Joni L. Rodgers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (24 of 26)
Location: Houston


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,078,642 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 26
The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A. A.  Logan
The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A. A. Logan
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
We all know that cruelty and greed of this caliber exist in the world; we hope we never end up on a collision course with it. We'd like to think that we know how we would respond when our own sense of right and wrong is in the crucible, but every once in a while, a book comes along to remind us that, no, we don't.

The plot unfolds with intense Stephen King style storytelling, but there's something very Cormac McCarthy about the portrayal of Ford, McCallum and Ferguson. The story is about good and evil, damnation and redemption. The author won me over with his fine craftsmanship in the opening pages, and once I was hooked, I couldn't look away, even though I'm not usually a big… Read more
An Accident Waiting to Happen by Adrian White
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I'm quickly becoming addicted to contemporary Brits who write intelligent, dryly witty fiction. Delighted to add Adrian White to my list.

AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN is like watching a man fall down a well and try to claw his way out. Gregory and Caitlin are doing their best to leave their emotional baggage behind and make a family for themselves and Caitlin's son Tomas, but after they receive a bit of devastating news, Caitlin suddenly disappears. Police suspect foul play and immediately focus on the most obvious person of interest: Gregory.

Over one shoulder, we watch the heartbreaking past unfold; over the other, we see time and trouble close in. With his avenues… Read more