Marissa Parlette, a speech-language pathologist at a local elementary school in Tranquil Cove, Washington, is working with nine-year-old Anna Black who has a stuttering problem.
This gripping gut-level revenge-fueled psychological suspense from Victoria Helen Stone introduces a narrator you will love to hate. As Jane herself says:
“A Noise Downstairs is a terrific edge-of-your-seat Hitckcockian psychological thriller . . .”
Ah, the mother-teenage daughter relationship: anxiety, pressure, sullen silence, forced cheerfulness, eye-rolling, snippy comments, guilt, fear, and a few precious moments of sweetness.
Ashley, Lauren, and Natalie have been through everything together. From college days to husbands to babies to business, they have been there for each other, navigating the good and the bad.
The Queen Isabella, a dowager cruise ship, sets sail in her retirement voyage, a two-week leisurely journey from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
When does friendship cross boundaries to become more? As graduate students, Rachel, Claire, and Charlie form an inseparable bond.
“a thriller wrapped in the deadly solitude of space with a determined heroine who refuses to give up.”
“a thriller wrapped in the deadly solitude of space with a determined heroine who refuses to give up”
How does one review a book with no ending?
For nine years Lucy has been working as a part-time librarian at a small Arizona university and struggling to complete a Ph.D. program in classic literature.
At first glance, the timing of New York Review Books Classics’ rerelease of Helen Weinzweig’s Basic Black with Pearls is almost as intriguing as the novel itself.
“This book will be a welcome addition to modern-day discussions of women’s rights, multiculturalism, and online technologies.”
It is said that imitation is the purest form of flattery. Be that true, the question becomes what hold does a feeble imitation of a literary classic have on flattery.
Will Dando, a 20-something down on his luck New York musician, wakes one morning filled with a dream that accurately predicts 108 future events.
“. . . reminiscent of any of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker series, with more than a maddening touch of Werner Herzog.”
“a haunting story of one man’s determination to assuage his grief by keeping the dead alive and another man’s struggle to give them peace.”
“a story of long-ago trauma causing a deep psychological split of a person’s consciousness.”
“unbearable suspense, spine-tingling, tension-filled, terrifying, shocking and totally unexpected ending.”
“a fabulously complex and mysterious tale that is full of atmosphere and suspense.”
Fiction writers exist in their imagination as they search for ideas to put into a novel. Liza Cole, with one bestseller to her credit, is frustrated with her editor.
“a disturbing, yet masterful tale of murder and how childhood trauma may affect even those determined to rise above it . . . ”
The award-winning Irish novelist Bernard MacLaverty is a master at revealing a universe in just a few words.
“Read The Quiet Child for the absorbing story, strong characterizations, and entertaining writing.”
Katie Kitamura’s A Separation begins with a young woman embarking on a trip to Greece.