Saturday, June 13, 2009

Add this to your summer reading list

If you're looking for an entertaining book to read this summer, pick up a copy of David Cristofano's The Girl She Used To Be. The synopsis:

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she's stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it's a dangerous thrill that Melody can't resist. He's insistent that she's just a pawn in the government's war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

I found Cristofano's writing to be a little corny at times (I think it's because the author is a man but the narrator is a woman...) but it's a fast-paced and compelling story that provides some insight into the always-interesting worlds of the mafia and the witness protection program.

Thanks for letting me borrow it, Marilyn!

3 comments:

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

No prob. I loved it too.

stephinbham said...

Well. I'm going to have to go BACK to the beach to get all of this reading in. :)

Natalie said...

On the list. Know what my new reading resolution is? I'm readiny 100 pages of a book. If I don't love it, I'm not reading the rest. I don't have time for crappy books right now.