Karin

Karin is a familiar face to many of you. She's still reading a lot - especially historical fiction - and she's always happy to tell you about her latest favorite.

Shadows in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250207234
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 8th, 2020

The next installment of the popular In Death series, Shadows in Death, is as good as it gets. While being called to a murder scene,  Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband Roarke, recognizes a face from the past. The face is of assassin Lorcan Cobbe, and he is the man who wants Roarke dead. The two men grew up in the streets of Dublin and Cobbe always wanted the title of first born son of Patrick Roarke, which has ruled his drive to kill.  Knowing that Cobbe is the man who murdered her victim, Eve and her fellow cop officers must prove who hired him. Was it her lover, her husband or a business rival? But this crime has other consequences…it has put both Eve and Roarke in the path of this killer.

Eve is desperate to protect her husband at any cost, just as Roarke is desperate to protect Eve. With law -enforcement agencies from around the world connecting the dots on how to find Cobbe, Eve knows it will come down to her to bring him down, even if it is far outside her jurisdiction.


In Case You Missed It Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780008384654
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - September 8th, 2020

Attention. Attention. In Case You Missed It by Lindsey Kelk is my newest permanent staff pick. This book is a rom-com, chick-lit hilarious romantic comedy in the vain of Bridget Jones Diary and Confessions of a Shopaholic. 
When Ros returns to London after working in the United States for a couple of years, she is ready to pick up right where she left off. But her parents have converted her bedroom into a craft room leaving her living in the garden shed and her friends have moved on. When she gets a new phone and needs to update her contacts , she decides to select all....which wasn't the smartest move. She receives calls back from frenemies, ex-coworkers, and the man who broke her heart. 
Get ready for a funny, sharp-witted, laugh out loud adventure as Ros takes a second chance at love and life.


The Half Sister: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250265517
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 16th, 2020

Could a knock on the door change your life forever? When sisters Kate and Lauren hear a knock at their mother Roses door they are in for a shock. The knock has Jessica standing at the door holding a DNA test and asking to talk with the girl’s late father and demanding that she is his never before known about daughter. What follows is each sister taking different sides in Jessica’s claim causing a fallout in the family. As secrets are uncovered, what everyone thought was the truth changes, with all their lives changing forever. This novel is completely different then most of the authors books, family dynamics was more the strength of the novel rather than the mystery/thriller/suspense elements.


Deadlock (An FBI Thriller #24) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781501193699
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Published: Gallery Books - July 28th, 2020

Author Catherine Coulter has written another electrifying FBI thriller in Deadlock.  Agents Savich and Sherlock face two mysteries …they realize that they are connected but why? When Rebekah Manvers goes to visit Zoltan after the medium says that she has communicated with Rebekah deceased grandfather, she believes her to be a charlatan. But, could she be telling a version of the truth and could the stories that her grandfather told her really be based on fact? The next day Rebekah is almost kidnapped but who would want to kidnap her and why? Is it for ransom from her congressman husband or is it tied to the family legend of treasure. Both FBI agents must work multiple angles and must figure out what of Rebekah’s grandfathers stories were fact or fiction.


American Royals II: Majesty Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984830210
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

What would America look like today , if after winning the Revolutionary War, George Washington became the King of America instead of the colonist voting for a President? In 2020 the Washington family would still be sitting on the throne . In the second installment of the American Royals series, Majesty, we see Queen Beatrice as the first woman on the throne. But Beatrice is young and she wants to follow her heart instead of the pressure to govern. Her younger sister ,Samantha has become the heir, spare or whatever the palace wants to call her and the palace for her to change her party girl ways, while Sam’s twin Jeff, just wants to enjoy life while he decides which girl to date.  Beatrice knows what she must do, she has been the heir since birth ,and she knows that the county has an opinion of her as the first female ruler,but can she give the county what they need? And will those who want to be royal do whatever it takes to become a member of the House of Washington?

This is a young adult series but it is soooo much fun to read! I’m already hoping for a book three.


The Safe Place: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250264800
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 14th, 2020

Anna Downes has written an amazing debut novel perfect for summer with a modern gothic feel.  The Safe Place is a story about isolation, family secrets and the illusion that you must be perfect.

We meet Emily as she bombs another casting call and is late for the only job that is keeping her from moving back home with her adopted parents. After she is fired she is surprised when the owner of the company ask her to move to France to become the personal assistant to his wife Nina.  Scott Denny is charismatic and Emily falls under his spell and agrees to move to the families remote, beautiful French Estate. After she arrives she starts to feel the isolation of the estate as she only has Nina and the couples eccentric young daughter as companions. As Emily starts to feel more uncomfortable as unearths secrets that could have deadly consequences.

In the same vein as the classic Rebecca you will become enchanted with this story of family secrets.


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An Anonymous Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250133755
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 5th, 2019

Struggling Makeup artist, Jessica Farris, agrees to enroll into a psychological study on ethics and morality being led by Dr. Shields. The two-session questionnaire starts to slowly move from the exam room to the real world. What are the Doctors real motives with the test? If Jessica the manipulator or the manipulated as the line between the experiment and real life blurs. 
Full of plot twist and dark elements that drag you deeper into the story, you will be kept guessing who is lying and who is telling the truth. An Anonymous Girl will have you at the edge of your seat until the shocking end.


Final Cut: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062382153
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Published: Harper - August 25th, 2020

 

YES, YES, YES….you need to read this psychological thriller. I’m a huge fan of author SJ Watson’s writing. He really has a skill of making you feel that you are part of the cast of characters. In his third novel to date, Final Cut, filmmaker Alex travels to the village of Blackwood Bay to film for her newest documentary. The village might look like any other but the disappearance of young teenage girls puts a cloud over the community that is full of secrets. As Alex unearths facts about the girls, she also unearths her own memories that have been hidden after she experienced a trauma. While reading I was trying to put two and two together…by the end of the book some of my guesses were correct while others were completely off base.


Shall We Dance? (Dance with Me) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781982658526
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - January 28th, 2020

 

Shall We Dance? Is the perfect Saturday curl up on the couch book. When reunited sisters, Shannon, Kimber and Traci all decide to live above their sisters dance studio in Bridgeport , Ohio the bond of sisterhood grows over great cups of coffee and almost inedible dinners. When Shannon takes on a new private dance student, Dylan, who lost a football bet, she shakes her head in bafflement, but by the end of the first lesson sparks start to fly. Dylan knows that he has a lot on his plate, his busy police schedule and his housemate sister who suffered a trauma two years ago and is affair to go out of the house, but he keeps thinking of Shannon.

This sweet book is part of a series and I have already ordered book two, Take the Lead which comes out in September, which will focus on sister Traci.


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The Girl in the White Van Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250157591
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 28th, 2020

The Girl in the White Van by April Henry is a quick paced chilling YA thriller that all teens (and adults) need to read. When Savannah disappears after having an argument with her mom’s boyfriend she is assumed to have run away. What really happened to her is much,much worst…every persons nightmare, she is kidnapped. Other girls at her school had been talking about a white van following them around, but nobody was taking is seriously. Were the girls trying to get attention? Now that Savannah is being hidden far from prying eyes her nightmare has just begun. Who is this man her took her? Her mom’s boyfriend? The new man at her Kung Fu class? Savannah knows that only she can get herself out of this situation and she will do anything to escape.

I have been hearing about situations in our community of young girls not feeling safe while they are bike riding or walking. Please be aware of your environment and please talk to the youth in your lives about safety measures to take if they don’t feel safe.