As Mike Bowditch leaves a cluster of mobile homes known as “Pill Hill” and steers down a twisting mountain road in the dark, he is driving straight into an ambush. He sees it too late, a line of metal spikes intended to tear his tires to shreds. He hears them burst as his truck topples over a ledge and crashes through the ice into the Androscoggin River.
Once Bowditch escapes and swims back to land, he has mere minutes to get warm before hypothermia sets in. On the cliff above, he spies a figure with a searchlight, scanning for human prey.
With the reader hooked, Dead by Dawn switches to flashback mode, revealing what brought Mike Bowditch to this desperate pass.
This mystery thriller is part survival story and part multi-threaded mystery. This book has it all...action, adventure, and physical danger.
Can Mike survive against all odds?
This is a cleverly crafted, steady-paced, domestic thriller with an amazing twist. Think you know the person you married? Think again…
The story unfolds with different points of view. Adam and Amelia Wright have been married for ten years. Ten years of secrets. Amelia writes letters to Adam, but never shares them with him. Adam has lived with face blindness his whole life.This aspect of the book was fascinating, imagine not recognizing friends or family, even your own wife.
The couple wins a weekend trip that they did not randomly win. One of them is lying, and others are involved.
Rock Paper Scissors is a great mystery thriller and you will not be disappointed.
The Silent Wife begins with Will and medical examiner Sara investigating a brutal prison riot and the bloody murder of an inmate. They encounter an inmate who claims that he was wrongfully imprisoned for Beckey’s attack, and that the real perpetrator continues to rape and murder women using the same MO that was used on Beckey. What’s more, he blames Sara’s late husband (and Grant County police chief) Jeffrey Tolliver for botching the investigation into Beckey’s attack and the subsequent murder of another college student.
At this point, parallel narratives are introduced--- one in which Sara uses her medical expertise to determine that someone is still out there using the same techniques she had seen eight years earlier, and the other involving Sara, Jeffrey and Jeffrey’s hot-headed police colleague, Lena Adams, investigating what happened to Beckey back in Grant County.
The Silent Wife is a thrilling read. This book is another sure fire bestseller for this prolific and exceptional author.
A tiny Colorado town is shaken when hateful graffiti begins appearing at sites in and around the local middle school. Suddenly, the town and its residents are in the news for all of the wrong reasons. In order to stand in solidarity with the victims, the students begin a project to create an enormous paper chain to memorialize the Holocaust dead.
The story is engaging, with many twists and turns. There’s a lot to ponder about mistakes, intention, the difference between ignorance and hatred, and religious identity. It explores how the symbols of hate affect the students, and how they come together to fight back and understand who is behind them.
Linked is a compelling middle grade story that tackles sensitive issues. There is something for everyone in this mystery, and I would highly recommend it as an engaging way to learn about the Holocaust for kids in fifth grade and up.
Milton P. Greene is having the Most Totally, Terribly, Horribly, Rotten year of all time. He appears to have lost his best friend, he’s being bullied at school, his parents are getting a divorce, and now Milton must go spend the summer with his Uncle Evan, an environmentalist researcher, on a deserted island WITHOUT any electricity. If only he could play his trusty video game, Isle of Wild, then all his problems might drift away and allow him to have some fun. But that is only a game and he couldn’t possibly play all summer. His parents are sending him toThe Lone Island. He will spend the summer there with his uncle who is a nature researcher and have the chance to truly have some adventures. Milton isn’t so sure this is a great idea, being dumped into his uncle’s care, but...
It is time to read and find out what adventures await Milton.
This was a fantastic book from start to finish – the awkward friendship interactions, the struggle to be honest and vulnerable, the vivid and elaborate description of the adventurous island – this exciting story is a good one to read aloud!
I highly recommend The Adventure is Now for the home and/or the classroom.
