Saturday, December 09, 2006

With Red Hands by Stephen Woodworth

With Red Hands by Stephen Woodworth

With Red Hands is the second book in 'violet' series from Stephen Woodworth. This one has Natalie, and her now 6 year old daughter Callie, coping on their own without Dan (Callie's father). Natalie gets called by a friend to help with a case and from that point on a lot goes wrong. A serial killer start inhabiting the bodies of other violets and murdering more people.
Woodworth did a great job of showing the loss that Natalie is still feeling from losing Dan. It makes me feel sad for her and for Callie. I really liked Dan in the first book so I was still a little sad that he was no longer really a character. I don't remember much being said about her mom in the previous book, yet it was a major part of the plot in this one. I'm glad she finally accepts her Dad, and Dan's parents and lets Callie get to know them.
There's still a mystery in the book, even though it's more of a "how is she going to get out of it" rather than a "who did it".
I enjoyed this book more than the first one so I'm anxiously waiting to read the third in the series!!
Also - as a side note - I think you need to read the first book in the series before you read this one because it won't make too much sense.




TITurtle1 said...

Hi Lauren!

Thought I'd leave a comment. I agree with you I did like the second book a lot better. But I didn't like Dan that much, maybe because I could see the relationship between Nat and Dan coming from the start in the first book right away? I don't know. :-)

Lauren said...

Well, it doesn't matter if we like Dan or not because he's no longer part of the series! :)

I hear that Nat gets a new love interest though. I'm looking forward to the next book.