Eric Olafson: Captain Black Velvet

Title: Eric Olafson: Captain Black Velvet Author: Vanessa Ravencroft Publisher: Inkitt Pub. Date: 24 July 2017 Series: Eric Olafson Genre: Sci-fi, Space Opera I have a weakness and last week I indulged it.   One morning I looked at my mound of literary fiction, YA, Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller titles in my TBR pile and…

Ill Will

Title: Ill Will Author: Dan Chaon Publisher: Ballantine Books Pub.Date: 7 March 2017 Genre: Psychological thriller, Literary Suspense, Crime, Horror, Contemporary   You know that chill you get when you walk into shadow? That is this book.   A cold dark truth emerges from beneath this twisted murder tale as the timeline of a man’s…

The Bone Witch

Title: The Bone Witch Author: Rin Chupeco Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Pub. Date: 7 March 2017 Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Necromancy, YA     This book is really two story-lines converging. In one, young Tea is learning to control her new magic without letting the darkness in. In the other, the Bard is recounting his meeting with…

Gone Without A Trace

Title: Gone Without A Trace Author: Mary Torjussen Publisher: Berkley Books Pub. Date: 18 April 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense   One day Hannah comes home to find her boyfriend gone– every trace of him erased from her life. No photos No Facebook posts. No text history. Her original belongings in the house returned to…

Sycamore

Title: Sycamore Author: Bryn Chancellor Publisher: Harper Pub. Date: 9 May 2017 Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense   This is not a love story. This is a tight, suspense filled, humanity revealing, cross-genre mystery thriller plus.   When newly unearthed bones (that just may belong to the long missing girl Jess Winters) are discovered in the…

The New Urban Crisis

Title: The New Urban Crisis Author: Richard Florida Publisher: Basic Books Pub. Date: 11 April 2017 Genre: Nonfiction, Divisive Politics, Urban Issues, Global Commune Planning   First, I am going to say: Hey authors, readers are not stupid.   I am always mad when I think I am going to be reading an information packed…

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…