Week of 06 Aug 2017
The Late Show
More perhaps than any of Connelly’s much-honored other titles, this one reveals why his procedurals are the most soulful in the business: because he finds the soul in the smallest details, faithfully executed.
Kirkus

The Late Show

by Michael Connelly

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.
Kirkus


Camino Island

by John Grisham

Beautiful Mistake
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I haven’t found a Vi Keeland book that I haven’t loved. She’s a master at storytelling and creating characters that you are hard not to love. Caine is professor you’re going to want to meet!
Cocktails and Books

Beautiful Mistake

by Vi Keeland

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.
Kirkus

A Game Of Thrones

by George R. R. Martin

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

Lilac Girls: A Novel
Despite some horrific scenes, this is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.
Publishers Weekly


Lilac Girls

by Martha Hall Kelly

Look Behind You: A novel (Kendra Michaels)
The authors tick off all the thriller boxes and then some, but they offer nothing new to distinguish this book in a crowded field.
Kirkus


Look Behind You

by Iris Johansen

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 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.
Kirkus


The Whistler

by John Grisham

House of Spies: A Novel
Silva is am amazing writer. He brings his readers into the story and takes them on the latest mission. You find yourself encased with a group of devoted men and women who will risk their lives to see justice done.
Huffington Post

House of Spies

by Daniel Silva

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.
Kirkus


The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

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...
Kirkus

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

by Margaret Atwood

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.
http://www.dailyuw.com

milk and honey

by rupi kaur

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)
THE LIONS OF LUCERNE is his first novel and remains my favorite, but USE OF FORCE is a close second. I sleep better at night knowing that people like Thor and Harvath are out there doing what the rest of us are unable to do to keep our world safe.
Book Reporter

Use of Force

by Brad Thor