Unlike your standard-issue action hero, the canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land. Box does a good job of working in the backstories of characters and situations, so even new readers should have no problem following along.
Scott has produced a work of historical fiction that is both atmospheric and memorable, suffused with dread and suspense right up to the last page.
The romance itself between Landry and Ria is sweet, endearing, and even funny at times. It seems the perfect ending to a great series and I can't wait for Linda Lael Miller's next trilogy to come out...
Unlike Walt’s usual adventures...this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless.
It’s a too-familiar — and depressing — tale that finds a fresh interpretation from the pen of Philipp Meyer.
His heritage as folksinger, artist, and observer of West Texas strife lives on through these distinct pages infused with the author’s wit, personality, and dedication to Americana.
Coplin's prose is fresh and compelling, bringing Talmadge and the other characters to vivid life.
Really glaring are the absence of reasons why Joslyn loves Slade and why he loves her. Heated love scenes have never been Miller’s forte, but this book flattens them to cyphers.
A surprisingly different kind of great Richard Ford novel, then, and one that casts its spell very slowly and with a steady cumulative power.
Johnson expertly highlights his conflicted hero’s dual role as father and sheriff in this deeply satisfying installment.
A well-rendered neoclassic tale of the Old West, worthy of a place alongside Lonesome Dove and Sea of Grass
While the worldbuilding is thin and frequently nonsensical, this grotesque and bloody construction of a vampire world will appeal to readers who've been craving gore over romance with their vampires.
Plot lags behind character, but Hagy reads horses and people so well you won’t mind…so much.
He’s a stylist of forward motion, placing narrative acceleration above inconveniences like pronouns and helping verbs...newcomers may find the transition from complete sentences daunting...
Maupin's alternately playful and sentimental tales depict an all-too-easily satirized population of transients and toffs living in and around San Francisco.
It is a fine debut that thriller readers should enjoy.
This book is brilliantly written. It touches your heart as the story comes to an end.
Half Broke Horses is an inspirational memoir and true life novel that will make you chuckle, weep, and simply savor like a warm cup of tea.
And so In Cold Blood becomes and absorbing, multi-faceted, mid-twentieth century reworking of Crime And Punishment. The crucial difference...In Cold Blood explores the social and the contextual alongside the psychological.
The prose is clear and – as befitting the subject matter – pared down to often brutal effect. This is an austere world of emotional expediency and personal sacrifice...