Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mystery over generations

Title:  Altar of Bones
Author: Philip Carter (aka Penelope Williamson)
Genre: Thriller
Sub-genre: Conspiracy, suspense, romance, murder, mystery
Pages:  480
Published: 2011
Publisher: Gallery
ISBN: 1439199086
Reader's Annotation: How are Zoe and Ry's lives interconnected and will they be able to find the Altar of Bones?
Summary: By a series of events in the past, Zoe and Ryland's lives are interconnected. They are brought together by Zoe's grandmother's death and the deaths of Ry's father and brother. Now together they must find and save the Altar of Bones
My Evaluation: The dust jacket flaps for this book made it sound really good... However, Penelope Williamson should still to writing romance novels (what she's know for writing). The premise behind the book is good and well intentioned, but the conspiracy (how both JFK and Marilyn Monroe were murdered and why) is just way to far fetched to be believable. Not to mention the chase scenes were something badly written right out of the Bourne movies. There were some great twists and turns in the books but overall it was poorly written.
Rating:  2 out of 5