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Gone (Jack Caffery, #5)
Gone by Mo Hayder is so good I read it practically at one sitting. I kept thinking, "I need to savor this because I might not find another book I enjo...more
May 06, 2012
May 05, 2012
Sweet Salt Air
This novel by Barbara Delinsky is an intimate portrait of two female friends who reunite after ten years apart. Charlotte is a successful travel write...more
Sep 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
The Goldfinch
Life imitates art. This quote by Oscar Wilde seems to befit the novel, The Goldfinch. At the heart of the story is a 1600s painting of a goldfinch cha...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
I can't believe that picking up a book randomly from the library could turn out to be such treat. Jewelweed is an amazing story of ordinary people liv...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
Bent Road
Bent Road's setting, Kansas, evokes lonliness and isolation. Celia, Arthur,and three children
drive to Arthur's home in Kansas to escape threats in 196...more
May 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn writes about the marriage from hell in this 2012 release. The book is divided into three parts with the first part titled "Boy Loses Gir...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
The Storyteller
Jodi Picoult's The Storyteller is a wonderful read that deals with possibly the most covered topic in literature, the Holocaust, and makes it fresh an...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Me Before You
The Prologue to this novel sets the stage for the accident that leaves the main character a quadriplegic. Will was thirty, a man who owned his own com...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret is a morality conundrum about the results of a single act. The inciting force for the plot is a letter a husband wrote his wife w...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
A Treacherous Paradise
Henning Mankell is one of my very favorites authors and I have read all of his Kurt Wallender series and several of his stand-alone novels. I couldn't...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
The Lost Girls of Rome
Wow!! This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It is written in the same vein as Dan Brown's The De Vinci Code and Inferno, but this...more
Jan 03, 2014
Dec 06, 2013
Three Junes
Three Junes takes place during three summers in the lives of a Scottish family starting is June of 1989. Paul McLeod, the recently widowed patriarch,...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #8)
Another case for Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid involves the brutal murder of a wealthy woman in fashionable Nottinghill. Dawn Arowwood was found by h...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
A Lack of Temperance (Hattie Davish Mystery, #1)
A Lack of Temperance is the first installment of a new historical mystery series featuring Hattie Davish, a travelling secretary who arrives by coach...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
In the Moors (A Shaman Mystery, #1)
In the Moors is a book that was written by Nina Milton and promises the reader there will be more Shaman mysteries to follow. And this is a good thing...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
A Circle of Wives
This is a second book following Alice LaPlante's best selling debut novel, Turn of Mind. Circle of Wives is a psychological thriller of martial decept...more
May 06, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
The Summons (Peter Diamond, #3)
Peter Lovesey's Peter Diamond Mystery series is one of the best I have read. The main character is a 250 pound, bald-headed CID Inspector working in B...more
May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
And the Mountains Echoed
And The Mountains Echoed is Khaled Hosseini's latest novel that explores the poignant bonds between family members in a series of vignettes. It begins...more
Jun 2013
May 29, 2013
City of Darkness and Light (Molly Murphy Mysteries, #13)
This novel is the thirteenth in the Molly Murphy series, but certainly is not bad luck. Rhys Bowen continues her saga of Molly and her husband Daniel,...more
Apr 06, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Motherland examines the life of one German family during World War II. Frank Kappus is a reconstructive surgeon who lost his wife in childbirth and ma...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
The Windsor Faction

If Wallis Simpson had not died on the operating table in December 1936, Edward VIII would not be King of England three years later. He would have abdi...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Letters from Skye
Jessica Brockmole reportedly planed this first novel on a drive from the Isle of Skye to Edinburg, Scotland. That was a fateful trip because this nove...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Secrets of the Lighthouse
Santa Montefiore has written a beguiling novel set in Connemara, Ireland where Ellen Trawton has fled from her home in London at the age of thirty-thr...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
I Always Loved You
I love this book as it combines two of my loves: Impressionism art and a wonderful love story. Robin Oliveira recreates the world of Belle Epoque Pari...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
Though Not Dead (Kate Shugak, #18)
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel set in the largest state park in Alaska in early 1900s and describes the latest exploit of Kate Shugak, a private inve...more
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
Anything but Civil (Hattie Davish Mystery, #2)
Anna Loan-Wilsey continues the exploits of secretary Hattie Davish who made her debut in Anna's first novel, A Lack of Temperance. She works for Sir A...more
Mar 09, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Burial Rites
Burial Rites is Hannah Kent's first novel inspired by a trip she made to Iceland when she was a teenager on a Rotary Exchange. She first learned of Ag...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
The Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan set in the early 20th century is a story mostly about the life of Violet Minturn, a half Chinese, half American gir...more
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Blind Justice (William Monk, #19)
Anne Perry continues her exploration of Victorian London with Blind Justice. Hester Monk questions the finances of a London church whose members have...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
A Fatal Likeness (Charles Maddox, #3)

A Fatal Likeness by Lynn Shepherd tells the story of Percy Bysshe Shelly, the leading Romantic Poet of England. It is 1850 and Charles Maddox, a detec...more
Dec 23, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
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