“The Last Life isn’t an easy read, but it’s a rewarding, thought-provoking one.”
“There’s a lot of entertainment in seeing Eliza apply the methods of a fictional detective to the hazards of her dangerous life.
“a keen disappointment”
“With a set of clever twists, Berkeley finally lays out the issue of how best to see justice served, and the answers are both rueful and entertaining.”
“does a good job of evoking the post-Civil War era . . .”
With her provocative, yet tasteful and gripping writing, in Such a Pretty Girl, T. Greenwood tackles the tragic impact on lives of sexual predation in the movie and modeling industries.
“Fowler reports that his literary agent said (with delight), ‘Oh, it’s a Bryant & May book, just without the murder plot!’”
“More, please. Soon, please.”
“Charles Cumming effectively ramps up suspense, in this hefty page-turner revelatory of modern espionage’s methods. “
This second novel by the renowned French writer, Marguerite Duras, was written in 1943 when she was 29, and originally published by Gallimard in 1944 as La Vie tranquille.
“It all comes together in a grimly satisfying series of events, showing more clearly than ever that Mohlin and Nyström understand costs and penalties.
“Smoothly written and tightly plotted, Bombay Monsoon might be the start of a whole new series for the highly decorated James W. Ziskin.”
“This is old-school epic fantasy at its best . . .”
“The book desperately wants to convey its message of human connectedness with all the species that share this planet. Gil walks 2,400 miles to appreciate and then deliver this message.
The Amish community of Shadow Lake, located near Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, is the setting for book #2 in the Shadow Lake series.
“This book is impressive as a picture of life in North Korea, but it goes beyond that, elevating the story into one that gets to the heart of what is so corrosive about propaganda, what is
“Prepare for more twists and turns than a winding mountain road, as Levison has crafted a suspenseful, mesmerizing tale of terror and redemption.”
“Diversions like this add the layers of human interest that make a Jeffery Deaver novel so much more than a page-turner.
“A beautiful, compelling portrait of dance . . sure to become a book group favorite, rich in discussion topics that are as provocative as they are complex.”
“The entire Scholomance series is a master work of storytelling, filled with memorable characters, an original world, complex personal politics, difficult choices with real consequences, an
“A Beginner’s Guide to Murder is a humorous romp through unfamiliar territory. Stopps manages her four central characters through distinct portraits.
“Since this is about show biz folks, there’s plenty of name-dropping of people, places, and events to titillate while bringing the story easily into the reader’s world, making it both conte
“It was love at first sight for this magnifique book.”
“Hannah’s major characters are well developed, the plot has some merit, but the writing is not tight and tends to wander, making for a confusing storyline.”
Author Cherie Priest in her latest cozy novel Flight Risk takes the cozy mystery down a somewhat different path.