This mystery is set in Miss. Brickett’s Investigations and Inquiries, an agency of detectives who work (and mostly live) underground in 1950’s London. This is an elusive world with a maze of tunnels and halls, home to a myriad of curious gadgets including a mechanised brass snake with built-in voice recorder, a stethoscope that can hear through walls and a chandelier that shoots out poison darts.
When twenty-three-year-old apprentice detective Marion Lane arrives at Miss Brickett’s for a day of training, she learns that Michelle White, a filing assistant, has been murdered. With the agency elaborately disguised and protected from the outside world, it becomes chillingly clear to everyone at Miss Brickett’s—the killer is one of their own.
When her closest confidant and fellow detective becomes the prime suspect in White’s murder, she is determined to clear her friend’s name and uncover the truth. Marion embarks on a perilous journey to find out who really killed Michelle White, and why…
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder provides an enthralling plot to fit the thrill of discovering this secret society of Investigations and Inquirers.
I love the story telling skills of Karin Slaughter, and this book did not disappoint.
This riveting plot is set as the country emerges from the pandemic. False Witness explores how two sisters cope with the aftermath of a crime during the lockdown.
When Leigh and Callie were teenagers, they murdered Buddy Waleski, a contractor, sports bookie, and amateur pornographer. The murder was the result of sexual and physical abuse that became increasingly more violent until one night Callie, then 14, resisted Buddy and got the upper hand. The sisters cleaned up the crime and hid the body which has never been found.
It is now 23 years later and the sisters are estranged. Leigh is a tough defense attorney and married with a 16 year old daughter. Callie is on the other side of the law. She is a heroin addict, sometimes homeless, and often under arrest.
The sisters’ relationship and reconnection are at the heart of the story. You will not want to put this one down.
Godspeed is the story of Gretchen, Teddy, Cole and Bart. Gretchen is a high-performing corporate lawyer with several secrets and a constant time limit. Teddy, Cole and Bart own Triple Triangle Construction. The men are looking for a chance to break into Jackson’s lucrative advanced home-building circles and have a crack at the American dream.
Gretchen comes to Triple Triangle with a suggestion: if they do an impossible job before Christmas – they will make more money than they ever thought possible. The task is to build a spectacular home in an extremely remote area outside the city of Jackson, Wyoming. The construction of the home has begun but the original builder stopped after the rapid pace resulted in the death of a colleague.
Triple Triangle takes the job but soon a series of tragic events unfold. Secrets are revealed and the relentless pressure takes a heavy toll. A shocking crime is taking place and the challenges can be insurmountable.
This is a thriller of greed, money, drugs, and murder.
Peyton is a famous morning news show anchor who’s on the fast track for prime time. She and her husband Isaac have a teenage daughter, Max, who’s been accepted to Isaac’s alma mater, Princeton. Peyton’s sister Skye has devoted her life to educating girls, teaching first in Africa and then in Harlem.
Peyton is blindsided when the news breaks that her husband has been arrested in the second round of parents bribing college officials to get their children admitted. By the time she can react, the network has ‘suggested’ she take a break for the summer, her daughter has found out, and her husband is on his way to jail.
This is an entertaining, witty, engaging, humorous summer read from an author we all know and love.
When the book starts off, Bill, a career pilot for Coastal Airways, has just reached cruising altitude. As his plane jets from Los Angeles to New York City, he receives an email from his wife. This was strange because they had just been in a nasty argument when Bill left for his flight. He opens the email to see a photo of Carrie and their young son, bound and blindfolded in their living room, with a bomb strapped to Carrie's chest. Soon, the next message that comes through is that his family has been kidnapped. To keep them alive, Bill has to crash his plane and kill everyone on board. If he lands safely, his family dies. If he tells anyone, his family dies. And don't try to wiggle out of it, says the terrorist on the other side of the screen; there's a mole on the plane, equipped with a backup plan to make Bill choose, no matter what.
This book is gripping, exciting, and entertaining. It is the perfect summer thriller.