“Woods provides a lively romp of a book, but it’s built for entertainment, not solving puzzles. Pick up a copy to update your sense of why James Bond was and is adored.”
“a chilling story of identity and what happens when a person’s self-reality is voluntarily submerged with another’s.”
“a definite adventure in a Gilded Age, full of scandals of the elite and crimes of the nondescript, where some readers may find a jaundiced correlation to today’s world.”
Midway through Eshkol Nevo’s The Last Interview, the narrator—who may or may not be Nevo himself, an uncertainty Nevo may or may not want his readers to entertain—slyly explains the ruse o
“Doering's wordsmithing is the absolute gold standard and leads readers to a stunner of an ending.”
“What distinguishes Goodnight Beautiful is Molloy’s spectacular feat of misdirection and uncanny success in unfolding revelations that are surprising yet believable from the early
“riveting and action packed right up to the astonishing and surprisingly satisfying ending.”
John Rebus has been retired from the Scottish Police for a while, but something keeps pulling him back in.
“a powerful story of how the resentment and pain of abandonment can sweep the guilty as well as the innocent into a maelstrom of hate from which none will emerge unscathed.”
“Using her remarkable, literary voice to investigate the psychological experiences of victims, Oates requires that we willingly suspend our disbelief and reject realism as a means to identi
As with every novel in the universe, whether it works for you or not depends on your tastes and frame of reference.
“a compelling and rewarding journey.”
“From the beginning we know we’re dealing with the kind of unreliable narrator who’s voiced so many of the early 21st century’s bestsellers.”
“enjoy the complex characters drawn with beautiful prose and flashes of humor . . .”
“Gates does a particularly good job of setting clues and red herrings for the reader to deal with and ties up all the loose ends.”
“A contemporary novel that tips its hat to multiple genres, Never Turn Back is intriguing, high-stakes fiction.”
Novels of mystery and suspense and thrillers more often than not turn on event rather than on complex emotion.
“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.
“For Salvo Montalbano, the whole episode is as dramatic as a film.
“‘Life is like a book, each page a different possibility, a different reality. One must only know how to turn the page.’”
“What does it mean to be secure? And from whom, or from what? . . . We are all in danger, and all bound to protect one another whether it’s in our job description or not.”
“The denouement ties life, love, and mystery together, as all excellent murder mysteries do.”
“If you’re not already a fan of Archer Mayor, then here’s the opportunity to find out why so many people are.”
As the Christmas season and the dead of winter commences in Lake Eden, MN, Hannah Swensen is busy making goodies at her shop, The Cookie Jar.
“If you enjoy timing your books to the seasons, Byron’s Halloween-themed Cajun mystery is a must-read for this time of year, an enjoyable spin through the kind of sensible, clue-laden plott