reading and required me to plunk down in bed with this book all night just to find out.  Suffice it to say, Baart kept me guessing the whole way through and left me going, "Wow!" in the end.

This is one book that I would most definitely recommend to fans of mystery/suspense novels - you will not be disappointed!  The writing is terrific - its engaging, vivid, descriptive and quite captivating.  The characters are unforgettable and easy to relate to.  And the story is just so darn good, you won't be able to put this book down for anything!

Check out Nicole Baart's website to find out more about her book, Sleeping in Eden!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

This one just arrived in my mailbox yesterday (for the life of my, I can't remember if I requested it or it just showed up!). Really looking forward to it after reading your review!