April 2018

EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid

EXIT WEST was haunting, lyrical, epic, and I will be thinking about its themes for weeks to come. Highly recommended.
 
LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE by Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is always one of my favorites, and her essays ring so true.
 
WICKED INTENTIONS by J.T. Geissinger

WICKED INTENTIONS came so highly recommended I had to give it a try. And whoa – this is a hot, sexy romance with two fabulous leads and a cracker jack plot.
 
THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James

I listened to THE BROKEN GIRLS and it’s fabulous – dark, sinister, haunted – and has rekindled my love of the boarding school mystery.

March 2018

ELON MUSK: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This biography of Elon Musk is incredible. I have learned so much, both about Musk and the exciting technologies going into Space X. Superb.
 
ENIGMA by Catherine Coulter

My dear cowriter's latest Savich and Sherlock is available now in trade paperback with a spiffy new cover. Action-packed and compulsively readable!
 
ALTERNATE SIDE by Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen has always been a favorite of mine, and this book doesn't disappoint. I absolutely love her newest, and the Upper West Side setting is exactly what I needed. I miss New York!
 
THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson

I listened to this book, and I loved it. Rae Carson has created a very cool new world and a heroine I can get behind.

February 2018

LIE WITH ME by Sabine Durrant

LIE WITH ME is masterful. Think Highsmythe meets Du Maurier. This has a Talented Mr. Ripley vibe with a lovely, classic voice - highly recommended!
 
PLAY IT AS IT LAYS by Joan Didion

DH and I watched the documentary on Joan Didion and I immediately rushed to the store for books. PLAY IT AS IT LAYS was heartbreaking to read, and the style was so gorgeous.
 
THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black

THE CRUEL PRINCE is the beginning of a new series, and it was awesome. Royal faerie intrigue – I mean, come on.
 
THE SIXTH DAY by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

This fifth installment of A Brit in the FBI is a doozy. London! Falcons! High-tech madness! Needless to say, Nicolas and Mike have their hands full.

January 2018

YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts

YEAR ONE is super storytelling, inventive and scary. I loved the audiobook! (Pro Tip: Don’t go grocery shopping prior to a possible snowpocalypse whilst listening to this book. 🤯)
 
SMALL TOWN TROUBLE (Familiar Legacy Book 5) by Laura Benedict

SMALL TOWN TROUBLE is a sweet murder mystery featuring Trouble the cat, who, I might add, completely steals the book from his human counterparts. A great read from a great author.
 
THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter just keeps getting better. THE GOOD DAUGHTER is tight, tense, and all-too-real. I loved it.
 
THE GRAY MAN by Mark Greaney

I listened to THE GRAY MAN a few weeks ago. The tag line is “Bourne for the new millennium” and that’s just what you’ll get—a thrilling ride. Court Gentry is a Superman assassin, the ultimate Byronic hero, and Greaney knows his stuff. Excellent thriller!