Week of 08 Oct 2017
The Cuban Affair: A Novel
Though Mac and his mate Jack Colby seem to share a somewhat adolescent obsession with “getting laid,” they are stout fellows in a fight, and the thriller charts a satisfying course. A good day’s work from an old pro.
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The Cuban Affair

by Nelson DeMille

Haunted (Michael Bennett)

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Haunted

by James Patterson

To Be Where You Are (A Mitford Novel)

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To Be Where You Are

by Jan Karon

A Legacy of Spies: A Novel
Any reader who knows le Carré’s earlier work, and quite a few who don’t, will assume that any attempt to second-guess the mandarins of the Service will backfire. The miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it.
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A Legacy of Spies

by John le Carré

Enemy of the State (A Mitch Rapp Novel Book 14)
Fast-moving, fun, and not overly deep. But if the U.S. has a real-life version of Flynn and Mills' hero, that could be scary.
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Enemy of the State

by Vince Flynn

Little Fires Everywhere
With her second novel, Ng further proves she’s a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America.
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Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

Secrets in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 45)
The 45th entry in this fleet, easy-reading series provides a dramatic opening scene, a second act guaranteed to raise your most self-righteous hackles, and a denouement even Robb must have recognized as an anticlimax.
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Secrets in Death

by J.D. Robb

Adultolescence

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Adultolescence

by Gabbie Hanna

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.
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It

by Stephen King

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge)
It’s all a bit overwrought for what is, after all, a boy-loves-girl, boy-swashbuckles-to-win-girl yarn, but it’s competently done. Follett's fans will know what to expect—and they won’t be disappointed.
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A Column of Fire

by Ken Follett

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's (Millennium Series Book 5)
Tattoo artists will be interested in the as-if-born-in-fire origins of Lisbeth’s body art, while fans of Larsson, while perhaps not thrilled, certainly won’t be disappointed.
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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

by David Lagercrantz

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

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

Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters)

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Wicked Deeds

by Heather Graham

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