Monthly Archives: January 2018

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra

New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, ...

White Horse – Jay Tinsiano

Half a world away in Spain and running from his past, a Los Angeles gangster unwittingly takes a train that’s headed straight into a terrorist attack. He survives only to face an even deadlier threat. On that same train: a virologist with clues to a deadly epidemic. Did his secrets die with him in the strike? Raging in the aftermath, a foul-tempered police chief with a daughter caught in the attack thirsts for revenge. But against whom? An orphan child without a name, disappears down ...

Haunted Whispers – Joseph Mulak

A university student doing a thesis on fear takes his research too far. A man learns he is next in line to be the Grim Reaper, but does not want to give up his life. An angel forces a man to relive his worst memory. A former Nazi hiding in Canada is haunted by more than just his past. A couple haunted by an unspeakable act committed with the best intentions, with dire consequences. People haunted by whispers of the past try to forget and ...

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden – Denis Johnson

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. ...

Only The Lonely – Nick Sweet

Young film student Joanne is walking through the streets of London, making a hand-held documentary film, when she accidentally catches two men forcing a third into a car on film. The third man – a prominent politician – has just been kidnapped, and the film footage on the student’s camera is the evidence. After the kidnappers learn of the footage, Joanne finds herself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Murder at Woodruff Mansion (A Sea Oak Mystery – Book 3) – Adele M. Cooper

It’s a dark and stormy night at Woodruff Mansion. What danger lurks for those within it’s walls? As an investigative reporter, April Longmont’s latest assignment is to interview Melvin Woodruff, the richest man in the county. Usually she enjoys her interviews, but something about this crusty old man grates on her nerves. Being uneasy, April asks private detective Clay Augustine to accompany her to the next interview. During the interview, the ailing Woodruff, promises April a surprise… ”I need to be alone for a while, ...

Winter Solstice – Elin Hilderbrand

It’s been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that’s about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they’ve experienced in years. And Bart’s safe return isn’t the family’s only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she’s finally found the love ...

Unseen (Shaye Arher Series Book 5) – Jana DeLeon

Madison Avery is a young woman with a huge problem. From her penthouse apartment, she witnessed a murder in the building across the street, but by the time the police arrived, the crime scene had been wiped clean. Unfortunately, Madison suffers from prosopagnosia—face blindness—so even though she had a clear view of the murder, she can’t describe the victim or the killer. With no forensic evidence that a crime was committed and no description of the victim to match to a body, the police have ...