The Silent Wife, A.S.A. Harrison. Pinner writes: "A psychological thriller about a husband and wife, and what happens when their marriage takes a drastic turn. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event."
"My jaw literally dropped when Cecilia read the secret letter. Then I got to the end & it dropped some more." The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty. PInner writes: "Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still alive."
Home Front ~ Kristin Hannah. Pinner writes: "The perspective of a female soldier, mother, and wife being deployed to war has been eye opening. Great story of mothers and daughters, friendship, and marriage. An eye-opening account of the effects of war on modern day soldiers and their families."
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson. Pinner writes: "In the late 1860s, as America was recovering from Lincoln's assassination, a man named PT Barnum opened a museum in New York City. Filled with oddities from around the world, it also hosted a number of sideshow freaks. This is the story of how he fell in love with the Bearded Lady."
"And then I saw him waving to us from behind the sky’s reflection." Someone by Alice McDermott. Pinner writes: "An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman. Scattered recollections of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole."
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium #4), David Lagercrantz. Genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander & journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous threat & again join forces. Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have info vital to the US. The source has been in contact w/ a super hacker, a hacker resembling some 1 Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda.
"Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light & warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you." The Magicians, Lev Grossman. Pinner writes: "Quentin discovers the magical world he's read in books is real. Includes allusions to Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia & other fantasy series."