The Passenger by Lisa Lutz|A runaway, a crime in the past and a betrayal|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Tanya DuBois doesn’t exist. At least not after an accident leaves her husband dead and thrusts her into the uncomfortably familiar position of Suspect No. 1. She has only one choice: Run. As “Tanya” watches her life recede in the rearview mirror, we realize she was never real to begin with. And …

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The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim|Emotional, powerful and heartfelt|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): From the author of The Calligrapher’s Daughter comes the riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South …

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Pulse by Michael Harvey|A thriller involving manipulation and entanglement|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly insane theory about invisible pulses of light and energy that can be harnessed by the human mind. He longs to laugh with his brother Harry about it, but Harry doesn't know he's …

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Book Review: Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif|War, grief and loss under a new light|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): An American pilot crash lands in the desert, unprepared for any situation that can’t be resolved with the After Eight mints in his survival kit. Hallucinating palm trees and dehydrating isn’t Major Ellie’s idea of a good time, but he figures it’s less of a hassle than another marital spat back home. …

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman|5 reasons to read this book|#BloomsburyAwardWinning

Blurb (as on Goodreads): After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in …

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French Exit by Patrick DeWitt|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Prices' aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes …

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The Corset by Laura Purcell|ARC Review|An edge-of-the-seat Gothic Thriller|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Is prisoner Ruth Butterham mad or a murderer? Victim or villain? Dorothea and Ruth. Prison visitor and prisoner. Powerful and powerless. Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted with the …

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