rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ms. Goodman gives me a solid read for the second time around. I enjoyed “The Ghost Orchid” sometime back. I came across “The Drowning Tree” and was happy to curl up with it. She held my attention. I sped through the book. I love the way she sets the pace of the story. She gives you action and then backs off a bit to build tension. It is the perfect atmospheric thriller.
I also enjoy the way she paints a picture and develops the atmosphere as you read. I didn’t feel as tightly drawn to this set of characters as my last read of hers. However, I have no other complaints. I really enjoyed the story. I love the feeling of being spellbound when I read her work. That is what will always keep me coming back for more.