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Then She Was Gone
by Lisa Jewell
From The Jacket: Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams More

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The Widows of Malabar Hill
by Sujata Massey
From The Jacket: Sujata Massey (Agatha and Macavity Award–winning author of the Rei Shimura series) brings us a delightful new mystery set in 1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s rst female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of More

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A delightful light read that describes life in 1920s Bombay for an educated female. I loved learning about the culture and religion, but I especially enjoyed reading about the rights of women in this era.
by-Linda 2019/04/05, 03:57 AM

Magpie Murders
by Anthony Horowitz
From The Jacket: From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. More

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A fabulous complex whodunit. There is a puzzle to figure out, two murders to solve and it’s a well-executed story within a story. Plus it’s highly entertaining and face paced. Simply brilliant. Do not miss this one. Highly recommend.
by-Linda 2017/11/15, 09:42 PM

The Child Finder
by Rene Denfeld
From The Jacket: Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certai More

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The elegant writing style is what will draw you in and make you remember this literary thriller. This is a story of a child gone missing and one woman’s search to find her. It's both engrossing and a tale you won’t forget as it’s not your typical police story. Recommend for those who like a sophisticated mystery.
by-Linda 2017/10/24, 01:43 PM

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
by Matthew Sullivan
From The Jacket: When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain More

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This is a good, suspenseful mystery, but it is also a story about acceptance and the bond between friends. It shows the difficulty of forgiving and learning to let go and live life after tragedy strikes.
by-Linda 2017/10/15, 06:09 PM

Emma in the Night
by Wendy Walker
From The Jacket: One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious More

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A psychological thriller that captures your attention right off and holds it. Two teens go missing; three years later, out of the blue, one returns home. As you read, and hear Cass's story, you know something is not right, but the author doesn't reveal too much, so the questions keep mounting. There is also quite a twist at the end. Excellent, Recommend.
by-Linda 2017/09/24, 07:46 PM

The Heavens May Fall
by Allen Eskens
From The Jacket: FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES. Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship More

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Excellent mystery; enough suspense to keep you intrigued and great pacing to keep you turning the pages. I loved the characters and the twisty plot. If you enjoyed THE LIFE WE BURY, don't miss this one. Recommend.
by-Linda 2017/09/13, 05:02 PM

Watch Me Disappear
by Janelle Brown
From The Jacket: Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are. It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body w More

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The story centers around a woman who she goes missing after she sets out on a solo hike in the California wilderness. She is presumed dead, but as the story progresses, and no body is found, you wonder if something else is at play. The focus is on the daughter and husband she left behind, and their struggle to move forward with their lives. There is mystery, family drama, and a puzzle to figure out.
by-Linda 2017/08/24, 07:57 AM

In This Grave Hour
by Jacqueline Winspear
From The Jacket: Sunday September 3rd 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs' flat to await her return. Dr. More

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Maisie is back in England and back to her old private investigator ways. I’m also happy to report, her family and friends, that we all love and missed are also back. England is on the brink of war and once again we are treated to many interesting details of England preparing for war. I ‘ve read so many books about war, yet I learned something new. I had never heard of the barrage balloons before. So simple and so clever. Recommend.
by-Linda 2017/08/14, 06:59 PM

The Marriage Pact
by Michelle Richmond
From The Jacket: Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possi More

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The subject matter is intriguing and thought provoking in this psychological thriller. Newlyweds, Jake and Alice, receive a very unusual wedding gift. An invitation to become a member of an exclusive club designed to guarantee your marriage remains as blissful as the day you were married. There are rules and there are consequences for breaking the rules. This book takes a hard look at what marriage means and spices things up with a glimpse into cult life. A bit unbelievable at times, but I think it imitates real life – think Scientology. Recommend
by-Linda 2017/08/14, 06:46 PM

Fierce Kingdom
by Gin Phillips
From The Jacket: The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes bef More

