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…

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…

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….

Anna and the Swallow Man

Title: Anna and the Swallow Man Author: Gavriel Savit Publisher: Knopf Pub. Date: 26 January 2016 Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, War   Anna is a young girl in 1939 Poland when the Germans come and take away her father. Left alone to fend for herself, she falls into the care of the Swallow Man, who…

The Last Days of Night

Title: The Last Days of Night Author: Graham Moore Publisher: Random House Pub Date: 16 August 2016 Genre: Historical fiction. Mystery, Drama   The billion dollar lawsuit and epic battle between the powerful corporations of Westinghouse and Edison to capture the nation’s electrical future seems to hinge on a beautiful liar, the unreliable ramblings of…

Wipe

Title: Wipe Author: Joseph Turkot Publisher: Indie Pub. Date: 5 August, 2014 Genre: YA, Post-Apoc, Spec Fic   This review is for the omnibus – parts 1-5, the complete series.   Long after the world-as-we-know-it ended, civilization has pooled into communities held together by dogma of one sort or another. In Acadia, Maze and Wills…

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…

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…

Sick on You

  Title: Sick on You Author: Andrew Matheson Publisher: Penguin Random House Publication Date: 2 August, 2016     First off, I put off reading this one because I thought it was a YA romance. I didn’t even look past the bold title on the cover (not the part that actually says what the book…