Week of 18 Jun 2017
Come Sundown
With her past couple of titles, Roberts (as opposed to her typically grittier moniker, J.D. Robb) is moving into more complex and darker storytelling, to terrific effect.

Come Sundown

by Nora Roberts

Shadow Reaper (A Shadow Rider Novel)
If you’re new to Christine Feehan I recommend you start the Shadow series from book one, there are several characters to keep track of and even I would get confused at times, but if you’re a fan then you know what you’re getting yourself into: hot guys, romance, and drama, and Shadow Reaper has it all.
Open Book Society

Shadow Reaper

by Christine Feehan

The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
Quinn's fans will be grateful she's crossed the pond for this textured look at life in New York during the 1770s.

The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband

by Julia Quinn

Atwood, to her credit, creates a chillingly specific, imaginable night-mare. The book is short on characterization--this is Atwood, never a warm writer, at her steeliest--and long on cynicism--it's got none of the human credibility of a work such as Walker Percy's Love In The Ruins. But the scariness is visceral...


by Margaret Atwood

Dragon Teeth: A Novel
Falls short of Crichton’s many blockbusters, but fun reading nonetheless, especially for those interested in the early days of American paleontology.

Dragon Teeth

by Michael Crichton

16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club)
16th SEDUCTION may or may not be the best installment in the Women’s Murder Club series, but it is certain to be one of the favorites.
Book Reporter

16th Seduction

by James Patterson

The Woman in Cabin 10
Despite this successful formula, and a whole lot of slowly unraveling tension, the end is somehow unsatisfying. And the newspaper and social media inserts add little depth.

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

Nighthawk (The NUMA Files)
Cussler and company deliver another fun page-turner with a plot ranging from the highly improbable to the totally implausible.


by Clive Cussler

Into the Water: A Novel
...even after you’ve managed to untangle all the willfully misleading information, half-baked subplots, and myriad characters, you’re going to have a tough time keeping it straight.

Into the Water

by Paula Hawkins

White Hot (Hidden Legacy)
Her imaginative use of magical personalities and traits is spellbinding, and Nevada, Rogan, and the other characters jump off the page. Add breathtaking romance and sexual tension plus a complex, layered plot, and you have a book that’s hard to put down. An enthralling paranormal romance from a master of the genre.

White Hot

by Ilona Andrews

Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
What’s missing from the usual Evanovich solo and duet performances is low comedy. Beneath the obligatory trappings of the hero’s non sequiturs and pet armadillo, there’s surprisingly little in this wildly overscaled caper to tickle the funny bone.

Curious Minds

by Janet Evanovich

The Fix (Amos Decker series)
Those readers thinking they can outguess the author will find their abilities tested as they follow Amos Decker to the surprising conclusion of The Fix.
NY Journal of Books

The Fix

by David Baldacci

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
...the short form is refreshing after the misfire of Child's last novel, in which the violence became unpleasant and the tone curdled. No such problem here. And it’s encouraging that the novella Too Much Time, which leads into the next Reacher novel, feels like a return to form.

No Middle Name

by Lee Child

Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel
The premise of the pre-9/11 plot is both compelling and disconcerting, and Child applies his trademark eye for detail to make the whole endeavor surprisingly and thrillingly credible.
Publishers Weekly

Night School

by Lee Child