Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were 18? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.
Jessie and Wes have been friends , hockey rivals ,and young lovers who are not comfortable with their sexuality!
In Fathomless, the greatest predator the world has ever known is coming home in 2016. Carcharodon megalodon. The largest and most fearsome predator to have ever existed on our planet. Rumours of its existence in our modern oceans have persisted for centuries. Now, in a new adventure, the rumours explode into brutal and terrifying reality in Fathomless, by Greig Beck.
My knowledge of what a research team is capable of or responsible for is minimal at best. So I read this book for enjoyment only. The story was scary but enjoyable.
Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.
Overall I fully enjoyed this book.
However, I had a hard time accepting the coincidences that happened so frequently. Coincidences aside the story was well conceived and well written.
Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top 10 fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man.
I just found this series and will be looking for more like these
Scott Brick is one of my favorite readers starting back when I was reading Nelson DeMille about 15 years ago. Janet Evanovich has been keeping me entertained for over 20 years. (And we lived in Marietta, GA and the town was just developing. A brand we bookstor had opened and I was looking for a good book for a trip to the beach. The store owner asked me if I enjoyed comedy thrown in with my mystery and if I did he strongly recommend Janet E.)
Then in January I ran across Lee Goldberg in his latest (I think) .THE WALK. Again a book that is mostly disastet, but also filled with the same comedy as the other two authors.
So this book with so many of the elements that have drawn me to the other books was a no fail success.
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of 24 years.
Despite it's good first half that I felt did a great job of telling the story of Lotto's marriage with all the problems from his perspective
Part two supposedly tells the story from Matilda's point of view. My problem was that it skipped around so much I could't tell what was going on. There were parts that I could relate to part 1 ,others that seemed to come from nowhere.
Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn't easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight...or so he's always thought.
The two men in this book come from different place in life. One is in the real estate market preparing for a major deal. Nate has been straight all his life without ever suspecting he might be bi or gay
Alex is a retired hockey player who is openly gay and when he and Nate meet they both are drawn to one another but don't know why.
The telling of their love story is an enjoyable experience.
On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
This book is told by multiple participants and it contains their history and they are involvement in the crash.
This story of the crash is a mystery to the very end. In telling the multiple histories you get a hint of what might have happened but again it's not until the end when you realize what did happen.
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At St. Stephen's Academy, the students are on the verge of revolt. While the younger boys plot an insurrection, the older ones are preoccupied with sneaking out of bounds, thrashing each other, tearing each other's clothes off - or some combination of the three. Morgan Wilberforce, for one, can't take it any longer. Everything Wilberforce touches turns to disaster in his desperate attempts to fight off desire, boredom, and angst.
I found that Wilberforce was a very difficult listen. Most every time that I'd start to listen, I would lose track of the story almost immediately,and as a result I can only give the book a one star rating.
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No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Joe Hill makes me just as happy as his dad does when I finished one of his books...............
There is excitement, humor, sadness and happiness to be found in almost all of the books that I have read by Joe Hill. These are the elements that I look for in a book of any type.
The Fireman starts out with a wallop when basically the entire earth is burning in flames, but then slows down to a fairly typical pace when the book starts to hone in on the fireman and his crew of the various survivors and uninfected. The people of the novel are in a win and loose battle with the enemy, and the enemy is as much of a creature as any found in the more direct alien or monster books. Again, like his dad, regular people can be the worst horrors to exist
Kate Mullgrew's narration was excellent. However, you can tell that she isn't a true New Englander by the mispronunciations of some of the NH and Maine locations mentioned in the book.
(I wish that an audible book came with a paperback so that I could refer back to the elements of all the chapters, but because it doesn't and my memory sucks, I will leave this review as is.)
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When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.
A Little Life is both the worst and the best book I have listened to in ages. Without spoilers I it is difficult to find the words to explain the multiple interactions between Jude and his friends. Once you are aware of what keeps Jude from clicking like the rest of us some of his actions are more understandable. As you hear Jude's stories you may want to keep some tissues handy.