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 →

The Passengers by John Marrs

One of the best ‘puppet-master’ thrillers I’ve ever read. The Passengers is an explosive look at innovation, social media, and autonomous vehicles. A near-future Britain has mandated Level 5, fully automated cars... and one morning a terrorist named The Hacker takes over the controls of eight vehicles. The inside of these cars are then broadcast... Continue Reading →

Ration by Cody T Luff

In a chilling dystopian world, the economy is ruled by the calorie, the measure of life, of trade, and of pain. Farms of young girls are set up in dilapidated apartment buildings... they serve many purposes: to breed, to grow new organs, and to feed the wealthy of the population. Ration focuses on one particular... Continue Reading →

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

This book belongs in a special category here on Paul's Picks... it is a rare one-day read. I was obsessed with this one. A scorcher of a slow burn that took me back to its pages in 5 sittings. I just had to finish. Ware has a unique way of depositing her characters alone in... Continue Reading →

Null Set, A Cas Russell Novel by S. L. Huang

I read Zero Sum Game last year and enjoyed Cas Russell's character and her new crew's fight against the telepaths. But at the heart of it, Cas is the draw of this series. The vectors and statistics, the automatic mathematical deductions, and her mysterious past... She's a loner who now has a 'found-family' in Arthur,... Continue Reading →

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