Readers’ Advisory – Thrillers

In need of a fast-paced novel, full of twist and turns, thrills and spills? Try one of these on-the-edge-of-your-seat page turners. *(CL) means that these titles are also available through Cloud Library, but if you prefer the hard copy version, they're all available for loan, unless otherwise indicated. Simply place a hold on any items... Continue Reading →

Someone You Know by Brian McGilloway

On my first trip to Ireland, I found myself in a bookstore discovering a number of new authors to me, including couple of great mystery writers, Liz Nugent and Brian McGilloway.  While, Nugent has yet to break the North American market, McGilloway has been quietly building a fan base with his Benedict Devlin and DS... Continue Reading →

The Widow by Fiona Barton

  In her debut novel, Fiona Barton has garnered a lot of attention and even an endorsement by horror master, Stephen King.  The book falls into the vein of recent bestsellers like “Gone Girl” and “Girl on the Train” and concentrates on the dark secrets that can occur within a marriage.The main character, Jean Taylor... Continue Reading →

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

If who we are is based on our memories of our past, then who do we become when we have no memories at all?  Christine wakes up each morning with no memory of who she is.  A traumatic brain injury wipes her memory each night as she sleeps.  Her husband, Ben, is a stranger to her and he... Continue Reading →

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

I just started watching a new Anglo-Canadian television production set in the five boroughs of old New York in the 1880's. The show "Copper" is gritty, showing the harsh differences between the wealthy and the poor during the era. While it is original and both well acted and written, it keep reminding me of a... Continue Reading →

1222 by Anne Holt

1222 is a deceptive  thriller in the vein of Agatha Christie's  " And Then There were None". a story where the killer walks among the innocent slowing picking off victims one at a time and the tension mounts as the survivors turn on each other.  The novel begins with a train derailment in the mountains... Continue Reading →

Dennis LeHane’s “Shutter Island”

I'm not much of a fiction reader.  I have trouble "getting into" the story.  I like movies, though, and I'm generally surprised by how many movies are made from books.  I think Leonardo DiCaprio has made some good films, too.  So, I was pretty excited when I saw trailers for Shutter Island - a mind... Continue Reading →

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