Saturday, September 26, 2009
THE DIRTY SECRETS CLUB
TITLE: THE DIRTY SECRETS CLUB
AUTHOR: MEG GARDINER
Details: no. 1 Jo Beckett, forensic psychiatrist mystery
When a high powered San Francisco Attorney drives her car of a bridge, killing herself and seriously injuring her passenger, Jo Beckett is called in to determine if this was an attempted murder suicide, or something else. Jo Beckett is a forensic psychiatrist, who finds out how and why people have died. The police is worried because in the recent past several famous or important people have died under circumstances that were at least suspicious. Soon Jo and the police are on the tail of a society called The Dirty Secrets Club, where rich people brag about their secrets and set each others dares, in order to create new secrets. The Club was supposed to be secret, but it appears that not only has someone found out about it, they are also trying to get rid of as many of the Club's members as they can. And now that Jo is working on the investigation, she's putting herself firmly in the picture of the killers.
This was not a bad mystery, but it wasn't really working for me. Although I enjoyed the story, it never gripped me enough to really keep me turning the pages, and I found it way too easy to put the book down. However, that may be due to the fact that this is the first book in a series, with the author having to make all her introductions, and the reader having to get acquainted with both the author's writing style and the main character. I will therefore try the next one in this series, if only because my library has it. But if that one doesn't really grab me either, it will be the last one.