Saturday, August 26, 2017

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

When widower bookseller Julius Nightingale passes away, the future of the bookshop that he owned for thirty years could be in jeopardy. His daughter, Emilia, has come home to the Cotswold village of Peasebrook, determined to take over, but it appears the store hasn't made money in years. With a local developer putting pressure on Emilia to sell, it will take a lot of hard work and support from her friends and fellow villagers to turn the fortunes of the shop around.  How to Find Love in a Bookshop is a delightful and cozy tale of Emilia's and her supporters' daily lives and loves, wrapped in a small town setting. A great read-alike for Jenny Colgan and Katie Fforde.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Holding by Graham Norton

When human bones are unearthed on a local building site, their discovery affects many in the small Irish village of Duneen. Most wonder if the skeleton belongs to Tommy Burke, who supposedly left town twenty years ago. His fiance at the time, Brid, got in a fight with another young woman named Evelyn, who had a crush on Tommy, around the time that he disappeared.  Do either of them know anything about what happened? Local Sergeant P.J. Collins, overweight and with not much experience in major crimes, pushes forward to try and solve the case. Holding is the first novel by talk show host Graham Norton and displays a great sense of place for a small town, and highlights the everyday lives of some of the townspeople whose lives are upended by the uncovering.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel

Disgraced infectious disease physician, Lyle Martin, is on a flight to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where almost all the passengers (except Martin, the pilot and co-pilot and one other passenger) appear to have died. Everyone on the ground seems to have perished too. After getting out of the plane and investigating, Lyle discovers they are still alive, but unable to move. Is the cause of their condition a virus or something else? The survivors from the airplane attempt to uncover the truth in this creepy technothriller.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

It's near closing time at the zoo and regulars Joan and her four-year-old son, Lincoln, are heading towards the exit when Joan realizes that someone is shooting people. Terrified and desperate to protect her son, Joan heads back into the zoo to find a safe hiding place, but soon, Joan realizes there are at least two people who have no problem killing anything they see. She also wonders how long it will take for the authorities to come and rescue them. Taking place over a few hours, Fierce Kingdom is a page turner that shows the unbreakable bond mothers have towards their children.