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Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Kate Murphy is determined to be a police officer. Recently widowed, Kate has failed at all the other jobs she’s tried. If she doesn’t find a way to succeed in the Atlanta Police Department, then she’s going to have to go home to her rich family and admit defeat. That wouldn’t be so bad, for [...]

Security by Gina Wohlsdorf

Gina Wohlsdorf’s Security takes place in a newly built luxury hotel, Manderley Resort, in California. The hotel is opening very soon and all the workers are scurrying around trying to put the finishing touches on everything. The resort owner, Charles Destin, is a complete jackalope who believes that he can inspire people to work harder [...]

IQ by Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe and older brother Marcus are African-American youths living in a rough neighborhood in LA. Marcus is the bread winner for the family, and things are going well for the brothers when Marcus is killed in a tragic hit-and-run. The accident happens in front of Isaiah, but in spite of his presence as a [...]

Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak

Her Darkest Nightmare is the beginning of a new series by Brenda Novak called The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles. I enjoyed this novel because it blends intrigue and romance seamlessly. I also liked that it is the beginning of a series, so we can journey with the main character in healing what she has long ignored [...]

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty

What else can I say about Adrian McKinty’s mysteries that I haven’t said already?  When he comes out with a new one, I almost don’t want to start it because I don’t want it to end!  His latest Rain Dogs is just as top notch as his previous works that feature Northern Ireland Detective Sean [...]

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is fantastic!  It takes place during the 1980s so I can relate to a lot of the cultural references.  The main characters are four private school teenagers (three are rich and one is there on scholarship).  It‘s easy to feel like you’re one of them as they eat [...]

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

Hailimi Bristol is a gunrunner on the spaceship Sophie. Hailimi, called Hail, does what gunrunners typically do, and she does it in a daring and clever gunrunner way. She’s smart, sassy, bold, and can fight and shoot with the best of them. Life changes, however, when someone tries to kill her. Before they can finish [...]

Revolver by Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski’s  Revolver follows the Walczak family (especially those who serve as police officers) during 3 distinct time periods: 1965, 1995, and 2015.  The setting is Philadelphia – particularly the working class and poorer areas of the city.  In 1965 there were quite a few race riots and officer Stan Walczak’s partner is hurt on [...]

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

More than twenty years ago, beautiful nineteen year-old Julia Scott disappears into the night, never to be seen again. With no clues and no body, the mystery of what happened to her haunts her family still. Her two remaining sisters, Clare and Lydia, are estranged; Clare is married and rich, and Lydia is poor with [...]

False Hearts by Laura Lam

Tila and Taema are born with one heart–conjoined twins living in a cult which bans technology after 1969. Tila, the bold one. Taema, the meek one. Both are very, very clever. When the twins discover the medical miracles of the outside world, they plot their escape. Once free, they are separated, able to live apart [...]

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