Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Armchair Novel Review - The Wild Zone

The Wild Zone
Joy Fielding
Trade Paperback, 416 pages

A night out in a local bar sets in motion a story of intrigue, secrets, and violence.

Three guys walk into a bar.. one tall and handsome, the playboy boyfriend of the buxom bartender; his estranged half brother who has recently shown up on his doorstep; and his volatile best friend, with whom he has a history of staging daring and dangerous bets.

The bet made that night centers around a mysterious beauty sipping pomegranate martinis in the back of the bar. They each vie for her affections. They each get much more than they bargained for.

The book is a fast-paced suspense novel with intriguing, if not exactly likable, characters. You get the idea that, with their particular personalities and circumstances, something bad was likely to happen regardless - but Joy Fielding manages to keep you breathless in the roller coaster ride to the end. Watch out for hair-pin turns, she really does keep you guessing - just when you think you have things all figured out.