“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity
The kidnapping of a businessman in broad daylight from a street on the Upper East Side draws forensic specialist Lincoln Rhyme and NYPD detective Amelia Sachs into the case of The Composer, a myste
Leah Stevens is worried about her friend Paige, for she determines her boyfriend Aaron, is evil.
“Stevens certainly raises the bar . . .”
Stephanie, the author of a Mommy blog, writes to connect with other women to help her overcome her loneliness and recover from the death of her husband Davis, and half brother, Chris from a car wre
“Celine is the portrait of a remarkable woman: a plausible super-granny with endearing panache who helps heal broken hearts and wounded souls.”
“The Girl Before will appeal greatly to fans of psychological suspense, even more to those who appreciate the chills of a good haunted house story.”
“The Nowhere Man is a good ride down a toboggan run of nonstop action and intrigue.”
“Ultimately the people who love Swanson’s work will remember . . .
“The River at Night is an engaging story . . .”
“The story itself is entertaining, a tense and taut mystery with a circuitous plot that intrigues as it mystifies.”
Everything You Want Me to Be starts in March 2008 with young runaway Hattie studying the departures board at the Minneapolis airport.
Why does a man who has been out of the game for 35 years suddenly become a red-hot target for a military intelligence section determined to remove him permanently from the playing field?
“Move over Hitchcock, P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, and more. Here is a thriller to make others fade.
“The Thames holds the collective memory of the city and its dwellers . . . it’s a sacred river granting death and rebirth.”
Out of Bounds is Val McDermid’s 30th novel.
Joy Enright is a high-school senior in Chilton, New York State.
“an artful mosaic that converges with breakneck speed toward the end of the book, bringing the story to a climax and conclusion that are ultimately very satisfying . . .”
“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”
A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro
Is a proclivity to violence and vengeance a gender and/or regional trait? Are the minds of men more than women and/or rural folk more than city dwellers predisposed to violent acts of revenge?
Doug Johnstone’s The Jump begins with two sentences that depict a sadness that’s unthinkable until you’re a mother or father who’s forced to confront it:
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro remains a bucket-list challenge, but in the book world, staring down a 784-page Swedish serial-killer novel may make the reader question his or her priorities: Why have I
“A mind-bending odyssey of parallel worlds and causality, Dark Matter will particularly appeal to fans of the TV series Fringe and H. G.
“This is about survival! You think I want to do this?”