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The Fever: A Novel

“The Fever” is all about innuendo, which Ms. Abbott handles expertly from the first page onward.

Kirkus Reviews : Abroad (June 18, 2014)

A crass use of a still-active murder case.

The Fever: A Novel

The Fever is easily one of the best books I've read this year. Highly recommended.

All Fall Down: A Novel

It's mediocre because it does not test its confines, does not seduce or experiment, does not echo inside of you like a piece of music. It doesn't even make you smile.

Memory of Water

Memory of Water is impressive in the warning it presents rather than the story it tells of a world gone dry.


Adam is one glorious buildup to something that you know can’t be a fairytale ending, and Schrag pulls it off in one funny, oddly sweet, and unique novel that nails a plot that just about anybody else would totally butcher.

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

One can understand Penguin wanting to zero in on the phenomenon that Lockwood has become, but why not make her fan base wait while she matures into the artist that she is destined to become?

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is interesting and entertaining and I loved the characters.

Cibola Burn

With each book in this series James S.A. Corey continues to prove why The Expanse is the best (or at least my favorite) space-based Science Fiction series currently being published.

A Farm Dies Once a Year

Crawford’s memoir is elegant and richly detailed.


Although King has always written coolly about intense emotions, here she captures the amber of one man’s exquisite longing for a woman who changed the way we look at ourselves.

The Last Magazine: A Novel

Mr. Hastings writes incisively about the attractions and repulsions of the new media gossip.

Paper Lantern

A very fine book from a gifted practitioner of the short story form.

Cradle to Grave

This is a cool story that makes a great summer mystery read. I highly recommend it and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

One Hundred Names

Although the premise of One Hundred Names is interesting, the lack of depth of many of the characters and a rather cliché and predictable finale keep the story from achieving its potential.

Scalia: A Court of One

Though not without critical evaluation, Scalia provides a rich and needed body of information.

The Girl with All the Gifts

It distinguishes itself by being excellent horror, mixing the right amount of gore with its psychological chills.

Cradle to Grave

An improbable opening gambit and the gathering revelations of even more improbable extramarital relations that abundantly justify Rees’ verdict—“These incestuous small towns!”—make this the weakest of his three period adventures to date.

Coldsleep Lullaby

Brown has cleverly and ironically woven a second narrative of the cruel past into the present. The mystery takes a back seat in this beautifully crafted scenario of hatred, intolerance and courage.

The Red Room

Filled with bromides about tradecraft—“We don’t know who we’re working for. We don’t know who we’re working against”; “[t]he easy answer is never the right one”; “too many unknowns”—that are all too appropriate to this Rubik’s cube of a thriller.