Once the reader gets past the unlikely notion that a young man in 1868 would write a 269-page letter to a four-year-old boy called Small Tot, there is a good story in The Madstone.
“Melinda Moustakis’ arrestingly vivid and richly realized new novel Homestead depicts the interior lives of two Alaskan homesteaders in the 1950s so convincingly that it often read
“Rushdie’s Victory City is another fabulous novel set in his native India, even if it doesn’t reach the heights of Midnight’s Children.”
“Two Smoke Jensen books in one—what a bargain!”
“the world of this novel is unforgettable.”
“The book’s suspense rests on whether and when Cal will finally turn to face his lifelong attacker. What will he lose, in what sequence? How humiliated and abased will he become?
“A Face to Die For is primarily a well-structured story with lots of action. Iris Johansen fans will enjoy it.”
“an entirely human and hopeful book.”
“The lone deputy surrounded by a gang of outlaws determined to rescue their boss while a hostile town looks on may be a cliché, but Terence McCauley gives it several twists.”
A gifted linguistics professor who is fascinated by such extinct languages as Old Norse and Old Danish, Val Chesterfield is so frightened of the world that she has immured herself at the university
“a John Gilstrap thriller, crammed with violence and testing of the soul, might be the perfect work of fiction to sink into in a tough time for the real world.”
“Unfortunately, this novel has problems on several levels.”
“The team of Webb and Mann is a welcome addition to the world of military thrillers, and Steel Fear is an excellent beginning.”
No one is innocent in the series A Chorus of Dragons. Even the protagonists in Jenn Lyons’ series have done terrible things in their pasts, killing, betraying, and abandoning others.
“The Ghost Moths is an adventure story set in a fascinating part of the world by an author who knows it well. The metaphysical flavor adds to the intrigue.”
“Fast Ice is good entertainment.”
“grab a copy of this book and be transported back to the Roman Empire circa 55 CE . . .”
“the kind of story we used to watch at the Saturday Morning Movies, one we hate to see end, and one we’d like to have return again and again in a series of sequels just as funny, exciting,
Spin is an appropriate name for this techno-thriller because it can make your head spin.
“Matthew Mayo brings heart and soul to a painful, little known chapter in American West history.”
“The quality and clarity of Ritt's writing and delivery are truly superb. Readers will feel like they're watching a movie.”
Welcome a new heroine to the world of wilderness thrillers: Alex Carter, wildlife biologist extraordinaire.
“the story Follett weaves grabs you from the start and holds you in its grip till the fairy tale ending.
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor delivers everything a sequel should: the same characters, emotion, and appeal as the original, but with enough novelty to extend the world of the story into
“revenge, like love and death, comes at inopportune times.”
When Caleb and Shelby Bentley’s mother dies, Shelby hatches a plan of revenge.