“A Thousand Splendid Suns” is set in Afghanistan and tells the stories of Mariam and Laila, two very different women who come to share a terrible fate but also a beautiful friendship. Continue reading
“The Woman Who Smashed Codes” is the true story of how a brilliant female cryptologist, Elizebeth Friedman, helped write the rules for modern cryptology and used her skills like a hammer to smash enemy codes during both world wars. Continue reading
In 1986, five young friends experience a grimly life altering summer, culminating in their discovery of a dismembered corpse. Thirty years later, the terrible events of that summer seem to be resurfacing. Continue reading
Ooh! This is a good one!
Vivian Miller is an analyst with the CIA, specializing in Russian affairs. For the last several years she has been focusing on identifying sleeper cells of Russian agents in the United States. It’s stressful work that often requires long hours. It can make juggling her home life with her husband and four young kids really difficult. Luckily, she’s married to Matt, the perfect husband and father. Or is he? (queue the dramatic music) Continue reading
Anthony Horowitz performs some impressive mental gymnastics in delivering this satisfying whodunit. “Magpie Murders” is a mystery within a mystery (neither of which I solved!) written in the classic style of Agatha Christie. Continue reading
I was in the mood for a really good, funny romance this week and “The Rosie Project” didn’t let me down. Graeme Simsion delivers a humorous and insightful story about a man searching for a wife and accidentally falling in love along the way. Continue reading
Day after day, Dr. Anna Fox sits alone in her large house drinking too much wine, popping too many pills, binge watching old thrillers and spying on her neighbors. In this novel reminiscent of Rear Window, Anna is confined to her house by a PTSD- induced case of agoraphobia. She hasn’t been outside of her home in ten months. Continue reading