The Doll House

Evocative psychological thriller set in a dysfunctional family (aren’t they all) by a brand-new author. This is a story of two sisters, Corinne and Ashley. Ashley is happily married with a teenage daughter, a primary school son and a baby girl. Corinne is desperately trying to have her first childContinue Reading

Enigma

Four seemingly unrelated cases baffle FBI agents Sherlock and Savich in the 21st entry in the series. A woman is held hostage in her house by a dirty and confused man who says he only wants to protect her.  A killer is rescued from his initial prison transport and disappears.Continue Reading

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Just a marvelously heartwarming story about life through a park bench’s eyes.  Park Bench opens with a young boy carving I heart U in a park bench. Throughout the seasons, people pass by the park bench.  Some sit for a while. Others sleep while avoiding the park’s police.  No wordsContinue Reading

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Comic quest without many surprises. Allen, Son of Hellcock is the story of two sons trying to live up to their legendary fathers. Hellcock is legendary for his exploits but has recently been killed in battle.  In Hellcock’s absence, his rival, Lord Krong, has taken control of the region. Hellcock’sContinue Reading

Self-Made Woman

A heartfelt memoir of a powerful woman who was born a male.    Born into a physically and mentally abusive Catholic family in the late 1950s, Dennis always liked dresses and dolls. Despite his frequently drunk father’s beatings, Dennis grew up pursuing common Wisconsin hobbies like fishing and ice skating.Continue Reading

The Saboteur

A wonderfully unique thriller set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II. It is nice to see Mr. Gross step out from the shadow of his frequent co-author, James Patterson.   The Saboteur is the story of the daring members of the Norwegian resistance during World War II.  Norway hasContinue Reading

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Come for the mystery but stay for the characters. A good solid entry in the Meg Langslow series. Gone Gull is the twenty-first book in the Meg Langslow series. I have read every one of them within a month of their being published. Within the series, everyone ages and theContinue Reading

Unspoken Code

Perfect gift for females newly entering corporate America.    The Unspoken Code provides a good overview of how a woman who wants to achieve success in a man’s world should act. This book covers substantial ground from how to build confidence to how to dress for success. Unfortunately, many importantContinue Reading

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Brilliantly twisty thriller with a fantastic finale! First Lisa, then Sam and finally Quincy are the sole survivors at three separate mass murder scenes. The press starts calling them final girls, which is a horror movie term for the last survivor. Quincy has tried to forget her horrible night at Pine Cottage,Continue Reading

Beautiful illustrations and a intriguing twist on Little Red Riding Hood makes The Little Red Wolf a witty choice for older children. The Little Red Wolf is given a dead rabbit by his mother to take to his grandmother’s house. His mother warns him not to go near the evilContinue Reading

Exposed

Not as good as I expected from this author. Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio are law firm partners.  Bennie handles the high profile clients.  Mary has a large volume West Philly neighborhood practice.  Mary’s childhood friend Simon is fired for his daughter’s large medical bills.  He asks Mary for helpContinue Reading

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Don’t Let Go is another riveting psychological thriller by Mr. Coben! Nap lost his twin brother, Leo, and Leo’s girlfriend, Diana, one high school night to a train collision.  The same night Nap’s girlfriend, Maura, disappeared.  When Don’t Let Go begins, it is fifteen years later. Nap is a policeContinue Reading