Week of 30 Jul 2017
House of Spies: A Novel
Even though the U.S. asserts itself into the search for Saladin, there’s a clear sense among the British, the French, and the Israelis that their American counterparts are no longer reliable allies. Another chilling glimpse inside global terror networks from a gifted storyteller.
Kirkus

House of Spies

by Daniel Silva

The Whistler
Yes, it’s formula. Yes, it’s not as gritty an exercise in swamp mayhem as Hiaasen, Buchanan, or Crews might turn in. But, like eating a junk burger, even though you probably shouldn’t, it’s plenty satisfying.
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The Whistler

by John Grisham

THE HANDMAID'S TALE
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...
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THE HANDMAID'S TALE

by Margaret Atwood

The Identicals: A Novel
A compelling read, slowed down somewhat by the name dropping of places and goods, it tends toward the ostentatious, yet the sentiments and disparity of the well-developed characters carry the plot to a satisfying conclusion.
NY Journal of Books

The Identicals

by Elin Hilderbrand

Use of Force: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 17)
Read “Use of Force” for great entertainment. But also listen carefully to the alarm the author is sounding for our country.
Washington Times

Use of Force

by Brad Thor

milk and honey
This book is perfect for getting you through any breakup. Some poems hit you with the power of two lines, while others need two pages to sink in.
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milk and honey

by rupi kaur

Two Nights: A Novel
Reichs’ newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan (Speaking in Bones, 2015, etc.), is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself.
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Two Nights

by Kathy Reichs

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters: The Perfect Beach Read of the Summer
Although Kelly’s and Helen’s romantic plotlines are much stronger than Olivia’s, it’s Olivia’s search for a sense of belonging that really drives the story. Romance blossoms in a sweet small-town setting.
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Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

by Susan Mallery

Camino Island: A Novel
How all these little threads join up is a pleasure for Grisham fans to behold: there’s nothing particularly surprising about it, but he’s a skillful spinner of mayhem and payback.
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Camino Island

by John Grisham

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.
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The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
The slight difference Clara notices between the murals and Jane’s painting holds the clue to her murder. Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut.
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Still Life

by Louise Penny

A Game Of Thrones
A vast, rich saga, with splendid characters and an intricate plot flawlessly articulated against a backdrop of real depth and texture.
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A Game Of Thrones

by George R. R. Martin

Dr. Death
Given that the cast of characters introduced here would number among the more memorable that I have encountered recently, it would be a shame not to utilize them further. Hopefully Patterson and Roughan do so, again and again.
20Something Reads

Dr. Death

by James Patterson

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
In all honesty, it can be hard for readers to commit themselves to The Gunslinger at first blush...However, if the reader pushes on and follows the tale to the end, this first book suddenly becomes wildly exciting to re-read. To see the roots of it all, to see Roland’s memories and the foreshadowing of events to come...
Blog Critics

The Gunslinger

by Stephen King

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.
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Into the Water

by Paula Hawkins