‘Pieces of Her’ Asks If It Is Ever Truly Possible to Know Those We Love [REVIEW]

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After watching her mother perform an unexpected act of violence, Andy can’t help but wonder if she ever knew her mother at all in Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her. (Photo by Dave, Flickr)

Two women bound by blood. They think they know everything about one another. Then a deadly event throws their relationship into a tailspin. Now the question begs to be answered: is it ever really possible to know someone completely? Find out in Karin Slaughter’s new stand-alone thriller, Pieces of Her. 
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J.T. Ellison’s ‘Tear Me Apart’ is Deliciously Deranged [REVIEW]

Ski Race Day

An unfortunate skiing accident unravels the perfect family in J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart. (Photo by Simon Hannaford, Flickr)

She had everything ahead of her. She’d put in the work and was determined to make it to the Olympics. But then a fluke accident sends her hurtling down the slopes and into the hospital. Yet her troubles have just begun, because a hospital procedure is about to bring her entire life crashing down around her in J.T. Ellison’s latest novel of diabolical suspense, Tear Me Apart. 
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Learning to Cope—from J.T. Ellison’s ‘Tear Me Apart’ [EXCERPT]

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To help her niece cope with her cancer diagnosis, a loving aunt trims off her long locks in J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart. (Photo by North Caroline National Guard, Flickr)

 

If you’ve been reading with us for a while, you know that we love J.T. Ellison. Over the years, we’ve discovered that she’s more than just a terrific writer. She’s also a funny lady, an amazingly nice person, a loving wife, a consummate bibliophile and a fellow book nerd, which are all attributes we love about her. That’s why we’re always delighted when we get the opportunity to share her latest book with you. We hope you enjoy this excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Tear Me Apart. It’s the kind of thriller that we love, which blows the roof off a family to see if it can weather the storm. Enjoy! —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post

♦ Hope and Redemption are ‘What Blooms from Dust’ in James Markert’s New Novel [REVIEW]

A huge dust storm moves across the land during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

A prodigal son. A child for sale. Both get a second chance in the midst of the 1930s Oklahoma Dust Bowl in James Markert’s What Blooms from Dust. (Photo courtesy US Department of Agriculture, Flickr)

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I have always loved survivor stories: those tales where people beat the odds, transform their lives, and wind up with something better. So it brings me great pleasure to bring you our latest Diamond Review title, James Markert’s What Blooms from Dust. In this redemptive story set against the 1930s Dust Bowl, we are introduced to what may likely become two of modern literature’s most unforgettable characters.
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‘The Lost Vintage’ Takes Readers On A Sensory Journey to the Past [REVIEW]

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A trip to France teaches a young sommelier about much more than wine in Ann Mah’s The Lost Vintage. (Photo by Mark Fusco, Flickr)

Young love, delicious wine, family history, and the French countryside. It’s all here in Ann Mah’s sumptuous new novel, The Lost Vintage. Behind this book’s gorgeous cover you’ll meet a woman who journeys from San Francisco to France with the goal of building upon her knowledge of fine wine. What she learns instead are lessons even more powerful and life changing, ones which will enhance much more than her educated palate.
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