Friday, 25 October 2013

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse October 2013 meeting

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse is an online gathering of bloggers who love books. 

The idea is simple: on the last Friday of each month, post about the best book you've finished over the past month while visiting other bloggers doing the same.  In this way, we'll all have the opportunity to share our thoughts with other enthusiastic readers.  

I missed our September meeting as I was on holiday (a good excuse).
I have been quite poorly this month and lost about two weeks and only read half the amount of books I would usually read during this time frame.  

My review this month is for Blue Heaven by C.J. Box

I give this book a 5* review.


The setting is North Idaho, a community suffering from economic decline in businesses and farming, many retired law enforcement people are buying up houses in the country, all are not as honest as they should be.   Their past comes back to haunt them in ways they hadn’t envisioned. 

The action takes place over a few days, the time is given at the beginning of chapters. 

Young Annie and her brother William are on a secret fishing trip, leaving their house because they are angry with their mother. They witness a murder.  They are now on the run and can't go home; they can't trust the police as they were the killers.

Help comes from a lonely rancher, trying to maintain his farm after a divorce, with his own demons to contend with. 

The plot twists and turns and as with all C.J. Box’s works there is violence but it is never gratuitous.  The characters are well developed; the plot is fast paced and keeps you guessing.  People try to atone past sins by righting wrongs committed in their past.
I particularly liked the psychological aspects of this book and the various characters involved in this story. 

Amazon states the print length is 353 pages, an average sized book these days but a page turner that was hard to put down. 


  1. This sounds like an exciting book! Thanks for the review.

    I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope you're on the mend soon. *hugs*

  2. Page turners are good. This one sounds like a nice, suspenseful read.

    I, too, hope you're better soon. Glad to have you back at the Coffeehouse. Vacation sounds awfully nice, though...

  3. I post my September on the wrong day, stupid me thought it was the last day of the month, and this month I just had too much going on, even though I did read a great book by J D Robb! You go girl, for being able to post even when ill. Take care, your review is wonderful.

  4. I like intricate plots and this sounds like a book with just that. I hope you're feeling better.