The Wanderers

Title: The Wanderers Author: Meg Howrey Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 14, March 2017   Astronauts Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei are training for the first Prime Space Mars mission. It is interesting but occasionally stressful for them and their families. Apply external stimuli and observe the internal workings of complicated people. That is it….

All That’s Left to Tell

Title: All That’s Left To Tell Author: Daniel Lowe Publisher: Flatiron Books Pub. Date: 14February 2017 Genre: Psychological Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Literary Fiction   This book is not about intrigue or terrorism, it is a story of humans and the power of stories.   Marc, an American held hostage in Pakistan, is a man exposed,…

Fatal Option

Title: Fatal Option Author: Chris Beakey Publisher: Post Hill Press Pub. Date: 21 February 2017 Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Recommended, Fiction   Hang on to your seats, people! This is a fast-paced wild ride from the very first page. It would be difficult to unfold the plot without giving some serious spoilers, which I do not…

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Title: 4321 Author: Paul Auster Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, LLC Pub. Date: 31 January 2017 Genre: Literary Fiction   Families are complicated, life is capricious and unstable, and what you know is so easily what you might have never known, especially for Ferguson, who is created to live his life from birth to death…

The Pain Eater

Title: The Pain Eater Author: Beth Goobie Published: Second Story Press Pub. Date: 13 September  2016 Genre: Contemporary Fiction, YA     Maddie Malone has been a train wreck since that terrible day last March. She tries to control her nightmare pain so it does not consume her, but the only method she has found…

The Girl From the Sea

Title: The Girl From the Sea Author: Shalini Boland Publisher: Adrenalin Books Pub. Date: 9 June 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, YA   Mia washes up on a beach. She cannot remember who she is or what happened to her. After she is identified and begins to resume her supposed life, she begins having…

Can’t Forget

Title: Can’t Forget Author: Colleen S. Myers Publisher: Champagne Books Pub Date: 6 Jun 2016 Series: Solum #2 Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Teen/YA     This is book 2, and though reading book #1 is a good idea, this book can be read as a standalone. I have included the blurb for book 1 ‘Must…

The Guineveres

Title: The Guineveres Author: Sarah Domet Publisher: Flatiron Books Pub. Date: 4 October 2016 Genre: Lit. fiction, coming-of-age, YA   Four very different girls arrive at the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent school from four very different circumstances. Regardless, each have a history shadowed by loss and betrayal, a bond enhanced by also sharing…

Everything You Want Me To Be

Title: Everything You Want Me To Be Author: Mindy Mejia Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 3 January 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary, YA   Question: How many secrets can be exposed during an investigation into a young girl’s murder?   Answer: As many as it takes to make a gripping and satisfying mystery….

All Our Wrong Todays

  Title: All Our Wrong Todays Author: Elan Mastai Publisher: Dutton Pub. Date: 7 February  2017 Genre: Science Fiction, recommended   This is the what-if-I-could-go-back-and-fix-it story you probably never imagined. It is also time travel as raw as the naked heart–especially once it goes soooo wrong. The characters are people who live on the page,…

The Girl From Venice

Title: The Girl From Venice Author: Martin Cruz Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pub Date: 18 October 2016 Genre: Historical Thriller, Venice, WW2, Romantic   *Recommended   What a lovely world to escape into for a couple of rainy afternoons! Venice during WW2 is fertile ground for romance and other thrilling underworldly goings-on and Martin…