Thursday, July 9, 2009
103 - Dismantled; Jennifer Mc Mahon
Dismantled, by Jennifer McMahon
The summer following graduation, four college friends spend the summer together in a remote cabin in Vermont. During their summer at the cabin, the group commits acts of vandalism, and other serious pranks. They even name themselves "The Compassionate Dismantlers". Rule # 1 for the group is: "to understand the nature of a thing, it must be taken apart".
The group is headed by Suz Pierce, a sexy but jealous, with a motive for revenge. When things get out of control, and Suz dies, the group disbands and vows never to speak about what happened at the cabin in Vermont.
Some ten years later two former members of the group, are now married, albeit unhappily, with a nine year old girl named Emma. A somewhat lonely little girl with an imaginary friend. When a former victim of the disbanded group's prank commits suicide, after having received a "Dismantler" type postcard, it appears a long buried secret has not been buried for good.
Full of twists and turns to keep you guessing long into the night, my only complaint was that this book, at some 422 pages, could have been shortened considerably and would have still been just as effective. If you a looking for a fun thriller, give Dismantled a try.
RATING - 4/5 ; COMPLETED - 7/8/09; Library Book