From Kitty Craig
Title/Author The Friends We Keep – Susan Mallery
This was a very entertaining book and kept the reader intrigued as to how three friends intertwined their relationships and how their friendships helped them with their issues. It was thought-provoking to see how each friends’ lives evolved at the end of the story. Lots of plots and twists throughout the book to keep everyone’s attention. I’m eager to read the first book in the Mischief Bay series to determine if this particular book is a sequel to the first one.
From Donna Southard
Title/Author The Bat/Jo Nesbo
This book is written by a Norwegian author and it was translated into Great Britain English. It is an action packed murder mystery. The plot consists of a Norwegian young woman who is murdered in Australia and a Norwegian police agent is sent to Australia to find the murderer. There are a lot of twists and turns before the mystery is uncovered. This was a fun and quick read.
From Elaine Pasquali
7th Heaven – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
This is one of the Women’s Murder Club novels. The friends are involved with two different types of cases: serial arsen-murder by Pidge and Hawk and the probable murder of the former governor’s son by a high-end prostitute, Junie Moon. Are these cases linked; if so how? The end takes a surprise twist.
Margaret Truman’s Experiment in Murder – David Bain
This is one of Ms Truman’s Capital Crimes novels. Published four years after her death, it deals with a rogue CIA mind-control program. Using post hypnotic suggestion, unwitting subjects are programmed to assassinate specific individuals, the most notable is the popular frontrunner in a presidential election. Ms. Truman quickly engages the reader in the murderous plots and subterfuges. Her knowledge of Washington politics, programs and agencies, enriches the story. This is a truly RIVETING novel.
Tricky Twenty-Two – Janet Evanovich
While tracking FTAs, Stephanie and Lulu get involved with nefarious doings at the Zeta frat house and the criminal activities of their advisor, a biology professor intent on unleashing bubonic plague on the college campus. Hilarious antics ensue, such as Lulu trying to protect herself from plague infected fleas by wearing canine flea collars. Morelli and Ranger “rescue” Stephanie from close calls, but the ultimate surprise is the involvement of Stephanie’s mother. Mrs. Plum emerges as a mama bear protecting her young. Definitely one of Evanovich’s best novels.
Shopaholic to the Rescue – Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic, Becky, her family and friends are on a mission to locate her missing dad. Her dad has advised his family not to try to find him, that he’ll be home as soon as he rights an injustice. Despite this, his family tracks him down,traveling through the American west to Las Vegas.It’s a fast read that would have benefitted from editing out about fifty pages.