Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Stout

Relationships with siblings can run the gamut between easy or very difficult.   In The Burgess Boys the relationships between Susan, Jim and Bob are both difficult and complicated. Born in Shirley Falls, Maine they were raised by their mother … Continue reading

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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls is a hard book to categorize, since it is about a serial killer who travel back in time. OK… I know some of you are already tuning out, but keep reading because this book is strangely compelling … Continue reading

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Claire Silver, Chief Development Assistant to legendary movie producer, Michael Deane, is trying to leave her LA office when two men show up.  One is a small elderly Italian man who can barely speak English and the other is Shane … Continue reading

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Suspect by Robert Crais

Robert Crais in one of my favorite authors.  His books about Joe Pike and Elvis Cole, two private detectives in the City of Los Angeles (Taken, and The First Rule for example) are compelling, gritty, exciting and never disappoint.  However, in Crais’s most … Continue reading

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