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Gone Girl
3.98
Good god! I found this book completely demented and deeply disturbing, which is not to say it isn't excellent. And I've never read a story quite like ...more
Sep 30, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
98
In the Lake of the Woods
3.77
I don't think I'd read any fiction about the Vietnam War before this (oh wait, Danielle Steel's Family Album), and I can't imagine another writer depi ...more
Jan 25, 2015
Jan 25, 2015
 
76
The Locked Room (Martin Beck #8)
3.97
If you liked the Dragon Tattoo books, try this one! (It's the 8th in a series of 10, and the first I've tried.) An excellent mystery and a great deal ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
46
Promises in Death (In Death, #28)
4.38
I picked this up expecting a quick, cheesy, fun read. It did not disappoint! The story was fun and better than I expected, and the cheese quotient was ...more
May 17, 2009
May 12, 2009
 
65
Now You See It: A Novel
2.70
Apparently after the wretched "Still Missing" I still needed a good girl-gone-missing story. This was it! Not really a mystery -- more of a suspensefu ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
85
Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis (Aimee Leduc Investigations, #7)
3.74
I've heard this series is really good, but this book wasn't. The mystery wasn't very interesting and there were some inconsistencies in the story. I s ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 24, 2012
 
91
The Polish Officer (Night Soldiers, #3)
4.08
The perfect accompaniment to a cold winter's night! I love spy novels, and what makes Alan Furst's stand out is the quality of the writing. No cliches ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
48
Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus, #3)
3.86
Not the best Rebus story I've read. I thought it was going in a really interesting direction, but it took an unfortunate turn. Part of what I love abo ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
63
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
4.18
While I will really miss Miz Salander, and wish there were more of her story on the horizon, I didn't think this installment was on par with the first ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
47
No One You Know
3.54
I liked this book -- probably 3.5 stars worth. What I felt was waayyy too much math (theories, theorems, problems, mathematicians) was nicely balanced ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
64
Still Missing
3.94
Oh, where to begin? Well, if I'm the author of this book, with the word "Hell," which is how she began at least 100 (1000?) sentences. The main charac ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
69
The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Tess Monaghan, #11)
3.37
I'm normally a big fan of Laura Lippman, but this one left ME bored and restless. I know it was serialized in the NY Times Magazine, and that's how it ...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 26, 2011
 
88
The Little Friend
3.41
Well, it certainly is well-written and interesting. And usually gives the sense that it was going somewhere. Sadly, it does not. And I read all 600+ p ...more
Jul 08, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
78
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #3)
3.90
Interesting, odd, complicated, confusing and possibly awkwardly translated. I don't think I'd continue with his books except that the recurring charac ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
 
73
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
3.66
A fun book, perhaps a 3.5. Good characters, good mystery -- I'm no sleuth, but it kept me guessing! On the downside, there were several plot inconsist ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jun 14, 2010
 
81
Rebecca
4.18
Ooooh! Creepy! Lots of twists! The main character drove me nuts for awhile - she has got to be one of the most passive characters in all of fiction - ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
71
The Last Supper
4.11
I do love a good spy book!
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
34
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
4.04
I'd give the first half of this book 4+ stars, and the last half 3 stars. Could have been a lot creepier, and it really started to remind me of The Se ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
 
67
The Dogs of Babel
3.54
Similar to 'Now You See It,' in that a husband tries to figure out what happened to his wife -- except in this case we know she's dead. Although the p ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Aug 12, 2010
 
7
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
3.70
Such a great story, and the best book I've read in months. A really interesting, well-written mystery with lots of riddles and clues throughout. Loade ...more
Jun 2008
Oct 19, 2007
 
39
To the Power of Three
3.56
I cannot say enough good things about Laura Lippman. Her stories are so fun and rarely (if ever) predictable. She's an excellent writer and can get in ...more
Mar 20, 2009
Apr 14, 2008
 
54
In Their Blood
3.42
I read a glowing review of this book in the Denver Post, but I don't feel it lived up to it. It was a good, fast-paced story, but the writing made me ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
84
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
3.95
I figured out whodunit pretty early on (unusual for me), but it didn't stop me from enjoying the story. The family dynamics were actually more interes ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 19, 2009
 
2
Every Secret Thing
3.47
I love Laura Lippman. I'm a little biased, maybe, being from Baltimore, but her stories are so fun, dark and twisty. This one was shocking, sad and di ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 05, 2008
 
1
Baltimore Noir
3.51
A real mixed bag: some stories (Sujata Massey, Tim Cockey, Laura Lippman) I loved, some I enjoyed but immediately forgot, and some I couldn't finish. ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 21, 2008
 
6
Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #1)
3.76
I'm looking for fun mystery/thrillers right now and this fit the bill. It's unpredictable, offbeat and gives a great sense of Bangkok (an unpredictabl ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
105
The Bookseller
3.65
I love stories about missed opportunities, seemingly minor decisions that make a huge impact. Throw in a Denver setting and the title character's occu ...more
Jun 16, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
 
40
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.71
Many late nights reading this book, followed by little sleep because I was completely creeped out. I will stay away from the woods for the time being ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
35
The Exception
3.76
There's a really good mystery buried inside copious amounts of heavy, repetitive psychobabble about EVIL. I also find it somewhat humorous that a man ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Oct 19, 2007
 
62
The Historian
3.74
Started out a lot stronger than it finished (with more of a pfffft than a BANG) but it was a huge, complex, creepy and fun historical mystery about VA ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Apr 01, 2008
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