“Baart is an accomplished storyteller. She excels at layering concurrent plot threads, character arcs, and suspense with layer upon layer of storied detail . . .
“Ryan once again shows her flair for spinning, from a life similar to her own, a set of intense and spiraling threats, with more than one devilish intent behind the scenes, and only the nar
At age 50, Amberrose Murphy lives the good life as a meteorologist in Palm Springs, California.
“Beard’s writing brings the premise of each chapter to life, allowing the reader to become the protagonist of the moment, experiencing the situation in which she finds herself.”
Web-design expert Lindy Carmichael is trying hard to prove herself with a project assigned at her company Media Blast.
“a reminder that the right to vote was not a thing given, but a battle hard fought and won.”
“Complex and moving, this read will get one thinking.”
In this jaw-dropping psychological thriller we witness the laceration of motherhood.
Maybe you thought it was impossible. That it didn’t exist. You would never find a contemporary short story collection that was more than well written.
“Flynn Berry landed major awards for her two earlier thrillers, and Northern Spy merits more of the same.”
“Original, informative, suspenseful—the big three in a literary slam bang.”
Let’s face it, a book centered around the wretched child abuse of a large family at the hands of a demented religious fanatic has some inherent drama to it.
“Burnt Sugar explores security and permanence, the lengths to which people go in search of what they were denied as children.”
Marvelous and painful, truthful and penetrating, this novel, with every page, requires the reader to sense, to live in and cherish the present moment.
It’s 2008, Barack Obama has been elected president. Ruth Tuttle and her husband Xavier are excited about what lies ahead for them.
“. . . supremely skilled writing even though the plot goes missing in action early on.”
This is an odd duck of a book, no question about it.
How many who have been forced to deal with a life crisis can start over—and in a tropical setting, no less? Irene Steele’s life is turned upside down after learning
What would you do if you were in a plane crash, but managed to survive? Being so close to death, it's only logical anyone would reassess their life.
Natalie Harper hates her job at Pinnacle Fine Wines in Sonoma County, California, but the pay and benefits are worth it.
“the underlying message of the book is that no matter how well loved and well supported you are, bad things can happen that aren’t your fault, and they can mess you up no matter what you do
“two generations come to understand each other and find the true meaning of family.”
The Gordons of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, spend every summer at the century-old saltbox passed down from Ed Gordon's grandparents.
“the unique personalities of the complex characters along with a bit of mystery make this an involving read.”
Many of today's families are blended with step-siblings and half-siblings.
“Meyerson does an admirable job of answering the question she posed to herself, and by the end of the story, ties up all the loose ends that she tossed out to the reader from the beginning.