Excerpt from Golden Prey

Excerpt from Golden Prey

This week I am just finishing up Golden Prey, by John Sandford. This is an engaging thriller with more twists and turns than a bag of Twizzlers. The criminals are smart, and so are the federal marshal and agents on their tails. It is a great game of cat and mouse, and while the feds are bound to win in the end, I'm not quite sure how ...
Excerpt from Beautiful Boy

Excerpt from Beautiful Boy

Last week I read Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. This is a tough book, a memoire of his son's addiction too meth. If you have a family member with an addiction, you'll find a friend in Sheff. He puts it all out there, the guilt, the worry and anxiety, imagining what might have happened to him every time he disappeared. He goes through the stages of not knowing, telling himself it wasn't so bad, and then Nic's rapid downward spiral and cycles of recovery and relapse. ...
Excerpt from A Stranger in the House

Excerpt from A Stranger in the House

I am just finishing up with A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. It's a psychological thriller with three "unreliable" main characters. You know that someone is lying (or everyone is lying) but figuring out what has actually happened is the trick. There are a lot of twists and turns. I'm right at the ending, and I'm not surprised, but it wasn't what I expected! ...
Excerpt from The Fallen

Excerpt from The Fallen

I am reading one of David Baldacci's Amos Decker Series. I've posted about this series before, I think this is the third of them that I have read (though obviously, I am not reading them in order, since this is book #4 in the series.) ...
Excerpt from The President is Missing

Excerpt from The President is Missing

I have put EDS, book #2 of Medical Kidnap Files on sale for $0.99 for Ehlers Danlos Awareness month. If you didn't get a copy or see my article about EDS, have a look. I was surprised to find The President is Missing on my virtual library shelf and ...
Excerpt from The Underground Railroad

Excerpt from The Underground Railroad

I recently started reading Altered Carbon after hearing it recommended a couple of places, but I set it aside today. Not going to finish that one. So instead, the book I read before that: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. This Pulitzer Prize Winner is pretty raw, so be sure you're prepared before you start. Also be advised that it is fiction and some of the flights of fancy may take you off guard in a book that pretends realism. ...
Excerpt from The Racketeer

Excerpt from The Racketeer

I am reading John Grisham's The Racketeer this week. It is classic Grisham, one of his better books. The twists and turns will keep you guessing from beginning to end. ...
Excerpt from One Second After

Excerpt from One Second After

If you didn't get a copy of Sour Cherry Turnover yet, it was released on Friday and you can download or order your copy now! Although it is book #7 in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series, each book can be read as a stand-alone story, so don't let that ...
Excerpt from The Light Between Oceans

Excerpt from The Light Between Oceans

I am just finishing The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. It has been a very interesting books with some unexpected twists and turns. There is some beautiful language and some very profound quotes. Fate miraculously presents a returning soldier with PTSD and his wife, who has suffered from three miscarriages with an apparently orphaned baby. But… life doesn't actually work that way… ...
Excerpt from The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Excerpt from The Mysterious Affair at Styles

I am currently re-reading Dame Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the first Hercule Poirot mystery. This was Agatha's first published novel, and received good critical acclaim. She made 25 pounds on the book for the serial rights and wondered whether pursuing writing was worthwhile. It's a long time since I read this book, and I am enjoying it all over again. ...
Excerpt from The Fix

Excerpt from The Fix

This week I am reading The Fix, one of the books in David Baldacci's MemoryMan series, which I have written about before. I enjoy the neurodiverse Amos Decker series, and of course Baldacci is great at creating a complex puzzle with lots of exciting twists and turns. ...
Excerpt from The Last Anniversary

Excerpt from The Last Anniversary

This week, I am reading The Last Anniversary, by Liane Moriarty. It has been a very interesting read so far. Moriarty weaves the intertwined stories of the members of an Australian family who were involved in the case of a couple who disappeared, leaving their infant daughter behind as a cake cooled on the counter and the kettle on the stove had not yet started to boil. ...
Excerpt from First Family

Excerpt from First Family

I don't think I've ever been disappointed with a David Baldacci book. My current read, First Family, is part of the King & Maxwell series. Sean King and Michael Maxwell are complex characters, satisfying to read, and this book revolves around the mysterious kidnapping of the First Lady's niece. ...
Excerpt from The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Excerpt from The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

This week, I have just started The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton. I admit that I picked it up because I was intrigued by the title! It is not your typical murder mystery, by any means ...
Excerpt from Deadline

Excerpt from Deadline

This week I am reading Sandra Brown's Deadline. I have previously mentioned Low Pressure here. Sandra Brown's writing is not cookie cutter fiction, she produces thrillers that are fresh and new, with interesting characters and twists. ...
Excerpt from The Quiche of Death

Excerpt from The Quiche of Death

I have read several of M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series, but I have not read the first one. And here it is, The Quiche of Death. Agatha retires from her advertising agency and moved to the Cottswalds, fulfilling a childhood dream. Only she finds out she doesn't like it that much, or the people there don't like her that much, and she decides to make a splash by winning a cooking prize at the county fair. But she can't cook. And that's just the beginning.  ...
Excerpt from The Haunting of Hill House

Excerpt from The Haunting of Hill House

You may recognize this week's title, as it has also been made into a TV series apparently available on Netflix. The Haunting of Hill House is a 1959 gothic horror novel written by Shirley Jackson. It was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "now widely regarded as the greatest haunted-house story ever written." It is also the story behind the movies "The Haunting." ...
Excerpt from Gray Mountain

Excerpt from Gray Mountain

I am reading a John Grisham novel this week, one of his legal thrillers. I have been disappointed with a couple of Grisham novels lately, but am enjoying Gray Mountain ...
Excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty Killer

I've read a few other books in Mary Higgins Clark's Under Suspicion series, a series about a TV show that investigates cold cases, or in this case, investigates the claim of a woman who claims that she was wrongly convicted. The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you on your toes. The Queen of Suspense does not disappoint! ...
Excerpt from Low Pressure

Excerpt from Low Pressure

I am currently reading Sandra Brown's Low Pressure. A murder mystery where the main character, Bellamy Lyston, has written a fictional novel based on her own sister's murder and all of the personalities involved. This might not seem like such a bad idea when the killer had already been caught, tried, and incarcerated, but if the wrong man ended up in prison, that would mean that the real killer is still on the outside. Brown ramps up the suspense as Bellamy digs into past to try to discover the bits of what happened that day that she has blocked from her memory.  ...
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