“A delightful cozy romance and mystery, set in the middle of a decade when times might be changing but the motives for murder remained surprisingly the same.”
“Singh’s brilliant book hooks us from the beginning and doesn’t let go. The descriptions are vivid, the setting is intriguing, and the plot provides twists.”
“Brace yourself for a never-saw-it-coming ending.”
“Pick up Exit if you’d like to sample a very new way of building a crime novel with an unusual pace. It has something of Jasper Fforde in the compiled coincidences.”
“Patterson is a better writer than this, and it is hard to say if he is mentoring a writer new to the series, or not, but The Russian is a disappointment.”
In some literary circles, describing a novel as “light reading” can be taken as a slur. Not so with this one.
“Kellerman’s writing frames deep tenderness among her characters very well.
“Whether you’re drawn to Watch Her for the high-fidelity Boston setting, with its contrasts of gritty working-class life and cultured wealth, or for the dramatic and classic intera
“In They’re Gone, the ‘weaker sex’ is by no means weak. At all.”
“Lazarus is a thriller par excellence, though it’s advisable to read it in small increments, for the accumulation of too much horror at o
“In spite of a few weak spots, for those who enjoy a cozy with its fast read, this one works. All things considered—a good read for a chilly weekend indoors.”
“Moonflower Murders will be either adored or dreaded by readers, with no middle ground.
“Macallister’s writing is powerful, and she concocts a gripping story with strong, very human characterizations . . .”
“Grisham has a knack for throwing curves into the story that, with any other writer, could be distracting, but with Grisham every curve is woven into the story and builds the tension throug
“Nesbo is always a great storyteller. The world he depicts is bleak and potentially depressing, but he presents it with relentless power.”
“A contemporary novel that tips its hat to multiple genres, Never Turn Back is intriguing, high-stakes fiction.”
“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.
“enjoy the complex characters drawn with beautiful prose and flashes of humor . . .”
“Mina’s touch with the dark, gritty, and disturbing is that of an expert, and this book is a persuasive and frightening page-turner.”
“Under Pressure is a thriller that’s fun, entertaining, and challenging.”
“Blackburn has created a clever mystery that follows a direct path to revelations about the killer, as well as Summer’s growth and acceptance of her inheritance—a bookstore that she never l
“This is a perfect mystery for summer beach reading—or for motivating yourself to plan a Key West vacation—as long as you can stay clear of the business end of a chef’s knife or heavy-duty
“Booked for Death is a solid addition to a popular cozy category . . .”
“The Silence is an engaging thriller that is less about blood and guts and more about psychology.”
“If you can get around . . .