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How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9)
My only regret in reading this book (which is #9 in the series) is that this is the first one I have read (it will most definitely not be the last!). ...more
Apr 08, 2014
Jul 05, 2013
Three Bags Full
The sheep won my heart very early on - I especially liked being able to refer to the "dramatis oves" and their corresponding pictures on the cover. Bu ...more
Nov 14, 2008
Nov 06, 2008
No One You Know
I really appreciate a truly well written book, and No One You Know definitely fits that criteria. This follows The Year of Fog, and should solidly pla ...more
Jul 31, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
Dan Brown writes books according to a formula that he has successfully developed throughout several of his novels. I enjoy them for their entertainmen ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Panther  (John Corey, #6)
Some books are long because the story merits it. At 600+ pages, The Panther is wa-a-a-y too long. I like most of Nelson DeMille's work, and I believe ...more
Mar 07, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
I just read someone else's review that said "I liked it until I didn't" - and I guess that describes the feeling I am left with. The prose was so good ...more
Jun 11, 2010
May 27, 2010
Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti, #1)
A slow start on this one, but having just finished it, I can say I am thoroughly hooked and this will not be the last in the series that I will read. ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
Deception Point
Every once in awhile I really like to settle in to read a political intrigue/suspense genre of book. Deception Point, however, was too far beyond the ...more
May 20, 2008
May 14, 2008
Norwegian by Night
This is a difficult book to review. I found myself alternately loving this to being frustrated and a little bored. Undeniably, Derek Miller is a gifte ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
The Confession
We listened to the audio book on a road trip. Grisham stretched out fairly good story into a over long sermon on why capital punishment should be abol ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 02, 2013
Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, #8)
A slow start, probably because I had not read any of the previous novels with the main protagonist - a little difficult to keep the characters straigh ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
The Associate
As with most of Grisham's works, this is a fast paced absorbing read, but leaves me wondering if a sequel is in the works so we have a clear resolutio ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
The Confessor (Gabriel Allon, #3)
Well written story with plenty of intrigue and suspense, combining a fair amount of factual history concerning the "official" Vatican stand on Hitler' ...more
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
Drawing Conclusions (Commissario Brunetti, #20)
I probably liked this the least of theCommisario Guido Brunetti mysteries I have read. However, I do enjoy the descriptions of Venetian life in each o ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
My only regret in reading the final book in the Millennium Series is that there will be no more. Steig Larsson has left a marvelous legacy in Lisbeth ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
Gone Girl
You could say "the plot thickens," and in this case it continues to thicken and keep you wondering (not guessing, just wondering) up to the very end.
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
The Midwife's Confession
If you like Jodi Picoult you will enjoy The Midwife's Confession. I often do and I did! An enjoyable reading experience as you unravel what the midwif ...more
not set
Jun 06, 2011
Disappointing - I used to enjoy the Mrs. Pollifax books but found this way too silly.
not set
Feb 08, 2010
A Fierce Radiance
An over-long disappointing read. It does have some interesting historical facts concerning the development of penicillin during World War II.
not set
May 09, 2011
Path of the Assassin (Scot Harvath, #2)
Entertaining, though overly-long and thoroughly implausible, but still and action packed fun read.
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1)
Mitch Rapp never disappoints. It was fun to read about him as a rookie.
Jan 05, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
The House Girl
I knew from the advance reviews I read of The House Girl that this was one I had to read! I am so pleased that the book itself did not in any way disa ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Dec 07, 2012
The Forgotten Garden
It's a mystery. It's a love story. It's a fairy tale. It's a bit gothic. It's all these and more. In addition, it's a well written, thoroughly enjoyab ...more
Oct 27, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
A sweet tale of child like innocence, with endearing characters you come to believe of as real, though they admit to being "imaginary friends." But al ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Dec 11, 2013
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
I was completely absorbed in this book from the very first page. Lisbeth Salander is such a wonderful "anti-heroine" and is so fascinating. I had so m ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
A Wrongful Death (Barbara Holloway #10)
I really enjoy Wilhelm's Barbara Holloway books. I especially like her father and Bailey and Shelley. That being said, I think without having read a H ...more
Aug 11, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
Prey on Patmos: An Inspector Kaldis Mystery
Interesting premise, just not particularly well written.
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
The Husband's Secret
More acurately three and a half stars.
Nov 05, 2014
Aug 12, 2013
The Eleventh Hour
not set
Oct 25, 2010
The Brethren
not set
Mar 19, 2008
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