Rooms by Lauren Oliver

I try to stay away from books that feature the sort of ugliness Rooms contains but I have to admit there is something essentially human about the ugliness and sadness at the heart of the story. A desperate need to be loved, to find peace, to be comfortable in your skin and as part of a family.

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In the Mail: Come and Find Me

Come and Find Me: A Novel of Suspense by Hallie Ephron From the Publisher Computer security expert and reformed hacker Diana Highsmith has not ventured beyond her home for more than a year—not since that fateful climbing vacation in Switzerland took Daniel’s life. Haunted by the sound of Daniel’s cries echoing across the gorge as he fell, Diana cannot stop thinking about the life they’ll never have—grief that has transformed her into a recluse. Diana doesn’t...

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In the Mail: And Then There Was One

And Then There Was One Publishers Weekly At the start of this gripping suspense novel from Gussin (The Test), two out of three identical girl triplets, nine-year-olds Sammie and Alex Monroe, disappear from a movie theater at a suburban Detroit mall after leaving their sister, Jackie, and a cousin, who go to the theater next door. An FBI team quickly steps in and works closely with the triplets’ sports commentator father, Scott, and his African-American wife, Katie, a physician who...

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Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

I used to be one of those thorough types who always read a series in order and liked to read widely in an author’s work in order to judge their latest book.  But these days I don’t have the time or energy for that sort of diligence.  There are so many books I want to read in so many different styles and genres I tend to just read whatever book grabs my attention at the moment.  Not very disciplined I know, but there it is. I bring this up because in times past I would have...

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