Sunday, August 15, 2010
Me, Myself & Why
Mary Janice Davidson is my Queen.... anyone who has been following this blog long enough knows this. She went out in a different direction this time, this is a crime novel, and I wondered if I would be able to love it the way I do my cherished Betsy books. I was happy to discover this novel had her signature humor and sinister sarcasm throughout the story. She is MJ after all, I don't know why I doubted her. This tale is not without its twisted characters. It is about an FBI unit known as BOFFO, which only employs people who, well let's just say are different. There is a paranoid schizophrenic, an agoraphobic, several varying cases of obsessive compulsive disorder, and our heroine, Cadence who suffers from multiple personality disorder. Cadence has 3 personalities, herself, Shiro and Adrienne, who she calls her sisters. She develops the disorder at three years old after watching her mother kill her father and then commit suicide. Shiro holds the memories of the murder and is the one who appears in times of stress and anxiety. Adrienne is violent, unpredictable and dangerous and shows up when Cadence appears to be threatened. Each "sister" has a special quality that helps the FBI unit. The three working together are a task force of their own. The case the story is based on is a serial murderer who is not only aware of Cadence's situation, but is enthralled by and obsessed with it. This book is laugh out loud funny, has mild romance in the background, plenty of action and many turns to the plot. It will keep you guessing till the very end and you will never see it coming. It is smart and witty and an absolutely phenomenal read. Thanks MJ for the autographed manuscript and for the opportunity to fall in love with yet another of your amazing heroines!