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This story will speak to many. It takes place in a zoo, where several people are trapped, as men wielding guns are shooting them. A mother and her son are among the hostages. The story takes an honest look at the what this mother is willing to do to protect her child. Lots of action but a bit short on getting to know some of the characters. Excellent premise and a current topic, considering the recent mass shootings in this country.
by-Linda 2017/08/08, 10:48 PM

The Lying Game
by Ruth Ware
From The Jacket: From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, The Lying Game. On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her do More

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This is a story of four friends, beginning when they meet at boarding school. They play a game, The Lying Game. At first it seems harmless enough, but then it spins out of control and the consequences are grave. The novel goes back and forth between school days and present day. There is intrigue and tension but the true focus of the book is the bond and interaction between these four friends. I think those who liked The Secret History by Donna Tartt would thoroughly enjoy this one. It is character driven, dark and atmospheric, but a bit light on suspense. I mention this because if you are looking for a gripping thriller, skip this one.
by-Linda 2017/08/08, 10:31 PM

The Child
by Fiona Barton
From The Jacket: As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newsp More

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A character driven psychological thriller with lots of family drama. A story of secrets and deceptions, the kind that tests family bonds. Some of these bonds break, some thrive. The many layers add complexity and keep the pace going. The puzzle keeps you thinking and guessing. Recommend.
by-Linda 2017/08/08, 10:23 PM

The Couple Next Door
by Shari Lapena
From The Jacket: It all started at a dinner party. . . A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . . An More



An enjoyable mystery that is hard to figure out at times. It centers on the kidnapping of a baby, left alone, while the parents are at a party next door. If you can suspend your beliefs and deal with a few too many coincidences- it’s a very enjoyable mystery with intrigue and characters you can be friends with.
by-Linda 2017/08/08, 10:16 PM

Into The Water
by Paula Hawkins
From The Jacket: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb More

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The strength of this story is with the dynamic relationships the author develops; she has an amazing grasp of the human condition and presents a lot of detail on the psychology of suicide and how it affects different people. The premise of the story will also grab readers; why do so many women end up dead in a local river? The main problem with this book is the outstanding success of Paula Hawkin’s first book “ A Girl On The Train.” This is not the psychological, thriller, sequel, which unfortunately what most people are expecting. I know couldn’t wait to read it for this very reason. In fact, there is very little suspense in this story. It’s good, but if you are seeking a thriller, best skip this book.
by-Linda 2017/07/23, 08:25 PM

A Dangerous Place
by Jacqueline Winspear
From The Jacket: Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . . In Jacqueline Winspear‘s powerful story of political intrig More

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Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty
From The Jacket: THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW AN HBO LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, LAURA DERN, ADAM SCOTT, AND ZOË KRAVITZ FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WILD AND DALLAS BUYERS C More

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The Life We Bury
by Allen Eskens
From The Jacket: The Life We Bury tells the story of Joe Talbert, a junior at the University of Minnesota, who receives a class assignment to write a biography of someone who has lived an interesting life. At a nursing home he meets Carl Iverson, More

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Allen Eskens is an amazingly talented author. I could not put this down. If you are looking for a great suspense novel, this is it! At one point, I thought I had it figured out only to get a BIG surprise! This is a must read. Enjoy!
by-Trish 2017/03/14, 07:17 AM

I Let You Go
by Clare Mackintosh
From The Jacket: The New York Times and award-winning bestselling novel “with a killer twist” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins) On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into More

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Very engaging and very suspenseful. Tackles many issues - guilt, grief, bullying and more. Good mystery.
by-Linda 2017/03/07, 07:03 PM

Before The Fall
by Noah Hawley
From The Jacket: From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year. On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--de More

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This is a book about the choices people make and also dealing with what life throws at you. An entertaining read that will keep you fully engaged.
by-Linda 2017/03/06, 09:17 PM

Everything You Want Me To Be
by Mindy Mejia
From The Jacket: Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer t More

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Full of twists and turns, this thriller is engaging, suspenseful and hard to put down. It's a book that will stay with you for a while after you have finished it.
by-Linda 2017/03/06, 09:11 PM

The Guest Room
by Chris Bohjalian
From The Jacket: When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother’s bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She takes their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to More

