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.

The Cuban Affair

by Nelson DeMille

Haunted (Michael Bennett)

No Critic Review


by James Patterson

To Be Where You Are (A Mitford Novel)
If you want to visit a place that is an almost modern day paradise then open the pages of TO BE WHERE YOU ARE. It is a different type of story from most you are offered in this day and time. That will either be a plus or a negative to you the reader.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Secrets in Death

by J.D. Robb


No Critic Review


by Gabbie Hanna

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.


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.

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.

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

by David Lagercrantz

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

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.

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters)
Graham is a master at writing stories that weave the paranormal with the everyday...This book was a great read with twists and turns on every page that is classic Graham style.

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.

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware