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
Do you like novels that make you shed a whole lot of tears? Do I have the book for you! With The Great Alone, author Kristin Hannah (who also wrote The Nightingale) delivers a heartwrenching story about love, family and resilience, set in the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Continue reading
What would motivate a man to abandon society to live alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years? Author Michael Finkel does his best to answer this and many other questions in this study of Christopher Knight, “the last true hermit.” Continue reading
World War II Italy is the setting for “Beneath a Scarlet Sky,” an engrossing novel based on the wartime experiences of teenager Pino Lella. Although it’s based on actual events, it reads like a thriller that has a lot of suspense and a lot of heart. Continue reading