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Aside from being a great thriller, Chris Bohjalian brings to light, the problem of the sex trafficking trade in this book. He also includes some family drama. Recommend!
by-Linda 2017/03/06, 09:06 PM

The Girl Before
by J.D. Delaney
From The Jacket: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, More

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A good psychological thriller. I loved reading about this amazing house, built by the architect in the story, which controlled everything through an advanced computer program. It's a really intriguing premise and fun to read about. There is plenty of suspense and mystery too.
by-Linda 2017/03/06, 09:01 PM

The Widowers Wife
by Cate Holahan
From The Jacket: Ana Bacon, a young housewife, tumbles off a cruise ship into the dark and deadly waters, but did she take her secrets with her? Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which coul More

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This is an engaging thriller with lots of suspense and tension. I saw one of the twists coming, but it did't take away from the story because I was already invested in the characters.
by-Linda 2017/03/06, 08:54 PM

While The City Slept
by Eli Sanders
From The Jacket: On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love—Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other—and a y More

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The author of the book, Eli Sanders, won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the actual crime this book is based on. He rails against the mental health system and opens your eyes to all it's short falls. He gives you details of the assault and murder which took place, and humanizes the two victims by giving you an in-depth look at their backgrounds.
by-Linda 2017/03/06, 08:43 PM

Karolinas Twins
by Ronald Balson
From The Jacket: She made a promise in desperation Now it's time to keep it Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. More

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Part court room drama and part surviving the Holocaust. An engaging book by the author of ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS.
by-linda 2017/03/01, 06:55 AM

Sleepwalker
by Chris Bohjalian
From The Jacket: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When Annalee Ahlb More

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This book delves deep into the condition of Sleepwalking, a fascinating topic to learn about and as usual, Chris Bohjalian has done his homework. There is also lots of family dynamics and mystery as the reader tries to piece together why Annalee has gone missing and will she return.
by-linda 2017/02/14, 04:23 PM

The Widow
by Fiona Barton
From The Jacket: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An NPR Best Book of 2016 One of The Wall Street Journal’s 5 “Killer Books” of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Wi More

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Excellent mystery, although I think the comparisons to GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN are a bit misleading. The book had very believable characters, the kind you get attached to and care about, especially the Widow.
by-linda 2016/12/12, 07:53 PM

The Woman In Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware
From The Jacket: Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle, Oprah.com, PureWow, and USA TODAY From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspens More

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I liked that the characters were all nicely developed and likeable; at least until the killer was revealed. Sometimes this is no so with this genre. It was a nicely paced thriller with good suspense and an interesting plot. Great read. I'm always happy when I find a new author.
by-linda 2016/10/17, 08:04 PM

The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
From The Jacket: EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the sam More

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31 Bond Street
by Ellen Horan
From The Jacket: The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. "Who killed Dr. Burdell?" was a question that gripped the nation. 31 BOND STREET, a debut n More

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I am a fan of crime novels and historical fiction and this book was very satisfying on both accounts. Great pacing and increasing intrigue and suspense as the author revealed each new layer of the relationship between the two main characters. Excellent read.
by-Sue 2010/09/01, 06:27 PM

I liked both the character development and their inter actions. The events and dialog were very believable. I also enjoyed the historical information about pre civil war NYC woven into the story and the skillful manner the author maintained tension and suspense. It’s a good read.
by-Barbara 2010/08/31, 06:37 PM

A book for the mystery or historical fiction enthusiast. It’s tightly woven with a high level of intrigue, nothing is as it first appears. I found it engaging and fast paced and loved the details about New York in 1857.
by-Debbie M 2010/08/23, 01:49 PM

Gray Mountain
by John Grisham
From The Jacket: The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third yea More

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I enjoyed reading this book and I love John Grisham, but this wasn't one of my favorites from him. I never felt connected to the characters.
by-Andrea 2015/05/22, 05:04 AM

The Dark Monk
by Oliver Potzsch
From The Jacket: THE ANTICIPATED FOLLOWUP TO THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER: Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discove More

