Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Focused on still working for the LAPD, he decides to work as a K-9 officer, but things aren't going too well until he meets Maggie, a dog who suffers from PTSD from her time in Afghanistan, where her handler was killed. Scott feels a closeness with Maggie, since she limps like he does and he is driven to help her succeed as a K-9 dog. Maggie also helps Scott heal and is indispensable in aiding him in his quest to find the killers. In Suspect, Crais has created another absorbing page turner. He is able to combine interesting characters in Scott and Maggie (yes, we do get her point of view) with a nail-bitter of a story. One of his best...
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A thriller, two psychological mysteries, and a couple of debut novels highlight the list of the books I most enjoyed in 2012.
In alphabetical order by author:
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
One of Barclay's best--interesting characters and a plot that keeps the reader guessing until the end.
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Even though the book is over 450 pages, nothing is extraneous. A pitch-perfect psychological mystery.
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
This first book in the Galileo series was published in 2011, but I didn't read it until 2012 (probably because I was put off by the Japanese setting). I'm so glad I gave it a try. A wonderful puzzle with a wallop of an ending.
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but I really loved this one. Family relationships, old wealth and jealousy combine to form a novel that's hard to put down.
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
A debut novel with a fascinating premise: what would happen if the earth started to rotate more slowly? Having read this book almost a year ago, I still vividly remember the journey I took with teenage Julia when this event happened in her life.