Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
This collection by best-selling author Moyes features a novella and eight short stories that explore the relationships between women and men. In the title story, Nell is excited to spend a weekend in Paris with her boyfriend, Pete, but when he fails to show up, she has to decide whether to be adventurous and enjoy Paris on her own or head back to her predictable life back home. The other stories feature a famous man accused of adultery, a woman who finds that an expensive pair of shoes can really change your day, and a woman who yearns for a midnight blue coat, even though her family can't afford it. While the book is a quick read, I really enjoyed the glimpses into the characters' lives and situations.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In this final novel of the Winter Street trilogy, the tale of the Quinn family of Nantucket continues. Youngest brother, Bart, is still missing in action, while oldest Patrick is soon to be released from prison for insider trading. Sister Ava can't decide if she should be with Nathaniel or Scott, so she's dating both of them. Kevin, the middle brother, finally has the life he dreams of with girlfriend, Isabelle, and daughter, Genevieve. Meanwhile, patriarch Kelley is happily back together with his wife, Mitzi. Taking place over nine months, the reader follows the ups and downs of the families' lives among the beautiful island backdrop.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
As a private investigator, Harry Bosch has been secretly hired by wealthy Whitney Vance to find out before he dies if he has an heir. While in college in 1950, Vance was told by his girlfriend that she was pregnant, but after telling his father about the situation, the girlfriend disappeared and Vance never saw her again. Vance would like his vast fortune to go to his descendants. rather than have it in the hands of the board of directors of his company. Bosch is also part of the San Fernando Police Department reserve unit and is partnered with Bella Lourdes to try and discover a serial rapist in the area that they have nicknamed "Screen Cutter." With these two cases, the reader accompanies Bosch as he uses his investigative techniques to find the answers he needs. A very satisfying entry in this long-running series.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Needing a change of scenery, Londoner Kate Priddy decides to do an apartment swap with a cousin she's never met, Bostonian Corbin Dell. Soon after arriving, Kate discovers that Corbin's next-door neighbor, Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. Being near the location of such a violent event is traumatic for anyone, but it's especially distressing for Kate, since she came to the States to try to recover from the tragic end of a relationship with an old boyfriend, George. As the novel progresses, the reader begins to worry for Kate, not knowing whom she can trust.... Her Every Fear is the third book by Peter Swanson. I had very high expectations for this novel, because his first two books were such great reads and established Swanson as a suspense writer to watch and recommend. The storyline in this one, however, was just not as compelling as the previous books. Fingers crossed for the next one. Her Every Fear will be published in January.