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Uneasy Lies the Crown

UNEASY LIES THE CROWN will bring joy to anyone who loves delving into challenging mysteries of the past, particularly those involving British history and the monarchy


Left
Quill and Quire : Left (August 31, 2018)

Bischoff does succeed in building suspense and keeping it going.


A Gathering of Secrets

Castillo, who cannot write badly, continues to improve and sharpen her vision with each book, casting her sympathetic and believable protagonist in a variation of the fish-out-of-water setting, which is both familiar and unique.


Hangman
Bookreporter : Hangman (July 27, 2018)

Cole pushes the envelope with grisly homicide scenes, each more gruesome than the previous. Squeamish readers may want to close one eye.


The Butterfly Conspiracy

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book and to watch their relationship grow—not to mention the cryptid name drop that has me chomping at the bit. I’m looking forward to the second book in the series.


After the Monsoon

The plot? Not this novel’s particular strength. Although the setups are plausible and gripping, characters make too many credulity-straining choices that are explicable only in the contrived service of heightening drama


Putney

Zinovieff is skilled at evoking the shifting moral and social terrain – things were permissible in the 1970s that would be unacceptable now – while never letting us forget that none of that can be an excuse: Daphne was a child and Ralph was a grown adult.


A Gathering of Secrets

Undoubtedly, fans of Linda Castillo’s Kate Burkholder series are immersed in a massive reread before A Gathering of Secrets (10th in the series) is released.


The Girl From Blind River

The author’s authoritative, powerful prose and knack for dialogue—especially when dealing with emotions and violence—are more indicative of a seasoned veteran rather than a debut author. This is great news because it means there is much more to come from Massey, and if The Girl from Blind River is any indication, it will be great.


Final Resting Place

A relatively short book given the scope of its events, Final Resting Place is packed from prologue to closing historical note with grand characters and exciting action. Putnam doesn’t waste a single page as Speed and Lincoln juggle the personal, the professional, and the painful in their quest for truth and justice.


All These Beautiful Strangers

The story of a long-game revenge played out between generations.


A Gathering of Secrets

Another rewarding crime novel that looks beyond the idealized image of the Amish.


The Red Hand of Fury

Morris’ third is taut and twisty with a psychological intensity that’s rare and compelling.


Mothers and Other Strangers

A reader who knows what to expect will take pleasure in this book.


Bearskin
Bookreporter : Bearskin (June 16, 2018)

Bearskin’s language is taut and tense. Virtually every sentence is crafted to keep readers slightly on edge... Readers will be hard-pressed to put down this propulsive narrative once they pick it up.


Head On

The whole novel is a fun play on the science fiction novel and detective story.


A Howl of Wolves

Flanders provides insightful moments about working with creative people that are endearing and charming, and delivers a twisty plot that would make book editor Sam smile.


Forever and a Day

Inevitably, the prose throughout is more verbose and cliched than the brutal efficiencies of Fleming, but Forever and a Day is still an enjoyably compact thriller, with an absolutely killer last line.


Burnout

Burnout examines a timely subject, but it’s the depiction of relationships, all with plenty of nuance, that is the main reason to pick up this book.