Am an avid reader as well as a theater buff residing in beautiful red rock country. I enjoy most genre's with favorites being historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers. For the most part, sci-fi is not my cup of tea.
Maggie Barbieri takes her readers on quite a ride with her latest novel ONCE UPON A LIE. The story unfolds from the perspective of Maeve Conlon, divorced mother of two girls and owner of the local bakery. The plot covers a multitude of bases ranging from the slow downhill slide of her ex-cop father Jack into Alzheimers, the murder of her cousin Sean Donovan - supposedly a downright, upright member of the community who possesses a dark side, the antics of a local slime-ball named Michael Lorenzo who spends most of his time rendezvousing with a local lady in a secluded wooded area when he's not physically and mentally abusing his wife and kids, and a Detective named Rodney Poole who seems… Read more
Michael Connelly is one of those writers' who is able to grab the reader's imagination with his first sentence: "I approached the witness stand with a warm and welcoming smile. This, of course, belied my true intent, which was to destroy the woman who sat there with her eyes fixed on mine." From this opening, Connelly's latest Mickey Haller book, THE GODS OF GUILT, weaves its way through a slalom-like plot that has Mickey and his team wending their way through multiple precarious scenarios as they build a defense for their latest client, a cyber-pimp known as Andre LaCosse.
Currently at odds with his daughter, who has distanced herself from her father following the death of a… Read more
I was first introduced to Cecelia Ahern through the movie P.S. I LOVE YOU. I fell in love with the story and characters portrayed in the movie and began searching for more works by this writer. Her most recent offering, ONE HUNDRED NAMES presents seven thematically connected stories that testify to Ahern's continued fascination with ordinary people whose seemingly ordinary existence are filled with bittersweet events, moments of discovery and life lessons learned.
In this imaginative journey, Kitty Logan, a disgraced television reporter, attempts to redeem herself by fulfilling the dream of her terminally ill mentor, friend and Etcetera magazine owner Constance Dubois. She… Read more
It is difficult to describe this unusual and gripping story without divulging vital plot points in Await Your Reply: A Novel that would ruin this extraordinary reading experience. Suffice to say that author, DAN CHAON has a tale to tell and a writing style that hooks you from page one and keeps you&hellip Read more
If you're looking for a quick read that's entertaining as well as informative, then Written In Blood: A Forensic Handwriting Mystery is definitely the book for you.
This well written little tome is not your "run of the mill" murder mystery. True is has the requisite amounts of&hellip Read more