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  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind. Several of you recommended this one. "Well written, but too horrific for me. My sister thought it was fantastic!" Book Description: An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

  • Redemption Road

    Redemption RoadRedemption Road by John Hart.  "Several friends have mentioned this as the best thriller they've read recently, though I haven't read it yet.  John Hart is a southern writer sometimes compared to Pat Conroy.  From Amazon:  'A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.  A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.  After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…  This is a town on the brink.  This is Redemption Road.Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller.'"

  • Room

    Room by Emma Donohue. Novel. “A riveting story, told entirely from the perspective of a five-year-old, which you would think would get tiresome but somehow doesn’t. It becomes clear quite early in the novel that the whole of the young narrator’s life has been spent in one room, though due to the absolutely heroic efforts of his mother to protect him, he doesn’t know what he is missing. Through the child’s eyes, the circumstances that led to their living in ‘The Room’ unfold, and events ensue.” … “Overall, do not be put off by the subject matter - the strength of the first half of this book makes it worth reading." Several of you commented on the relative weakness of the second half of the book, but all agreed it's a page-turner.

  • Social Crimes

    Social Crimes by Jane Stanton Hitchcock.  From Amazon:  "When Jo Slater, one of New York’s premier socialites and a patron of the arts, befriends a French countess, she ignores warnings from friends about the mysterious newcomer. Soon, the young woman knocks Jo off her Park Avenue throne. But using her knowledge of the greatest historical swindle of all time—a true story involving Marie Antoinette—Jo sets out to reclaim her fortune and her place in society.  For the plan to work, however, she must resort to the most desperate of measures: murder. Social Crimes is a savvy social satire bursting with money, betrayal, and passion that will thrill readers of sophisticated mysteries."

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Kortyt. “Thriller, mystery in the mid West.”

  • Trespasser

    The Trespasser by Tana French.   “Tana French is the best of both worlds - consistently good writing and consistently good stories.  That said, I was a little disappointed in The Secret Place, which came out immediately prior to The Trespasser.  I'm happy to report she is back in form."  "If you haven’t read any of the other novels in French's Dublin Detective series, you are missing out. This is the sixth. It isn’t necessary to read them in order, however. She’s a fantastic writer."  [Ed:  If you're just starting out with Tana French, I recommend reading Faithful Place first].

  • We Were Liars

    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.   Dark.  Like pitch black, dark, but a fantastic, engaging read.  Do not read any more about it, just read it.  Ignore that it’s shelved as young adult.  “I read this in straight through in basically one sitting today. I really enjoyed the world that Lockhart creates with Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family. I may not have summered on a private island but I felt the New England island atmosphere was really believable and relatable. Lockhart nails so many of those feelings when you are young enough to still be governed by adults but old enough to run wild with your friends all day long. The foursome of The Liars will probably remind many people of their own childhood tribe - either one you were in or one you wish you'd been in. A terrific summer story - read it before you hear spoilers.  I read this in straight through in basically one sitting today. I really enjoyed the world that Lockhart creates with Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family. I may not have summered on a private island but I felt the New England island atmosphere was really believable and relatable. Lockhart nails so many of those feelings when you are young enough to still be governed by adults but old enough to run wild with your friends all day long. The foursome of The Liars will probably remind many people of their own childhood tribe - either one you were in or one you wish you'd been in. A terrific summer story - read it before you hear spoilers.” 

  • What She Knew

    What She Knewby Gilly McMillan. Thriller by this new author is getting rave reviews, calling it very sophisticated and mature, especially for a debut novelist.  "Newly single mother Rachel lets her son run ahead to the swing. When she arrives, he's gone.  With amazing pacing, McMillan weaves a variety of narrators' perspectives in this taut thriller and police procedural.  The author is a keen observer of the savagery of the Internet and insentivity of the press."  "Addictive... Stayed up almost all night."  "Will keep you riveted to the last page."