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This is THE thriller to read this summer!

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We've all read the stories in newspapers - a woman goes missing and the husband is the prime suspect. And he loudly proclaims his innocence....even as the evidence mounts....

Gillian Flynn put her own spin on this idea in her latest book - Gone Girl.

It is the day of Nick and Amy's fifth anniversary. It is also the day Amy disappears. Left behind - the first cryptic clue in a treasure hunt Amy always sets up for Nick.

Holdin' Out for a Hero

 I first 'discovered' Ace Atkins with last year's release of The Ranger - the first book featuring Quinn Colson. I loved it and have been eagerly awaiting the next in this series.

Just a great, fun read! (and no, it's not about polygamy...)

 
Oh, I absolutely adored Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon! It's clever, warm, witty, charming, funny, quirky, thoughtful, entertaining - did I say clever? And just - well - just a really good read!

Alice Buckle has been happily married for over twenty years, but lately finds herself wondering about many things - her children, her health, her job and more, but most notably her relationship with her husband. They seem to be drifting apart. Or is it just settling into mid life together?

#22 and I still love this series!

 John Sandford is back with the latest installment (#22) - Stolen Prey - in his wildly successful and hugely popular series featuring Lucas Davenport, an agent for the Minnesota

One for the beach bag....


 I always enjoy looking at covers first, imagining what the story inside will be. Moving on and lots of baggage? And I wasn't far off.......

Lucy Bloom (loved the name) has seriously downsized - in fact she's sold just about everything she owned, including her house.  Why?

You'll recognize the settings...

 Stray Bullets is Toronto lawyer Robert Rotenberg's  third novel and it releases today. I have to say - Rotenberg keeps getting better and better.

You'll recognize the settings...

 Stray Bullets is Toronto lawyer Robert Rotenberg's  third novel and it releases today. I have to say - Rotenberg keeps getting better and better.

Dear Sir: I am writing you today....

When I think of  Canadian author Will Ferguson, it is his travel memoirs that immediately spring to mind. That and his rich sense of humour (He has won The Leacock Medal for Humour numerous times.)

419 takes us in a completely different direction....

We've all received them. In fact Barrister Salvadore Gallarto sent me one this morning.

Mystery with a twist

 I read Rosamund Lupton's debut novel 'Sister' last year.