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…

Sealed Up

Title: Sealed Up Author: Steve Dunn Hanson Publisher: Steve Dunn Hanson Pub. Date: August 1st 2016 Series: The Course of Fate #1 Genre: Suspense thriller, archeological, theological   Luke, the dynamic evangelist, not only believes in the prophesies of Edgar Cayce but in his own secret personal role in them. Nathan Hill, the anthropologist specializing…

Terminal City

Title: Terminal City Author: Trevor Melanson Publisher: Edge-Lite Pub. Date: 24 April, 2016 Series: Terminal City Saga #1 Genre: Spec-Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary   Mason Cross is embarking on a new life in more ways than just going to college. When he moves in to the house he inherited from his dead father and…

Kids of Appetite

Title: Kids of Appetite Author: David Arnold Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 20 September, 2016 Genre: YA, urban fiction, adventure, contemporary, recommended As the police interrogate several witnesses, the incredible story unfolds. After Vic suffers one too many losses, he becomes lost himself. Luckily, he is found by Mad and her group…

Wirewalker

Title: Wirewalker Author: Mary Lou Hall Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 6 September, 2016 Genre: YA, fiction     From the publisher: “Fourteen-year-old Clarence Feather knows no world beyond desolate Mayfair Heights. Three years ago, his mother was killed before his eyes by a stray bullet. When his father becomes unable to…

Apocalypse Now Now

Title: Apocalypse Now Now Author: Charlie Human Narrator: David Atlas, Fiona Hardingham Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks Pub. Date: 1 October, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Recommended for ages 16 and up   Baxter is in trouble. He needs to save his girlfriend and decide to either protect the world or rule it, but he is just an…

The Far Empty

Title: The Far Empty Author: J. Todd Scott Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 7 June 2016 Genre: Contemporary Western Crime Fiction, thriller   Sheriff Ross is a powerful man. There is no doubt in the minds of his deputies, the citizens of border-town Murfee, Texas, and the rest of the country.  A hero. But…

The Never-Open Desert Diner

Title: The Never-Open Desert Diner Author::James Anderson Publisher: Crown Publication Date: 22 March, 2016   In the Utah desert, there is a highway that ends in a magical bit of nowhere surrounded by mesa and unforgiving wastes. It is here, from one isolated end of Route 117 to the other, that Ben Jones delivers strange…

Before the Fall

Title: Before the Fall Author: Noah Hawley Publisher: Hachette Audio (audiobook), Grand Central Publishing (print) Pub. Date: 31 May, 2016 Genre: Suspense, Thriller   After surviving a plane crash, painter Scott Burroughs is plunged into another nightmare alongside the four year old boy he rescued. With both still in shock, he finds the world seemingly…