Week of 06 May 2018
The Fallen (Memory Man series)

No Critic Review

The Fallen

by David Baldacci

After Anna
The result is a nail-biting thriller but a terrible mystery, with the third-act jitters so frequently in evidence in the author’s earlier work running amok as they spin out a series of improbable complications, a barrage of shameless cliffhangers, and a culprit ex machina before the absurdly happy ending.

After Anna

by Lisa Scottoline

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

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

I've Got My Eyes on You

No Critic Review

I've Got My Eyes on You

by Mary Higgins Clark

Then She Was Gone: A Novel

No Critic Review

Then She Was Gone

by Lisa Jewell

The Right Time: A Novel

No Critic Review

The Right Time

by Danielle Steel

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery

No Critic Review

Red Alert

by James Patterson

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

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 Family Gathering (Sullivan's Crossing)
There may not be a great deal of substance, but I know I can almost always count on feeling warm fuzzies at the end. So, I guess maybe Robyn Carr is one of those comfort authors who I can enjoy reading from time to time to get those heartwarming feelings.
Hope Chest Reviews

The Family Gathering

by Robyn Carr

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

Noir: A Novel
There are few writers out there as consistently, concisely funny as Christopher Moore … and none funnier. “Noir” is another top-tier edition to Moore’s bibliography, a hilarious and intelligent genre exploration that captures his energetic and entertaining grasp of both the sublime and the ridiculous.
The Maine Edge


by Christopher Moore

Shoot First (A Stone Barrington Novel)
...moves deeper into James Bond territory in his increasingly unsuspenseful attempts to keep his latest paramour’s cutting-edge technology from falling into the wrong hands...Sleep tight, children: There’s nothing here to spoil your dreams.

Shoot First

by Stuart Woods

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