Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Vendetta in Death by J. D. Robb

Well, this one started with a punch! We get to know a lot about the perpetrator from the start and most surprising is it’s a woman, though we don’t know her true identity. Her first target is a notorious predator in the corporate arena who uses his power to do some pretty awful stuff to… Continue reading Vendetta in Death by J. D. Robb

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

A woman is mysteriously abducted from a shopping mall. A month later, a bomb goes off in one of Atlanta’s neighborhoods housing Emery University and it's hospital, the FBI and the CDC. Then, GBI Special Agent Will Trent and Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton find themselves in the middle of a dangerous confrontation on their… Continue reading The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

Audiobook, Fantasy

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Bad enough that Lilith orchestrated Sebastian’s return but she also bound Jace to him. They’ve disappeared and the Clave is looking for both of them. However, killing one kills the other so the solution isn’t easy. Meanwhile, Simon is dealing with his own family issues following his mother’s reaction in learning he’s now a vampire.… Continue reading City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Audiobook, History, Non Fiction

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

On April 29, 1986, the Los Angeles Central Public Library caught fire and burned for over seven hours. By the time the fire was extinguished, over 400,000 books were destroyed and almost double that number were damaged. This book explores that event but also lays tribute to the history of that library (and others!) and… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Historical Mystery

Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.   Private Investigator Frank Malloy is hired by Will Bert to find the man’s younger brother, Freddie, who was… Continue reading Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Fantasy

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

All seems well now that the Mortal Wars are over. Everyone is back in New York going forward with their lives in harmony...until they don’t. Clary is training to be a Shadowhunter and is now openly in a relationship with Jace. Her mother, Jocelyn, is preparing to wed Luke. Alex and Magnus Bane are doing… Continue reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Audiobook, Romantic Suspense

Under Currents by Nora Roberts

From the outside view, the Bigelows of Lakeview, North Carolina look like the ideal family. Graham Bigelow is the chief of surgery at the local hospital; wife Eliza is the perfect stay at home, affluent mother involved in many charities; son Zane is a baseball phenom, destined for a sports scholarship and possibly the big… Continue reading Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Romantic Suspense

Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

  The Lucy Kincaid series was selected as a group read in one of my Goodreads groups and we decided to read this trilogy first as the character’s early family background begins here. This is the second book in the No Evil Trilogy.   It’s Lucy Kincaid’s high school graduation moment and she’s not there… Continue reading Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

Historical Mystery

Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Frank finally gets a meaty case for his new detective agency. It involves the… Continue reading Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Promise Falls Series: Final Assignment & Far From True by Linwood Barclay

I’m generally not a big fan of novellas unless they serve a purpose (i.e., expanded epilogue, introduce a new character). Most of the time they’re too short to do much with character and story development. However, in the right hands, they can be very good and Barclay definitely has the talent for getting it right.… Continue reading Promise Falls Series: Final Assignment & Far From True by Linwood Barclay