"Irish police procedural with background mystery thrown in for good measure. Thought the writing was good, but disappointed not to find out what happened in the older mystery. Ordered the next book in the series immediately. (PBS, swap)"
"Love this wonderful book by one of my favorite nonfiction authors, but completely different than his prior efforts. He blends medicine with the story of expats in Ethiopia. I cried at the end. (Kindle, $5)"
"Second of three novels by Tana French. They are mysteries, but character driven more than plot driven. The prose is beautiful and dense, not a particularly fast read, but riveting nonetheless. (PBS, purchase)"
"Wow. I knew that the financial crisis was bad, but I had no idea of the magnitude of the greed at work. I cannot believe that no one has gone to jail for this. Unbelievable. Michael Lewis has a facility for making the complicated financial transactions understandable. (Kindle, $5)"
"Book 3 in the series. I am prepared now to watch the HBO version. While I appreciate that GRRM is not afraid to kill and maim his popular characters, I keep hoping that at least one character will get to enjoy a modicum of happiness. No such luck yet... (Kindle, $8.65)"
"Mickey Haller novel(#3?)with topical references to the financial/foreclosure crisis. Well paced in the Connelly tradition, but the twist was awfully easy to anticipate. One of the few authors that I will preorder in hardback. (Kindle, $14.99)"
"I have mixed feelings about this book. It took more than 100 pages for me to get really interested. It is full of the beautiful prose we expect from Kingsolver, and many interesting parallels between McCarthyism and current day. (PBS, swap)"
"Latest in the Myron Bolitar series--introduces Mickey Bolitar (Myron's nephew, who apparently will have his own young adult series). Follows the usual Myron formula, entertaining but light. (Borrowed from Carol B.)"
"Previously unpublished first novel of Harlan Coben, which should have remained unpublished. I can't imagine he needs the money, and his craft has improved exponentially since this effort. Way too many adjectives, and I figured out the plot and the twist on page 79 (out of 500+). I did not finish it. (PBS, swap)"