Week of 14 Jan 2018
The People vs. Alex Cross
Love him or loathe him, James Patterson shows a genuine understanding of the power and importance of storytelling. Long may he and Cross continue to go down the mean streets of DC and anywhere else trouble is to be found.
Shots

The People vs. Alex Cross

by James Patterson

Origin
Origin is comfortably predictable, it brings back Robert Langdon and his Mickey Mouse watch for another sprawling romp, and it moves the pages pleasantly on those otherwise stressful nights...
NY Journal of Books

Origin

by Dan Brown

Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey)
As for the sex, which involves billiards, Ben and Jerry's and hollandaise-dipped asparagus, it isn't exactly thrilling...
The Telegraph

Darker

by E L James

The Sun and Her Flowers

No Critic Review

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur

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

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.
Kirkus

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1
A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts’ legions of fans.
Kirkus

Year One

by Nora Roberts

Two Kinds of Truth (A Harry Bosch Novel)

No Critic Review

Two Kinds of Truth

by Michael Connelly

The Wanted (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike)

No Critic Review

The Wanted

by Robert Crais

The Rooster Bar
As in all of Grisham’s best books, the reader of “The Rooster Bar” gets good company, a vigorous runaround and — unlike those poor benighted suckers at Foggy Bottom — a bit of a legal education.
NY Times

The Rooster Bar

by John Grisham

The Alice Network: A Novel
In The Alice Network, the lives of two indomitable women intertwine in a plot crackling with suspense. We root for Charlie and Eve, and cheer when they triumph.
NPR

NPR

The Alice Network

by Kate Quinn

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
Rack your seat back as far as it’ll go, folks, buckle up, and get ready for another bone-jarring, teeth-rattling truck ride with Jack Reacher. Just remember that he won’t stop until his quest is completed, and you won’t stop reading until the last page is turned.
NY Journal of Books

The Midnight Line

by Lee Child

End Game (Will Robie Series)
The Will Robie series — which began with “The Innocent” in 2012 — has always been long on action and short on philosophy. But in “End Game,” both Robie and Reel contemplate their killing selves and how that negates chances for normal lives. The intense, if brief, soul searching adds a bit of welcome depth.
The Columbus Dispatch

End Game

by David Baldacci

The Good Daughter: A Novel
Whether she’s extending her franchise or creating stand-alones like this, she really does make your hair stand on end.
Kirkus

The Good Daughter

by Karin Slaughter