The Breathtaker

by Alice Blanchard | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0446531391 Global Overview for this book
Registered by StormWarning of Little Britain, Ontario Canada on 6/25/2008
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by StormWarning from Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A good book. I find tornados amazing so enjoyed the descriptions.
I am passing this book on to LastMango.

Journal Entry 2 by LastMango from Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 28, 2008
Received from StormWarning.

Journal Entry 3 by LastMango from Little Britain, Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 31, 2009
An okay book but for some reason I just didn't like the main character.

Passing this along to AceofHearts in trade. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, November 04, 2009
received today in the mail as part of a trade. Thanks!!!!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 18, 2010
Promise, Oklahoma is hit with a devastating tornado. Police Chief Charlie Grover finds three mutilated corpses in a farmhouse and thinks the tornado has done immeasurable damage until he looks deeper and proves they were murdered. Detailed police work uncovers that this has been going on for some time. Someone can predict the exact path a tornado will take and during the height of that storm commit an egregious act of murder.

Could the murderer be one of the storm chasers? Charlie teams up with Dr. Willa Bellman and finds himself in this high-tech thrill seeking world. Charlie's father is a storm chaser. Could he be the murderer?

I found this book to be equal to the thrill of the storm chaser but there do seem to be a few inconsistencies in technicalities of tornadoes and geography.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 11, 2010
Reading now!

Journal Entry 7 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, July 15, 2010
Charlie Grover is the Police Chief of small town Promise, Oklahoma. His wife has passed away and he's left as a single father to his teenager while he tries to balance being a father, his career, and the demons he wrestles with from his past when his father beat him and he almost died in a fire.

As the tornado season winds up, Charlie comes across three suspicious deaths. A family is impaled with debris, which is typical to a tornado scene, but it looks like they were impaled multiple times, possibly dragged, and had teeth removed. As Charlie examines further he finds more inconsistencies and then finds previous deaths during tornadoes with a similar MO. Charlie tracks a serial killer while the killer tracks the tornadoes, a deadly combination.

This book was a very easy read and unfortunately I think it was more due to the fact that it's not the best written book than it was a page turner. Having a murderer that commits crimes during a tornado adds a new dimension to a murder mystery. It wasn't that complex of a mystery and there was much about the family dynamics of Charlie's family than there was about the murder. I also felt the book was rather poorly named. I don't equate breathtaker with tornado killer, but what do I know?

Journal Entry 8 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 19, 2010
This book is back with me :)

Journal Entry 9 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 01, 2010
mailed yesterday

Journal Entry 10 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, March 18, 2011
mailed today to Candy-is-dandy who won this in a swap

Journal Entry 11 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Braintree, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, May 13, 2011
Arrived safely in the UK. Looks good. Thanks very much, Ace.

Journal Entry 12 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, November 21, 2014
I finally got around to reading this book. Quite a page turner though not particularly well written (as Hoser said). Some of the descriptions and similes were decidedly odd. However it was a good book to read when you don't want to think too hard and it kept my attention.

I find tornadoes fascinating perhaps more so as they are very rare in the UK and I've never seen one (other than on TV of course). Storm chasing sounds exciting though scary. Would I be brave enough to do it?

Journal Entry 13 by wingcandy-is-dandywing at White Horse Pub in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 01, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (12/1/2014 UTC) at White Horse Pub in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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