Breakers by Doug Johnstone

First off, that to Dave at¬†espresso coco for recommending this stellar book! Secondly, I have a friend who did a teacher exchange in Scotland several years ago. Immediately after finishing this book I sent her an email about it. The very next day she downloaded it and zipped through it in a matter of hours.... Continue Reading →

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

In Fell, NY there's a roadside motel that was built to accommodate the crowds for a promised amusement park... but that dream never came to be and for decades it has become a place of local legends, ghost stories, and several families' dark secrets. In 1982, Viv escapes her midwest upbringing to chase a dream... Continue Reading →

A Good Man by Ani Katz

Thomas Martin's life is pretty good. A wife he loves. A respectable job in advertising. A daughter in private school. Yet, he lives with a litany of stresses from his past and his present that threaten to tip him over the edge. A thin veneer of likability, smiles, and charm will be tested in A... Continue Reading →

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Two sisters' paths diverge. One getting out of the neighborhood and becoming a police officer. The other unable to get out of the cycle of addiction and poverty. Micky Fitzgerald has patrolled the Kensington neighborhood for several years and even if they don't talk, she looks out for her sister, Kacey. But when a rash... Continue Reading →

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp

 Kate has met the perfect guy... Scott is witty, fun, and beautiful. They can sit together and not even say a word, and she will be happy forever. Yet, when she drops her life in Leeds to move in with him, poof, he's gone. Without communication for 24 hours. No texts. No calls. She's made... Continue Reading →

The Good Cop by Peter Steiner

The Good Cop is a book that holds up two things: meticulous detective work and painstaking journalism. Set in Munich between the wars, Steiner has written about the rise of Nazism from the point of view of the police force and the press. The book is just about 200 pages, but it is filled with... Continue Reading →

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

After the events of Bluebird, Bluebird, Darren Matthews is stuck in an office in Houston compiling evidence on the Arryan Brotherhood of Texas. His marriage has found stability, but his mother is blackmailing him about the location of the weapon used in the grand jury investigation. He appeases her with money, but it is a... Continue Reading →

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