Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fool me Once by Harlan Coben

I have read everything by Harlan Coben and I always enjoy the story. I was captivated by this tale and could not figure out how all of the pieces were going to fit together. Bravo Mr. Coben, another successful mystery/suspense thriller in the books.

Amazon Summary
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who was brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Saving Sophie by Ronald Balson

I loved this book. I loved the story, the plot, the characters, the mystery, everything. I am a big fan of Ronald Balson after reading Once We Were Brothers. I highly recommend this book to all.

Amazon Summary

Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago-that is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.
With the help of investigative team Liam and Catherine, and a new CIA operative, a secret mission is launched to not only rescue Sophie but also to thwart a major terrorist attack in Hebron. But will being caught in the crossfires of the Palestine-Israeli conflict keep their team from accomplishing the task at hand, or can they overcome the odds and save countless lives, including their own?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart was on last years Abe list. To tell you the truth I didn't like the cover and it didn't look like a book I would enjoy ( how terrible to judge a book by its cover). I picked this title for book club this year to guarantee a representation of all genres. I have to say, I was hesitant to start this book, but once I started I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this book and I think I am going to continue with the series.

  How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father?
   If someone destroyed your city?
   If everything you ever loved was taken from you?
   David Charleston will go to any lengths to stop Steelheart. But to exact revenge in Steelheart’s world, David will need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels bent on maintaining justice.
   And it turns out that the Reckoners might just need David too.
   Look for book two in the Reckoners series, Firefight, available now.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard ( Abe Book)

This book has gotten a ton of buzz the past year. I finally sat down and read this book. I thought it was a little predictable with the genre but I am going to move forward and keep reading the series.

Amazon Summary
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.