Monday, August 3, 2009
Review - Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe
Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe
Synopsis from publisher:
The widow of a rich, older man, Paige Sorensen is younger than—and hated by—her stepchildren. And they’re dead set on proving that she forged their father’s signature on his will, which left his entire estate, including the Sorensen Academy for Girls, to her. Claudia admits she’s intrigued by this real-life soap opera, and breaks her first rule: never get personally involved. But she’s grown attached to a troubled Sorensen student—and when disaster strikes, she’ll realize that reading between the lines can mean the difference between life and death…
This book was a lot of fun. Lowe's heroine, Claudia Rose, is a handwriting analyst, which is something I've always been fascinated by, so I found those parts of the story to be incredibly interesting. Lowe is a professional graphologist as well as an author, and she uses her years in the business to make Claudia an interesting, well-rounded character. I found some of her secondary characters to be not quite as vividly drawn, but each was fleshed out enough to keep from feeling like a stereotype.
The mystery itself was fast paced and entertaining, and while I had several ideas about who the bad guy was, Lowe kept me guessing up until the end. This is the second book in what has the potential to be a great series, and I definitely plan to keep reading. The third book in the series, Dead Write, will be available August 4. I enjoyed reading this very much!
Source - the author (Thank you!)