“An engaging suspense thriller despite its major gaffe in the ending’s twist. Novel in its concept and construction, this is one unsettling book.”
“Deeply engaged in the connection with the physical body and the human soul . . .”
The setting for this debut novel by Lindsey Lee Johnson is a high school in the over-privileged enclave of Mill Valley, California.
“a remarkable accomplishment in literary suspense.”
Tens of millions of Americans live in suburbs, so it’s not surprising to see so many readers gravitating toward stories that happen there. The literary crowd loved the way John Cheever wrote them.
Avid thriller readers are experiencing the whirlwind of a trend toward releases featuring women who are “unreliable narrators.” That trend makes sense from a publishing point of view given the succ
“Trapped between truth and lies and an overwhelming sense of further tragedy if she speaks out . . .”
“an homage to political cartoonists and their ability to define a moment or mood in a few pen strokes.”
Back in March 2010, when Teddy Wayne took the podium at McNally Jackson bookstore to read from his debut novel Kapitoil, someone in the crowd leaned over and whispered, “He’s so smart—he w
“Patrick Modiano goes beyond the checklist accuracies of historical fiction, fashioning a lush fever dream filled with glamor, mystery, and despair.”
“a well-written story by an inventive writer.”
“She thought about secrets and the damage they did.”
From the margins of society arise a unique cast of characters who take turns narrating the tale in The Sunlight Pilgrims.
Veterinarian Maggie is not herself after being attacked near her Chicago home nine months ago.
“[a] remarkable novel.”
“rich, well-told, and memorable.”
“She’s all things bright and beautiful,” Kian Bright whispered at his daughter Daisy’s birth.
Arsénie Negovan doesn't get out much. For the past 20-odd years, he's maintained a series of properties in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
“. . . a powerful story of sacrifice and secrecy and a poignant love surviving over half a century.”
“a frightening and accurate portrait of a teenager in the grip of a devastating mental illness . . .”
“a finely-crafted thriller.”
“The Fireman is a lit fuse of tension that explodes in ever-increasing intervals as the novel progresses . . .”
Anna, married to Ned, a charismatic workaholic who is never home, gets pregnant and Ned demands she abort it, but she refuses.
“Bohman’s prose is the literary equivalent of an undertow.”
“for a lie to become truth, the past only needs to be rewritten . . .”
The couple at the heart of this novel—Rob Beauman and Ellie Larrabee—appear on the surface to have everything.