Category Archives: Suspense

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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Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

If you are like me these have been trying times, politically speaking. That is why I jumped on this book as soon as I heard about it! (Thanks, Marian!) A mystery novel starring Vice President Biden and President Obama? Just … Continue reading

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Born in the US but living in Nigeria, Sunny struggles with feeling like she doesn’t belong. Not only does she speak differently and have a much different set of experiences than her classmates in Nigeria, she is also albino which … Continue reading

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

A younger woman begins an affair with a married man. The married man leaves his wife for the younger woman. The betrayed wife tries desperately to break them up. Obsession, betrayal, passion, are all a part of this story of … Continue reading

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje was in the news recently for winning the Golden Man Booker Award for  The English Patient (1992) which I loved. This got me curious about his new book, Warlight, and I was vividly reminded again of the power … Continue reading

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