Daily Archives: June 2, 2013

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die – April Henry

Another thriller from April Henry!  The story opens with Cady regaining consciousness after being tortured.  Whatever she has been through, including having her fingernails pulled out, has caused amnesia.  Now the bad guys are planning to drag her outside and … Continue reading

Posted in mystery, suspense

Far, Far Away – Tom McNeal

What an odd yet enchanting story!  The author weaves a study of the Grimm Fairy Tales into a murder mystery.  The ghost of Jacob Grimm wandered for years until he found a special boy, Jeremy Johnson Johnson, who could hear … Continue reading

Posted in folklore, highly recommend, realistic fiction | Tagged

Rush – Eve Silver

The story opens with a dramatic, heroic and ultimately self-sacrificing, rescue of a small child.  Our main character dies.  But did she?  She is resurrected to play a “game” that requires painful fights with Earth-invading aliens.  Sprinkled with bits of … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, science fiction, suspense

The King’s Deception – Steve Berry

Gary Malone is one angry teenager.  Not surprising, considering his mother has just revealed that he’s the result of an affair. That the man he has always called “Dad” isn’t really his dad. His mother has refused to tell him … Continue reading

Posted in adult, highly recommend, mystery

Cotton Tenants: Three Families – James Agee, photographs by Walker Evans

In the summer of 1936 James Agee, then a staff writer for Fortune magazine, was commissioned to write an article on sharecroppers in Alabama.  He and Walker Evans, a staff photographer, spent two months observing three families, chronicling every aspect … Continue reading

Posted in adult, nonfiction | Tagged

Life After Theft – Aprilynne Pike

Jeff is new in town, so he assumes that practical jokes on the first day of school just come with the territory.  When he runs into a cute girl in the hallway who claims to be dead, the only explanation … Continue reading

Posted in paranormal, realistic fiction