Category Archives: Suspense

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Sometimes sequels lack the energy and magic of the original story, but not this time! In this sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale, Arden exceeds our expectations, making the magical world of medieval Russia come even more alive, while … Continue reading

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The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

If you are a fan of Cornwell’s Saxon Tale’s series or started watching The Last Kingdom, a Netflix series based on these books you are going to be thrilled with this book, which is number ten in this series. I … Continue reading

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The Widow by Fiona Barton

I always wonder what it must be like to be close to someone under suspicion or investigation for a heinous crime. First there must be the shock of it all, the constant news cycle and the glare of publicity. At … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

As issues around immigration have come to dominate the news cycle this year, this book by Isabel Allende could not be more prescient or timely. A story told by three people who unexpectedly encounter one another under bizarre and terrifying … Continue reading

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The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Arnold

Nate and Chloe have known each other since they were young children. At that time they bonded over the Narnia series of books by C.S. Lewis which they read together with his sisters and mother-the reclusive Sinclair family.  Now many … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of the Truth by Michael Connelly

These books by Michael Connelly about Detective Bosch are some of my favorite detective novels. Bosch is both noble and broken.  He is a great detective but terrible at relationships. He has trouble realting to his daughter, his half brother, … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn has a reputation for unexpected plot twists, unreliable narrators and surprising characters as in her runaway best seller Gone Girl.  In Sharp Objects, (now a HBO series) which was written prior to Gone Girl, Flynn shows she was … Continue reading

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