Friday, April 25, 2008

Mine by Robert R. McCammon

First sentence:

"The baby was crying again."


"Mary Terrell, aka Mary Terror, is a scarred survivor of the radical '60s. Once a member of the fanatical Storm Front Brigade, Mary now lives in a hallucinatory world of memories, guns, and murderous rage. . .

Laura Clayborne is a successful journalist, wife of a stockbroker, with a BMW and a house in the right Atlanta suburb. Her marriage foundering, Laura hopes that her newborn son David, will make her life everything it ought to be. . .

When Mary Terror steals Laura's baby from the hospital, a journey of the damned begins - through an America of wandering misfits, seedy motel rooms, '60s radicals disguised by plastic surgery, and a former FBI man out for personal vengeance. As Laura Clayborne closes in on Mary Terror, she will have to think like her, act like her - even kill like her. " -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This book grabbed my attention from the opening line and didn't let up until the end. With many twists and turns, I felt like I was with both Laura and Mary in the chase from Georgia to California while hoping that throughout the mayhem and chaos the baby would survive. I also liked how the narrative switched from Laura to Mary and back again.

Date read: 4/13/2008
Book #: 21
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 0671739441
ISBN-13: 9780671739447
Publisher: Pocket Books
Year: 1990
# of Pages: 487
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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