“Take my word for it: if you don’t live in a small town now, you probably shouldn’t move to one. . . . Resist these impulses. Trust me.
“Similar in pace and tenderness to the Ladies’ Detective Agency mysteries of Alexander McCall Smith, this mystery fits neatly into the traditional mold, providing an enjoyable read that’s i
Kacy Tremaine and her husband Michael have escaped a bad situation in New Jersey, where Kacy was betrayed by her best friend and lost her job and future in the art world.
Jessica Miller is returning to Duquette University, her southern, elite school, ten years after graduation. She is determined to show she is successful, beautiful, and, well, perfect.
“With the slower pace of a psychological thriller, the tension is high and the twists at the end demonstrate why Abbott is an award winning and bestselling author with another hit on her ha
“master craft level of world building that offers much more to the fantasy genre than the usual fare.”
“The Maidens is an intricately plotted, mystery-thriller for the discerning reader.
Most people who live in hilly terrain with a cold season, anywhere around the world, know the fear of sliding off an icy road into a ravine or river.
Jonathan Lee’s fourth novel, The Great Mistake, opens in slyly reportorial fashion, queuing up both a dense biographical backstory and a baffling murder: “The last attempt on the life of A
“A skillful blending of magic and mayhem, the supernatural with the mundane.
“Compelling from beginning to end, Find You First will keep Barclay’s fans on the lookout for his next thrilling ride.”
“. . . a quirky extension of the H. G. Wells story, filled with animal puns, dialogue reeking with black humor, as well as an ending guaranteed to satisfy.”
Meredith Dickey and her husband Josh reside in a suburb of Chicago. A great place to live, it is family-oriented and considered one of the safest towns around.
“Love Grisham, Coben, Gilstrap, early Lee Child? Can’t resist the puzzle solving of Dan Brown or the emotional prices portrayed by Louise Penny?
“Dead of Winter is a formulaic hodge-podge that will appeal to readers who like Detroit, Jack Reacher-style violence, and enticing references to local cuisine.”
“Siger’s novel is an enjoyable first step for appreciating this special foreign locale [Naxos, Greece].”
“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.
Fifteen years ago, attorney Lindsay Kelly happened across an accident in her hometown of Hopewell, New Jersey, where she discovers a young woman thrown from her vehicle lying in the woods unconscio