Week of 01 Apr 2018
The Rising Sea (The NUMA Files)

No Critic Review

The Rising Sea

by Clive Cussler

Ready Player One
...sweet, self-deprecating Wade, whose universe is an odd mix of the real past and the virtual present, is the perfect lovable/unlikely hero.
Publishers Weekly

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

No Critic Review

Dearest Ivie

by J.R. Ward

The Woman in the Window: A Novel
Crackling with tension, and the sound of pages turning, as twist after twist sweeps away each hypothesis you come up with about what happened in Anna’s past and what fresh hell is unfolding now.

The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn

Red Sparrow: A Novel
The inclusion of a recipe at each chapter’s end...is unnecessary. This book is good and doesn’t need the gimmicks. The author’s CIA background and the smart dialogue make this an entertaining tale for spy-novel enthusiasts.

Red Sparrow

by Jason Matthews

An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
This is, at its heart, a love story, but a love story warped by racial injustice. And, in it, Jones suggests that racial injustice haunts the African-American story. Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful.

An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones

The Fix (Amos Decker series)
Those readers thinking they can outguess the author will find their abilities tested as they follow Amos Decker to the surprising conclusion of The Fix.
NY Journal of Books

The Fix

by David Baldacci

The Sun and Her Flowers

No Critic Review

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur

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.

Camino Island

by John Grisham

The Great Alone: A Novel
She re-creates in magical detail the lives of Alaska's homesteaders in both of the state's seasons (they really only have two) and is just as specific and authentic in her depiction of the spiritual wounds of post-Vietnam America. A tour de force.

The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah

The Escape Artist
“The Escape Artist” is the rare novel that one wants to read fast while also needing to go slow to savor every word.

The Escape Artist

by Brad Meltzer

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

The Flight Attendant: A Novel
Bohjalian is almost certainly going to stay a few steps ahead of you right up until the very end ... “The Flight Attendant” is the sort of book that one can’t help but read quickly. The writing is dynamic and the plot is seductive; the reader is helpless against the urge to know what happens next.
The Maine Edge

The Flight Attendant

by Chris Bohjalian

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

Caribbean Rim (A Doc Ford Novel)

No Critic Review

Caribbean Rim

by Randy Wayne White