‘The Last Widow’ Preys On Our Greatest Fears [REVIEW]

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If they get their hands on her work, everyone is doomed. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A baffling abduction. A disastrous explosion. A vicious foe. If an investigator and his medical examiner girlfriend can’t solve this case in time, America’s death toll will climb exponentially. And in Karin Slaughter’s terrifying new thriller, The Last Widow, we all have skin in the game.  Read more of this post

Violence and Terror are the ‘Under Currents’ that Test One Family’s Courage in Nora Roberts’ Latest [REVIEW]

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Families can be our worst enemies… and our saving grace. (Photo by Canva)

Meet the perfect family. A successful career. An enviable home. Two doting parents. Two talented children. There’s just one problem. Behind closed doors there lurks a monster waiting to get out. What does it take to survive when no one believes the horror? Find out in Nora Roberts’ new novel, Under Currents.  Read more of this post

Navy SEAL Turned Author Jack Carr Makes Unforgettable Debut with ‘The Terminal List’ [REVIEW]

He served his country without question. Then his country did the unspeakable. What does one of the nation’s best-trained warriors do when he has nothing left to lose? Find out in Jack Carr’s The Terminal List.  Read more of this post

Susan Mallery’s ‘California Girls’ Take Us On A Life-Affirming Journey Toward Recovery [REVIEW]

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Three sisters get dumped in the same week in Susan Mallery’s California Girls. (Photo by Thomas Hawk, Flickr)

Three sisters. Three men who dump them in rather atrocious ways. Will these siblings be able to regain their footing or will pain cripple them for life? Find out in Susan Mallery’s insightful new novel, California Girls.  Read more of this post

‘Going Into Town’ Celebrates Everything We Love (and Love to Hate) About New York City [REVIEW]

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In Roz Chast’s love letter to New York, Going Into Town, she reminisces about everything we love and loathe about the Big Apple, including its wildlife. (Illustration by Roz Chast)

From the very first time I stepped foot in New York City as a teenager, I’m one of those people who is simply crazy about the place. I love everything about it: from the sidewalk food vendors to the mom-and-pop coffee shops, from Little Italy and Chinatown to Wall Street and Battery Park. There’s a palpable energy there that throbs with life, like an irresistible rhythm that simply invades my soul, and I feel it every time I arrive. Now author and cartoonist Roz Chast captures every nuance of that experience in her love letter to Manhattan, Going Into Town.  Read more of this post