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…

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…

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,…

Carousel Court

Title: Carousel Court Author: Joe McGinniss  Jr. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pub. Date: 2 August 2016 Genre: General Fiction   Okay. I finally finished reading it after putting it down twelve…yep, twelve…times.   This is a story of misery and dissatisfaction, hopelessness and worthlessness, with drugs and sex. Everyone is pretty and unhappy. Blah blah…

I Am No One

Title: I Am No One Author: Patrick Flanery Publisher: Tim Duggan Books Pub. Date: 5 July, 2016   To know that we are being passively observed is such a fundamental part of our culture that we hardly notice anymore. But, what if passive became active, wouldn’t the same feelings of notional security become malignant and…

(Robert Parker’s) Slow Burn

Title: Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 3 May, 2016 Series: Spenser #44 Genre: Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Crime Fiction   Throughout the twisted case that develops as the Boston P.I. pursues a serial arsonist, Spenser and his friends are in control and smooth as ever. In this new novel Ace Atkins…

Dodgers

Title: Dodgers Author: Bill Beverly Publisher:  Crown Pub. Date: 5 April, 2016 Genre: Gritty, Contemporary, Urban Fiction, Adventure, Coming-of-age   This book came out in April and it has been sitting on my shelf since before then because I wasn’t sure I was going to like it enough to add to the conversation about it….

With Love From the Inside

Title: With Love From The Inside Author: Angela Pisel Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 9 August, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Fiction   I am giving this one four stars because of two things: 1) It made me cry. 2) When I was two-thirds of the way through the book, I had to put it down…