Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

Orchid Blues

Title: Orchid Blues
Author: Stuart Woods
Series: Holly Barker #2
Genre: Mystery
Setting: Florida
Reason for Reading: I enjoyed the first one and wanted a light plane read.
Finished In: Hours
Pages: 377 including an author's note on how to reach him, plus an excerpt from the third installment, Blood Orchid.
Copyright Date: 2002
Cover: A simple black cover with a white orchid and red letters.
First line: "He waited until the last of the line had entered the cinema for the eight o'clock movie." (The beginning of an odd and mostly pointless first chapter.)
Best part: Wow, I did not see the plot of this book coming, AT ALL.
Worst part: The unexpected plot piece also made me sad.
Imaginary Theme Song: Another Lonely Night by Queensryche
Grade: C+. I didn't actually love it but I liked it a whole lot.
Recommended for: Folks who read Orchid Beach. I think others might be a bit confused by the many characters with whom Holly has a history.
Related Reads: Orchid Beach by the same author, 1st to Die by James Patterson.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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