“The Sleepwalker” is an engaging and eminently readable book. In the midst of its compelling mystery, Bohjalian introduces big questions about the nature of family, about heredity and sexuality and rationality. Its ever-quickening pace leads to fascinating reveals - and while you might see some of them coming, you won’t see them all.
Her message is that with hard work, and an attentiveness to our true needs, we can achieve such things. Me, I’m not feeling it.
Mr. Robertson, in “Testimony,” occasionally leans too heavily on mythopoeticism. But just as often his writing is wonderfully perceptive.
If ever a novel conjured a sound and dance track, it is “Swing Time,” a multilayered tour-de-force from Zadie Smith.
You might not expect an autobiographical work from a movie star...to be particularly relatable, but “Scrappy Little Nobody” will ring true to anyone who has felt like an outsider or an imposter. Even amidst the snarkiness – which is plentiful – the sincerity can’t help but shine through.
This third installment in the Under Suspicion series co-authored by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke is a prime whodunnit offering twists and turns up until the somewhat expected yet climatic conclusion.
There are some fabulous pitched battles leading up to a conclusion that it’s easy to imagine in the cinema – the only major duff point is the love-at-first-sight romance to which Alex is subjected, which fails to ring true for a number of reasons, not least its opening act of torture.
It was only when the story abruptly ended and then when I thought about it later that I felt it was underdone. If it had been the 110 page novella I was expecting I think I’ve had enjoyed it more.
Top talent Feehan’s darkly dangerous and sexy world of shapeshifting leopards returns for another scintillating installment.
This is a refreshing read from the always-stellar Balogh, and it is a great start to a new set of novels sure to become favorites.
The premise of the pre-9/11 plot is both compelling and disconcerting, and Child applies his trademark eye for detail to make the whole endeavor surprisingly and thrillingly credible.
Each of these books is as memorable for its locations as it is for narrative or even denouement, and “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” really takes Harry traveling.
My nitpicks are limited to these: The tete-a-tetes about the voyeurism going on in Lumia got repetitive...Overall, though, Archangel’s Heart was a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the Guild Hunter series.
Though not always thought-provoking, they are quick and easy reads that leave readers satisfied because no matter the sorrow, her empowered heroines triumph.
The dark and horrific world that Brennan explores is so intense it is guaranteed to keep readers holding their breath.
Yes, it’s formula. Yes, it’s not as gritty an exercise in swamp mayhem as Hiaasen, Buchanan, or Crews might turn in. But, like eating a junk burger, even though you probably shouldn’t, it’s plenty satisfying.
Some may take issue with Tebow's simplistic affirmations of faith (including seeing God in coincidence); others will see them as the book's greatest strength. All readers will be won over by Tebow's dedication and perseverance, and admire him for staying true to service-oriented Christianity through a quite unconventional life.
Despite the requisite mysterious evildoers and violence, this thriller remains curiously unsatisfying, perhaps because the formidable skills the heroine displays don’t include common sense.
While not a terribly inventive lyricist, Collins turns out to be a gifted storyteller and a likable narrator...
Though not without its flaws, Pearlman’s book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood.