Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Good Sister

Fiction by Wendy Corsi Staub.
The Good Sister

A fun-to-read thriller, this book was a revenge story.

I also read recently by this author: Dearly Beloved

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Witnesses

Fiction by Robert Whitlow.

The Witnesses

This book begins in Nazi Germany and then moves to twenty-first century North Carolina, telling the story of a grandfather and his grandson who share an extraordinary gift.

I also read recently by this author: The Choice, Water's Edge 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Under the Influence

Fiction by Joyce Maynard.

Under the Influence: A Novel

In this story, a woman learns the value of true friendship almost too late.

That sounds like a bad after-school-tv-special but it's not. This was a fascinating and thought-provoking story.

I also read by this author: Labor Day, After Her

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Fiction by Sandra Brown.


This was pretty good romantic thriller, about a good-looking hit man who is hired to kill a beautiful woman. Can you guess what might happen between those two?

Exactly. The S-youknowwhat-X is no surprise, but the plot still has a few twists worth reading about.

I also read recently by this author: Mean Streak

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Widow

Fiction by Fiona Barton.

The Widow

This book was not quite what I expected, but it was interesting and engaging. Maybe I'd call it a slow-paced thriller without a surprising ending? (just to contrast with last last review, ha ha, coincidentally also about a widow) That sounds kind of terrible, but it wasn't.

From the beginning you could pretty much tell what the ending would be, but the story still held my attention quite well, and the characters were great.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fool Me Once

Fiction by Harlan Coben.
Fool Me Once

A fast-paced thriller with a surprise ending, this story explores a widow with PTSD and a young daughter who is trying to find the truth about her husband's death.

I also read recently by this author: No Second Chance 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Secret Keeper

Fiction by Kate Morton.

The Secret Keeper: A Novel

In 1961, teenage Laurel Nicholson sees her mother kill a man, and she helps cover it up. Then in 2011, the adult Laurel finally tries to find out what really happened that day.

A really good story with a surprising ending, although it was a little slow in the middle.

I also read by this author: The Lake House, The House at Riverton

Monday, September 5, 2016

Every Fifteen Minutes

Fiction by Lisa Scottoline.

Every Fifteen Minutes

This book was a thriller about a psychiatrist and a sociopath, and some other people of course. The twist was that you couldn't tell which person was the sociopath until the end.

I also read recently by this author: Daddy's Girl, Come Home

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Prince and the Pilgrim

Fiction by Mary Stewart.

Prince and the Pilgrim

This was a pretty good story, based on a couple of minor characters from Arthurian legend.