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January 26, 2019

A Pledge of Silence by Flora J. Solomon ~ an #Audiobook Review

by Donna Huber

I don't often do full reviews of books that I buy or borrow, but A Pledge of Silence is such a good book that I had to tell you about it.

January 25, 2019

Lakes of Mars by Merritt Graves ~ a Review

by MK French

Aaron Sheridan had hoped to die in the Rim War after his entire family died in the shuttle crash he was piloting. Instead, he wound up at Corinth Station, the command school for the Fleet. Though he was detached from the brutality and posturing of the students and instructors, he did make one friend. Standing up for that friend made Aaron a target, but learning that officer training isn't the Station's only purpose made it clear that he couldn't keep himself isolated any longer.

January 24, 2019

The Fall of the Faere and Other Stories by William Timothy Murray ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I'm not much of a fantasy reader. I've read enough to have some understanding of the mythos of witches and vampires, but faere stories still elude me. It always feels like I'm missing something. So when William Timothy Murray offered me his short story collection at a local author event, I warned him that it wasn't something I normally read.

January 23, 2019

The Hollow Middle by John Popielaski ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

The Hollow Middle follows Albert Lesiak, an aging English teacher in Connecticut, who receives a windfall in delayed acknowledgment of the government’s complicity in his father’s cancer death and decides that it is time to live a different life on land he owns in Maine.

January 22, 2019

The Au Pair by Emma Rous ~ a Review #TeaserTuesday

by Susan Roberts

First chapter, first paragraph

A grand estate, terrible secrets, and a young woman who bears witness to it all. If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous’ The Au Pair would be it.

January 21, 2019

Bird Box: A Netflix Film Review #MondayBlogs

by Alison DeLuca

Two summers ago I wrote a column about Bird Box, the book that exploded on Netflix as a film. (If you missed my original post, read it here. It includes a recipe for a Caesar Salad bar, which you really need in your life.)

movie poster for Bird Box

January 20, 2019

EVO by Diane May ~ a Review

by MK French

Twenty years ago, a secret program posing as a fertility clinic for CIA agents was actually conducting genetic experiments. Ties to that program still exist and are slowly unearthed as The Hypnotist starts killing geneticists in Verona, Italy. The victims all appear as if they had been roasted alive, though The Hypnotist never touches them and only leaves video behind. Livio Marchioni is at his wit's end, particularly when the new coroner is a target, and accepts the help of Captain Victor Miller of Interpol. It's soon apparent that Miller has an agenda of his own, Eoand is fully aware of the prior CIA program.