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This mystery offers a treasure hunt – a dying priest leaves the first clue and the story takes off and follows a series of clues from there. With a backdrop of 17th century Bavaria and rich historical detail, the book will appeal to historical fiction and mystery lovers. Although, the second in a series, does very well as a stand-alone read.
by-Linda-PBR 2012/11/11, 04:55 AM

Learning to Swim
by Sara J Henry
From The Jacket: “If I’d blinked, I would have missed it. But I didn’t, and I saw something fall from the rear deck of the opposite ferry: a small, wide-eyed human face, in one tiny frozen moment, as it plummeted toward the water.”
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An entertaining read with a very likable heroine. It’s part mystery, part romance and part family drama. Great debut. Rumor has it a sequel is in the works – looking forward to reading it.
by-Linda-PBR 2012/09/30, 05:47 PM

V is for Vengeance
by Sue Grafton
From The Jacket: A spiderweb of dangerous relationships lies at the heart of V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton's daring new Kinsey Millhone novel. A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt w More

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The latest installment in the Kinsey Millhone series is well worth the wait. It's a fun and engaging story with some quirky characters and good pacing. Looking forward to “W” and wondering what happens after “Z” as the books in this series always provide a wonderful escape from day to day life.
by-Linda-PBR 2012/05/27, 07:09 PM

Elegy for Eddie
by Jacqueline Winspear
From The Jacket: Maisie Dobbs—psychologist, investigator, and "one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting" (Parade)—returns in a chilling adventure, the latest chapter in Jacqueline Winspear's bestselling seri More

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Maisie is in top form in this installment. As usual she argues with herself and questions everything and everyone – it’s just her nature. The political climate is tense in this book as Hitler comes into the picture – a hint of things to come. Love all Winspear’s book but thought this one was particularly engaging.
by-Linda-PBR 2012/04/22, 03:47 PM

A Reliable Wife
by Robert Goolrick
From The Jacket: Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherin More

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Beautifully written but it was little darker than I usually go for. The characters were very interesting and it definitely kept my interest.
by-andrea 2009/08/23, 04:07 AM

If you like beautifully written books with complex characters and compelling plots filled with twists and a few surprises, don't miss this one.
by-Sara 2009/06/07, 02:14 PM

The Boy in the Suitcase
by Lene kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
From The Jacket: Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the C More

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This is a great mystery that also packs a punch with its message on human trafficking. The central character, Nina is a Red Cross nurse who deals with giving medical care to illegal refugees. She is strong, capable and not afraid to go up against the odds. The mystery portion of this story is also well plotted and keeps you interested. Recommended for mystery lovers and a must read for those who enjoy Scandinavian crime fiction - which is gaining popularity in the US.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/11/15, 06:48 PM

The Woodcutter
by Reginald Hill
From The Jacket: Wolf Hadda’s life has been a fairy tale. From his humble origins as a Cumbrian woodcutter’s son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the woman of his dreams. A knock on the door one mornin More

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This is a story of revenge with a unique and complex protagonist. The author takes you right into his mind giving the story a psychological aura. It's paced nicely to keep you turning the pages and layered to keep it fresh. Winner of the 2011 Barry Award for Best British Crime Fiction.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/12/14, 08:25 PM

The Waters Edge
by Karin Fossum
From The Jacket: A married couple, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, but not before Reinhardt, to Kristine’s horror, kneels More

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I really enjoyed this quick read. The characters were excellent and it was very thought provoking.
by-Paula 2010/01/07, 10:14 AM

As a fan of Karin Fossum I was excited to read "The Water's Edge" which won The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Although the subject matter is quite disturbing as it deals with the murder of a child the story and the charatcters are excellent.
by-Andrea 2009/09/27, 04:04 PM

The Lock Artist
by Steve Hamilton
From The Jacket: Winner of The Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year. Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. A New York Times Notable Crime Book. Winner of The Barry Award for Best Novel of the Year. Michael More

