An undercover cop reluctantly returns to the Irish neighborhood where he grew up when a discovery in an abandoned house forces him to reconsider the event that changed his life over 20 years ago. Though technically part of the Dublin Murder Squad series, this novel functions perfectly well as a standalone. Tana French takes a… Read More Faithful Place by Tana French
“Another year, and I still don’t like old people.” Hendrik Groen decides to start 2013 by keeping a diary of his days at a care home in North Amsterdam. He has many opinions on “the oldies” as he calls them, and about the world at large, that he shares amidst the everyday monotony of the… Read More The Secret Life of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen
Trevor Noah was raised an outsider in South Africa during the time apartheid ended. He was a mixed race kid raised in a black family so he did not feel at home with any one faction. His mother raised him with discipline, religion, and a desire for learning. But Trevor still nearly took a disastrous… Read More Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Women’s AA fiction; funny; skims the surface of serious issues.
Bennie first represented Jason when he was a juvenile thrown in jail for fighting in school. Years later, the case still haunts her, so, when Jason asks her to represent him again, Bennie feels obligated even though the murder case against him is formidable. Scottoline takes us back to the first case when Bennie… Read More Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline