Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.
I found the everyday conversations between characters to be too much. It was difficult to stay involved in the book, unlike many others that draw you in and hold you there until the end. This wasn't the narrator's fault.
A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.
Not your typical true crime book, but very good. It's easy to relate to the author's obsession with catching the killer.
A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence? Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.
What's not to love? I really enjoyed the main character. Like another reviewer, I was relieved that he didn't have a ton of baggage, just a likable guy. The narrator did a great job as well. Looking for more from this author!
Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family, and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair.
I loved Gone Girl so much that I've listened and watched the movie several times. I struggled to finish this book because it felt like a cheap imitation. I won't completely ruin the book by listing all the similarities. However, I will say that while the twist at the end was interesting, it also felt like too little too late.
Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.
Interesting story about the top secret work these women did and how it brought the war to it's end
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Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.
First time Donlea reader and I was not disappointed. Narrator did a great job with the story as well.
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
I'm a huge Grisham fan. A Time to Kill was the first book I read. I definitely enjoy the legal thrillers the most. I honestly just didn't get into this book like I usually do. Maybe because I didn't especially like the main characters.
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College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.
Lately, I've developed a pattern of reading 4 or 5 mediocre books for every good/ decent book. I'm pretty open as far as the types of books, but lately it really seems like a lot of authors are just phoning it in. It's nice to get that book that makes you hungry to read again!
Birdman showcases Hayder at her spine-tingling best as beloved series character Jack Caffery tracks down a terrifying serial killer. In his first case as lead investigator with London's crack murder squad, Detective Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London.
Seriously, one of the most frightening books I've read, and I love Stephen King! Definitely looking into more from this author!
Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.
The first book l remember reading was Grisham's A TIME TO KILL. I was instantly hooked and read everything he'd published. I would anxiously await each new book, buy it as soon as it came out, and consume it in no time. Camino Island started like many other Grisham books and grabbed my attention right away. Unfortunately, it was short lived. I soon lost interest and only continued listening because it felt so wrong not to finish one of his books! Nothing against the narrator, she did a fine job.