Reviews Published

Monday, September 24, 2018

Nine Perfect Strangers

I love Liane Moriarty, and I love her books. This one may not be in my top 3 Moriarties, but it's still a beautiful read, a page turner with memorable characters and those profound life insights so typical of this author.

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out...

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Thirteen - Steve Cavanagh

"Thirteen" by Steve Cavanagh is a 4th book in the Eddie Flynn series, but don't let it discourage you from reading the thriller as a stand-alone (you can fill in the blanks and read the earlier books afterwards, like I did).

Clever. Original. Fast paced. Lovable main character.

Start reading.

All the evidence points to Robert's guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the court room start to raise doubts in Eddie's mind.

What if there's more than one actor in the courtroom?

What if the killer isn't on trial? What if the killer is on the jury?

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Believe Me

"Believe me" by JP Delaney is a disturbing book. All thrillers are meant to be, of course, but there's a certain brand of "what's reality" disturbing that pushes this book to a new level.

A good read.

The Great Alone

"The Great Alone" was meant to be a thriller, before the author (Kristin Hannah) changed her mind and delivered a novel about growing up in Alaska in the 1970s.

I love, love, love this book. The setting is awe-inspiring, the writing beautiful, the characters realistic. Don't expect a fast-moving plot, but that's not that kind of book.

Definitely deserves to be a bestseller.