19 Apr

When I read misanthropologist’s Review on The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, I was reminded that I too have this book. Somewhere. When I lived in the big city, eons ago, where bookstores seemed to be on every corner, I saw this book beckoning, picked it up and skimmed through a few pages only to return it back to the shelf. Several years later as I was perusing an on-line bookstore, I saw it again. This time I bought it. As memory serves, for some oddity when the book arrived, I didn’t read it, and poor Mr. Whicher along with his suspicions was shelved. Ancient history until now.

As I was looking through my book shelves for it though, I stumbled over one I forgot I had, another yet unread. It looked rather intriguing, so once again, Mr. Whicher disappeared into the background, and out of my thoughts as I became totally spellbound by:

G.P. Putnam's Sons 1992 a member of The Putnam Berkley Group, Inc. Suspense fantasy fiction 255 pages

G.P. Putnam’s Sons – a member of The Putnam Berkley Group, Inc. 1992 Suspense fantasy fiction 255 pages

“Every May, when the sea turtles begin their migration across West Main Street, mistaking the glow of the street lights for the moon, people go a little bit crazy.”

– This is a novel about loners; dogs; vagabond spirits; angels; and the magical words that swirl around them. Once you enter Verity, you will not want to leave. Even with heat so hot you could fry an egg on the concrete. And once you meet Julian Cash and Keith Rosen, you’ll know. You just will.

“Since Verity is the most humid spot in eastern Florida, local people know enough to drink their coffee iced in the morning. The air all around the town limits is so thick that sometimes a soul cannot rise and instead attaches itself to a stranger, landing right between the shoulder blades with a thud that carries no more weight than a hummingbird.”

The characters jump off the pages, and everything that happens including the murder and kidnapping will keep you riveted.

– This is a novel about a sensual chemistry between two loners; the suspense that slowly creeps-up before you know you’re right in the thick of it; and the seductive lure of a small town – where nothing happens ….. I’ve fallen in love with Alice Hoffman.

“At 27 Long Boat Street, just off West Main, in a pink stucco condominium facing the flat blue bay, there lived a twelve-year-old boy, a mean little Scorpio named Keith Rosen, who would have liked nothing better than to knock someone’s block off.”

When I turned the last page, I actually blurted ‘No’ out-loud, then turned back to the ’last’ page and read it again. I wasn’t ready for my trip to Verity to end. But it was over. I didn’t want it to be. I already missed everyone, and the book was still in my hand.

Great place to escape – if you’ve a mind to ….. Even in the sweltering heat. Even in the month of May.

So, as I’m looking for other books to read, I’ll be keeping my eyes open for Mr. Whicher as well (thanks to misanthropologist). I’m sure he’ll turn up when he gets good and ready to be known by me. As it happens, I’ve never indexed my personal home library, so locating Mr. Whicher is going to be an adventure in and of itself.


5 Responses to “TURTLE MOON”

  1. themisanthropologist April 19, 2015 at 8:59 p04 #

    Lol…all in good time, I guess 🙂

  2. Silvia Thomson April 19, 2015 at 8:59 p04 #

    Great review! I loved every word of it. Which book will find you next? Whichever or whoever, I’m sure Mr.Whicher won’t mind.

    • WORDMAN April 30, 2015 at 8:59 p04 #

      Thank you very much Silvia. I hope this inspires you !

  3. Belle April 23, 2015 at 8:59 p04 #

    I just found your blog and Goodreads via Emily at Universe. I love your reading tastes and already have Turtle Moon on its way. I can already tell I’m going to like keeping up with your reading lists.

    • WORDMAN April 23, 2015 at 8:59 p04 #

      Morning here on the Pacific North West, and what a wonderful comment to read to get my day started. Thanks much for the compliment. When I snooped around through your Goodreads’ books, I thought, ‘Girl after my own heart!’ Hope you enjoy Turtle Moon – It will take you away. Thanks for following my ‘book’ journey’s.

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