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**spoiler alert** Harlan Coben takes on the issue of vigilantism in this story about a high profile TV reporter, Wendy Tynes, who entraps men suspecte ...more
May 13, 2010
May 11, 2010
The Drop (Harry Bosch, #17; Harry Bosch Universe, #21)
liked it
Detective Harry Bosch is contemplating retirement - again. The Deferred Retirement Option Plan (The DROP) gives him another 39 months. He enjoys his w ...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
The Loch
liked it
Steve Alten takes on the legend of Nessie, blending fact with fiction in The Loch. Zach Wallace, a descendant of another legend, William Wallace of Br ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
Songs for the Missing
it was amazing
Just weeks from leaving for college, Kim feels herself on the brink of an exciting new life. Like most teens, she keeps secrets from her parents, but ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Fadeaway Girl (Emma Graham, #4)
it was ok
Twelve-year-old Emma Graham is the precocious protagonist/narrator of Fadeaway Girl, precocious being the operative word. Emma's pretty busy for a pre ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
Angels Flight (Harry Bosch, #6; Harry Bosch Universe, #7)
really liked it
Wonder how Harry got so cynical, so lonely, so determined? Angels Flight answers all those questions, and more. Called out upon the discovery of the m ...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
The Cold Calling
it was amazing
For DI Bobby Maiden, life after death is hell. Resuscitated after a hit and run, he's haunted by dark, eerie dreams of being buried alive. Before the ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
New Year Island
really liked it
What happens when you abandon ten people, all survivors of disasters of one sort or another, on a tiny island populated only by seals and sea birds? T ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2013
The Killing Hour (Quincy & Rainie, #4)
it was amazing
I read lots of serial killer novels, but few have hooked me the way The Killing Hour did, from the very first page. Mac McCormack, special agent of Ge ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #6; Harry Bosch Universe, #23)
it was amazing
Michael Haller is a defense attorney, one who never hit the big time. He is the object of much disrespect because of the sorts of clients he defends, ...more
May 2014
May 11, 2014
Black Lightning
did not like it
A serial killer is executed at noon in Seattle, and reporter Ann Jeffers is covering the highly controversial event. Across the country, at exactly th ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)
it was ok
The nomadic Jack Reacher hitches a ride on a tour bus in South Dakota, only to have it skid off the road during an intensifying blizzard. The town fol ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Wolf to the Slaughter (Inspector Wexford, #3)
really liked it
Today Ruth Rendell is well known as a writer of thrillers with a fair amount of psychological tension in them. Wolf to the Slaughter is one of her ear ...more
May 07, 2010
May 09, 2010
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
really liked it
The rich and varied nation of Canada deserves a bigger presence on the literary map, and with her Inspector Gamache series, Louise Penny is aiding the ...more
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)
liked it
Martha Stewart wannabe CC de Poitiers has invaded the tranquility of the picture postcard village of Three Pines, buying up the somewhat creepy mansio ...more
Jun 19, 2014
May 09, 2014
it was amazing
Crybbe is an ancient village, not quite English and not quite Welsh, in which night seems to fall extra early. And each evening, after dark, one of th ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Mean Spirit
it was amazing
Persephone Callard is a world reknowned psychic medium, but her skills did not warn her to avoid becoming entangled with sadistic criminal Gary Seward ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Without Mercy
did not like it
Seventeen year old Shaylee Stillman is a hellion, and a judge has laid down the law. She must enroll in a school for troubled teens, or it's jailtime. ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3)
really liked it
The Canadian village of Three Pines may be idyllic, but it's not immune from murder. As T.S. Elliott so famously wrote, "April is the cruelest month," ...more
May 12, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
The Unquiet (Charlie Parker, #6)
really liked it
Frank Merrick is a dangerous man, a violent ex-con set on finding out what happened to his missing daughter. He believes the answers lie with psychiat ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2)
it was amazing
Chief Inspector Kurt Wallander leaves the comforts of his home turf in this second entry in this stellar series. Two bullett-riddled corpses in a life ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6)
it was amazing
In this sixth novel in the series, Inspector Armand Gamache has a lot on his emotional plate. Following a harrowing case in which he and assistant Jea ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
it was amazing
Rich, eccentric Tim Chambers, resident of Chicago and Rome, has died, and his estranged son Jack has been named executor of the estate. Chambers was a ...more
May 10, 2013
May 12, 2013
The Girl on the Train
it was amazing
Rear Window meets Gone Girl in The Girl on the Train, the debut novel of former journalist Paula Hawkins. Rachel Watkins is the eponymous girl, in act ...more
Jan 20, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
A Sea of Troubles (Commissario Brunetti, #10)
really liked it
A fisherman and his son die in a fiery boat explosion on the island of Pellestrina, a barrier island near Venice. Commissario Brunetti is assigned to ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
31 Bond Street
liked it
The 1850's. Manhattan's elite are only just setting out to make 5th Avenue their enclave. The rest of the population is simply trying to earn a living ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
Please Don't Tell
it was ok
It's a dark and stormy night on the California coast. There's a serial killer terrorizing San Francisco, who drugs and rapes his victims, slits their ...more
Jun 2014
Mar 07, 2013
The English Girl (Gabriel Allon, #13)
it was amazing
The English Girl is author Silva's thirteenth novel featuring Gabriel Allon, the brilliant, honorable, and ruthless Israeli intelligence operative. Th ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
Splattered Blood
really liked it
The security chief for Boston's pro basketball team has committed suicide, or so it seems. His widow, Roseanne, is understandably distraught, and she ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Upon A Dark Night (Peter Diamond, #5)
really liked it
It's a mystery, and a cracking good one. Upon a Dark Night opens with a case of amnesia, a young woman found unconscious in a hospital parking lot. "R ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
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