Book: Divine Evil
Author: Nora Roberts
Famed sculptor Clare Kimball has commanded the attention of the New York art world, but troubling memories from childhood have drawn her home to Maryland, to the town where she grew up and where her father died so long ago in circumstances never really explained. Nothing much has changed in Emmitsboro—except Cameron Rafferty, the onetime high-school bad boy turned town sheriff. The only hint of Cam’s wild nature is the light in his eyes when he looks at Clare. In Cam’s strong arms Clare is seduced into falling in love—and into believing that her small-town world is safe.
But within the dark woods of Emmitsboro, something evil is spreading its poisonous power. Now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past . . . and confront an evil that may be unstoppable—because those who practice it believe it is divine. (from Goodreads.com)
I'll be honest I almost forgot to do this post (kinda like last month). I love this book! Shelly and I both really enjoy reading it so when we were trying to find a good book for October we kept suggesting this book until every one else agreed to it sounded good too. We both agree that the main reason we love the book is because of the last few paragraphs. There is a nice little twist that neither one of us can see coming, even now that we know it's there, we just can't see any lead up to the twist.
The rest of the girls seemed to have mixed feelings about the book. Not everyone finished it, but they all had good things to say about what they had read and were willing to finish the book. Every one agreed that it was really dark and twisted and while a Nora Roberts novel it doesn't contain a lot of romance. It also received some negative points for because of it's age, the characters are chain smokers, and topics and styles are still very early 90's.
Only one woman had a big complaint. She didn't like Clare. It's kind of hard to get really into a book when you don't like the main character but she did say that she liked everything else about the book.