Tuesday, July 8, 2008

102. Obedience by Will Lavender

About the book

When the students in Winchester University’s Logic and Reasoning 204 arrive for their first day of class, they are greeted not with a syllabus or texts, but with a startling assignment from Professor Williams: Find a hypothetical missing girl named Polly. If after being given a series of clues and details the class has not found her before the end of the term in six weeks, she will be murdered.
At first the students are as intrigued by the premise of their puzzle as they are wary of the strange and slightly creepy Professor Williams. But as they delve deeper into the mystery, they begin to wonder: Is the Polly story simply a logic exercise, designed to teach them rational thinking skills, or could it be something more sinister and dangerous?
The mystery soon takes over the lives of three students as they find disturbing connections between Polly and themselves. Characters that were supposedly fictitious begin to emerge in reality. Soon, the boundary between the classroom assignment and the real world becomes blurred—and the students wonder if it is their own lives they are being asked to save.

When I first finished this I want to wall bang it because of the ending. However, I could not do that since it was a very good book that sucked me in from the beginning and kept me reading until the end. I can usually spot the twists and turns that are coming but he got me with this one. I never saw anything. I will have to keep an eye out for his next book


Bookfool said...

I like that -- "wanted to wall bang it". LOL Been there. At least the rest of the book was great!

Heidi said...

The whole book was good. There was something at the end that I did not like. But I got over it.

Kristie said...

Sounds very, very good. Will have to check it out.

Diane said...

I loved your review and this book title as been "on & off" my lists so so many times. I still cannot decide if it is worth reading or not, based on all the reviews I have read. Thanks for posting. (Still Confused) :)