Week of 10 Sep 2017
Y is for... (A Kinsey Millhone Novel)
Any time spent with Grafton’s inimitable shamus is one of the highlights of the year, but her 25th case drags on forever before ending with a whimper.
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Y is for...

by Sue Grafton

The Store
...then THE STORE provides some nightmarish scenarios that would support reining things in a bit. Regardless, it’s ultimately a fun, genre-straddling book with a number of Patterson’s trademark twists and turns...
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The Store

by James Patterson

Before We Were Yours: A Novel
Wingate sheds light on a shameful true story of child exploitation but is less successful in engaging readers in her fictional characters' lives.
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Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

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

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.
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The Late Show

by Michael Connelly

Drunk Dial
Penelope Ward always manages to give me that something different to read at the exact time I need to read it. DRUNK DIAL came at just the right time. Landon and Rana were hot, quirky, funny and an absolute joy to read.
Cocktails and Books

Drunk Dial

by Penelope Ward

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

It
Maybe it's finally time to revisit this old haunt, to reassure myself that It is still as sleek, scary and rambunctiously entertaining as I remember.
Guardian


It

by Stephen King

Seeing Red
A master of her genre, Brown knows how to please her most ardent readers but relies too often on the same basic formula from novel to novel.
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Seeing Red

by Sandra Brown

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

You Say It First: A Small-Town Wedding Romance (Happily Inc)
The romance is sweet and hot, the writing is quick and easy, and Mallery (A Million Little Things, 2017, etc.) begins to lay the foundation for her series, building the stories of Nick's brothers and the women in Pallas' group of friends.
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You Say It First

by Susan Mallery

The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke
For those who like their romances in the Regency style, this novel is perfect. Its only flaw is that eventually, it must end—though the reader will wish it could go on forever.
NY Journal of Books

The Duchess Deal

by Tessa Dare

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

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

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