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This is a very unusual mystery. The storyline is original with wonderful, realistic dialog and interaction between characters. It’s crime fiction but the mystery is really all about discovering the reason the main character is mute and how he ended up in jail. It’s all written and presented in a very imaginative and creative manner. Winner of several awards including The Barry Award and the Edgar Award.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/10/24, 06:41 PM

Bruno Chief of Police
by Martin Walker
From The Jacket: Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He’s a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to More

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A quick and enjoyable read if you like character driven mysteries. It's delightful to read about the French country side - the descriptions pull you right into the warm family and friend oriented life-style.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/10/24, 06:37 PM

New York To Dallas
by J. D. Robb
From The Jacket: The new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author, which takes readers deeper into the mind of Eve Dallas than ever before. The number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying More

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This is part of J.D. Robb's In Death series. Fans will not be disappointed and will find compelling characters and for those following the series - Eve and Roarke are in great form. Since it takes place in Dallas a few new characters are also introduced. An escaped convict is on the loose and he's out to cause Eve trouble, as she is the one who sent him to jail the first time. The book is suspenseful and the tension starts building almost from the start. A few too many coincidences, but it doesn’t detract from the read.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/10/05, 06:40 PM

Bad Intentions
by Karin Fossum
From The Jacket: In the wake of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are discovering the rich trove of modern Scandinavian crime fiction. If you’ve devoured the Millennium trilogy and are looking for your next read, Karin Fossum and her b More

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Karin Fossum's writing style is fantastic as always and her characters are diverse in personality and complex. Although Inspector Sejer's role is not as prominent in this book - the story is excellent.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/10/05, 07:06 PM

Lassiter
by Paul Levine
From The Jacket: Eighteen years ago, Jake Lassiter crossed paths with a teenage runaway who disappeared into South Florida's sex trade. Now he retraces her steps and runs head on into a conspiracy of Miami's rich and powerful who would do anythin More

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You won’t find deep soul-searching characters in this book but you will find characters that make you smile, real humans that sometimes don’t do exactly what’s right in a situation. There is some violence, but it does not overwhelm, which I like. Fundamentally, this is about Jake Lassiter and his big personality. There is also some excellent courtroom drama.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/09/25, 06:36 PM

The Scent of Rain and Lightning
by Nancy Pickard
From The Jacket: One beautiful summer afternoon, from her bedroom window on the second floor, Jody Linder is unnerved to see her three uncles parking their pickups in front of her parents’ house—or what she calls her parents’ house, even though J More

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I enjoyed this book very much and the ending was a huge surprise.
by-Katheen 2011/08/24, 06:06 AM

Loved this book. Could not put it down and boy was I surprised by the ending!
by-braysnap 2011/07/19, 09:56 AM

I listened to this on audio during what should have been a long car ride, but thanks to this book time flew by very fast. I loved everything about this book.
by-Andrea 2011/02/28, 06:19 AM

The Mapping of Love and Death
by Jacqueline Winspear
From The Jacket: August 1914. As Michael Clifton is mapping land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, war is declared in Europe—and duty-bound to his father's native country, the young cartographer soon sets sail for More

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True to form, this book is all about a nice visit with Maisie and her friends and family. It's the 7th book in this series but reads perfectly as a stand-alone. The setting is post WWI and Winspear paints this era well with well-researched details. And as always you'll love Maisie, idiosyncrasies and all.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/08/17, 07:43 PM

Secrets Of Eden
by Chris Bohjalian
From The Jacket: From the bestselling author of Midwives, The Double Bind, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate exploration of the nature of sacrifice. Chris Bohjalian's latest novel is More

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A compelling story that combines psychological suspense and a controversial topic. The storyline is creative and the plotting intense; solidly holding your interest from start to finish. Bohjalian tackles a few moral issues and hammers home the effects of spousal abuse.
by-Linda-PBR 2011/08/02, 06:29 PM

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson
From The Jacket: You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own More

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Faithful Place
by Tana French
From The Jacket: The hotly anticipated third novel of the Dublin murder squad from the New York Times bestselling author Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was nineteen, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and living crammed into a small flat with More

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