Friday, March 09, 2007

Trouble by Jesse Kellerman

Jonah Stem is a man who wants to help the world. He is working on becoming a doctor and one morning bright and early he hears a call for help. Jonah is able to rescue the woman but in the process gets himself hurt and kills the attacker. He is thrust into the limelight, which is not the greatest because he gets slapped with a lawsuit from the attacker’s family and then the victim Eve Gones becomes part of his life. At first, all seems to go well, but he begins to question himself as he gets to know her better. She won’t seem to leave him alone and he wonders what he really did on that night when he rescued her. Will he ever find out what truly happened and did he get himself into trouble?

Jesse Kellerman is a good writer. I just found the book at times slow and a little weird. Maybe that is what Mr. Kellerman was trying to do and so he did a great job. I didn’t have any problems following the story what so ever but it just seemed to drag occasionally. I found it well written just didn’t always grab me.

Jonah just found himself in an awful situation that only seemed to get worse. He was a good man who loved to help people. Yet Eve didn’t seem to care and took advantage of him. It was horrible. It was interesting to see what Jonah had to go through as a student but he was able to blow most of his superiors’ comments off. He really buckled down and focused. I really liked that about him.
As good as this book was at times, I can only give it a 3.5 out of 5. Partially because of how the book reeked of smoke, and it is a library book too! It made it very difficult to concentrate on the words but I was able to get past that. The book still wasn’t all that great. If you like thrillers, I would tell you to give it a shot. I had heard from others that it was not so great but I had to give it a try. Maybe someone else will like it more than I did.

I was hoping for something better because the book front seemed to intrigue me. Oh, well! On to the next book, another romance. :) lol