Janice enjoys fiction especially suspense and mysteries.
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When a London social worker discovers the dead body of a stranger in a client's home, Frieda Klein identifies the victim as a notorious con man who she fears has been murdered by enemies determined to embroil Frieda in the investigation.
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Tuesday's Gone: A Frieda Klein Novel by Nicci French. Internationally bestselling author French has sold more than eight million copies of books worldwide. In this release, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse.
Her suburban life thrown into chaos when she is visited by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old girl who has just drowned under suspicious circumstances, Laurel begins questioning the characters of her neighbors with the help of her unpredictable sister.
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. Ma proves to be resourceful and attempts a nail-biting escape.
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
During one tortuous week, Hank Devereaux, head of the English department at the state university in Railton, Pennsylvania, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, finds his secretary is a better writer than he is, suspects his wife is having an affair, threatens wild fowl, and confronts his father.
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Straight Man by Richard Russo -
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canada's S–ret‚ du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, just north of the U.S. border, to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village.
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always looking for a good read
New book club book: Still Life: A Mystery by Louise Penny (The Chief Inspector Gamache series)
Still Life by Louise Penny. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in Quebec is called to a tiny hamlet south of Montreal to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of a local fixture in the village.
Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.
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One of my most recent reads. This is a really great book of time travel and changes!
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11/22/63. My new favorite book
Best Stephen King book in years! Great if you like suspense, time travel, and "what if?"
#3 on my list is this epic retelling of one of the most infamous days in history. Being a huge Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy nerd, I was seriously anticipating this novel when it was released. Great novel.. Great premise.. I have already read it twice... Worth reading.. What would you do in the situation?
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11/22/63 GREAT book! Worth the read
After an interview with an elderly baker leaves her feeling like she is the one who revealed too much—especially about her Border Patrol husband, Riki—El Paso journalist Reba Adams, as well as her interview subject and Riki, must confront the ghosts of their past.
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In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie's doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger.
The Baker's Daughter A Novel by Sarah McCoy. Click the cover image to check out or request the historical fiction kindle.
Follows the experiences of a woman, who after being born on a snowy night in 1910, repeatedly dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and ultimately save the world.
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February's Book Club Read... Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson: Entertainment Weekly’s Best Book of 2013 and one of New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2013!
On the reading list: Life After Life: A Novel: Kate Atkinson: 9780316176484: Amazon.com: Books
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Fascinating, complex, and totally worth reading.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Historical novel that spans the two World Wars. Ursula Todd is a woman who lives her life over and over - This book was INCREDIBLE
African-American Constable Silas Jones must confront his white former friend Larry Ott, who has lived under suspicion for twenty years since a girl disappeared while on a date with him, after another girl disappears and Larry is blamed once again.
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Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin ---- http://pathologicallyliterate.com
Southeast Book Club, Thursday July 26 @6:45pm. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. In a small Mississippi town, two men are torn apart by circumstance and reunited by tragedy, in this resonant new novel from the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Hell at the Breech.
"Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. Pinner Debra Mills wrote, "Though it took me a couple of chapters to embrace Franklin's writing style, I quickly became engrossed in the story. In all good conscience, I could not recommend this as a good read for folks who are offended by rough language."
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. What a great book!!
His happy life and long-time respectability as a suburban Massachusetts assistant district attorney shattered when his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, Andy Barber faces a wrenching decision about family loyalty when the facts increasingly suggest that the boy is guilty.
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own-- between loyalty and justice, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.