Week of 15 Apr 2018
The Disappeared (A Joe Pickett Novel)

No Critic Review

The Disappeared

by C. J. Box

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

The Great Alone: A Novel
“The Great Alone” is packed with rapturous descriptions of Alaskan scenery, which are the most reliably alluring part of it. Hannah remembers and summons an undeveloped wilderness, describing a gloriously pristine region in the days before cruise ships discovered it.
NY Times

The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah

To Die but Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

No Critic Review

To Die but Once

by Jacqueline Winspear

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 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

An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
While Jones keeps her gaze on the personal, this intimate story of a relationship cannot be divorced from its racial context.
NY Times

An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones

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

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery

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Red Alert

by James Patterson

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

Accidental Heroes: A Novel

No Critic Review

Accidental Heroes

by Danielle Steel

Twice Bitten: An Argeneau Novel

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Twice Bitten

by Lynsay Sands

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

The Escape Artist

No Critic Review

The Escape Artist

by Brad Meltzer

Savage Prince: An Anti-Heroes Collection Novel (The Savage Trilogy) (Volume 1)

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Savage Prince

by Meghan March