Book Reviews

Give Me Your Hand

Author: Megan Abbott Published: July 17, 2018 by Little, Brown and Company Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Literary Thriller Hardcover: 343 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 – 4 stars A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship in this “magnetic” (Meg Wolitzer) psychological thriller from the Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me. You told each other everything.… Read More Give Me Your Hand

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An Unwanted Guest

Author: Shari Lapena Published: August 7, 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books Genre: Cozy Mystery Hardcover: 290 My Rating: 3 stars A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away. It’s winter in the Catskills and Mitchell’s… Read More An Unwanted Guest

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The Underground Railroad

Author: Colson Whitehead Published: August 2, 2016 by Doubleday Books Genre: Historical Fiction Hardcover: 306 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave… Read More The Underground Railroad

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Lie To Me

Author: J.T. Ellison Published: September 5, 2017 by MIRA Genre: Domestic Noir / Psychological Thriller Hardcover: 416 pages My Rating: 3 stars They built a life on lies. Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal… Read More Lie To Me

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The Night Visitor

Author: Lucy Atkins Published: May 4, 2017 by Quercus Genre: Psychological Suspense Hardcover: 356 pages My Rating: 3 1/3 to 4 stars Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life of her dreams, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children, and a talented husband. But as she stands… Read More The Night Visitor

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The Plea (Eddie Flynn #2)

Author: Steve Cavanagh U.S. Edition Published: February 2018 by Flatiron Books Genre: Legal Thriller Hardcover: 358 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars When billionaire David Child is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Clara, the FBI believe they can get him to testify and take down a huge money laundering scheme. Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn… Read More The Plea (Eddie Flynn #2)

Book Reviews

The Outsider

Author: Stephen King Published: May 22, 2018 by Scribner Genre: Horror / Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Hardcover: 561 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is… Read More The Outsider

Book Reviews

The President is Missing

Author: Bill Clinton and James Patterson Published: June 4, 2018 by Little, Brown Company and Knopf Genre: Thriller / Suspense, Political Thriller Hardcover: 600 pages My Rating: 4 stars “Towers above most political thrillers.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut.” –Sunday Times (London) “Ambitious and wildly readable.” –New… Read More The President is Missing

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The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1)

Author: Steve Cavanagh Published: May 3, 2016 by Flatiron Books Genre: Thriller / Legal Thriller Hardcover: 320 pages My Rating: 3 1/3 stars Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turns out the two aren’t that different. Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a… Read More The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1)

Book Reviews

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Author: Ruth Ware Publish Date: May 29, 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press Genre: Mystery / Psychological Suspense Hardcover: 368 pages My Rating: 4 stars On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also… Read More The Death of Mrs. Westaway