Daily Archives: October 13, 2012
Kristin Burns is working on her photography career and not doing too badly. By day she is a nanny for two kids she adores, and working on getting the man she hopes to spend the rest of her life with… there are just a few kinks to work out. Like… his wife. But really, isn’t all fair in love and war and the wife, really is a piece of work…. really.
The Kristin starts having crazy nightmares every night. They seem so real… and they involve 4 body bags coming out of a hotel. As if the nightmare itself isn’t bad enough, Kristin starts seeing things throughout her daily life that make her think the nightmare may be coming true. But who is going to believe that? Is she going crazy? Are the secrets within her reach, maybe through the lens of her camera?
I have enjoyed some of Patterson’s work in the past. He has a couple of series that I follow and this one sounded like it could be good. Kristin’s story I felt was a bit hard to follow. Choppy at best. First her morals are obviously a little off base as she justifies the affair she is having. The random nightmares connecting with her day-to-day life are interesting enough to hold me to the read, wanting to know what is happening and why.
Mostly – I enjoyed the story line of her life with friends and even the kids and yes, even the guy…. but the nightmare twists felt forced and odd and when it was all over I was not left with a big “AHA” moment but a “Wha?”
So in the end I would rate this one an “Eh”
Happy Saturday ya all – I am currently up North – yes further north than my home in central Minnesota at our cabin for a girls crafting weekend. Lap top – has stayed home this time as I do not have internet there anyway so this is a pre-scheduled post that I am hoping (fingers crossed!) will appear magically on my blog on Saturday morning.
For today’s Saturday Snapshop over at Alyce’s At Home With Books, I thought I would share some pics and thoughts from the Mankato Ramble from last weekend.
I drove to Mankato Minnesota on Saturday late afternoon as the drive is almost 4 hours. Hello audio books! I stayed the first night at my friend Diane’s house as my College Son was out-of-town. Can you believe it – I come to his town and he is not home? LOL He was actually in Duluth and was getting back early Sunday.
On Sunday morning in 25 degree weather (uh… yeah) we went to the bike ride. I rode with my friends Diane, Sheila, Belinda, and Jason – and a new friend, Josh.
The ride was good but cold – really cold for the first couple of hours. I was almost caving to do the shorter 36 mile ride instead of the 44 mile ride. Thankfully my friends stayed strong and we completed the ride as planned. Here are some pics from that event:
We had a great time. I then spend Sunday with College son Justin. We went out to dinner and then to the movie Pitch Perfect which was funny and good! I stayed over night with Justin and then drove home Monday morning. A great weekend!
Check out more pictures of what people are up to at Alyce’s Saturday Snapshots!