Cassie Bowden, aka the flight attendant, is in deep trouble. She’s just woken up in a Dubai hotel room to find her one night stand with his throat slashed. She can’t remember what happened the night before and, even worse, she’s kind of wondering if she killed the guy. Continue reading
On her 21st birthday, Nell learns that she isn’t who she thinks she is. Her well-intentioned father reveals that he found her abandoned on the dock when she was 4, apparently dropped off there by one of the ships that had made the journey from England to Australia. Thus begins the unraveling of the mystery of Nell’s origins, a process that spans over 100 years. Continue reading
“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