I have just borrowed these 4 books from the library and I cannot wait to get through all of them. I wanted to borrow 2 of them but ended up taking 4. Oh well, the more the merrier right.. and it justifies a trip to the library.
I went to borrow ‘Creep’ (recommended by Goodreads) & ‘Every Last One’ (recommended by a book blogger)
1. Creep – Jennifer Hillier: I have since finished this in 24 hours, so I will do a review on this soon.
Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead’s song “Creep,” this taut thriller—Jennifer Hillier’s superb debut—rockets from its seductive opening to a heartpounding climax not easily forgotten.
If he can’t have her . . .
Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. An expert in human behavior. And when she began an affair with sexy, charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, riddled with guilt when they weren’t, she knows the three-month fling with her teaching assistant has to end. After all, she’s finally engaged to a kind and loving investment banker who adores her, and she’s taking control of her life. But when she attempts to end the affair, Ethan Wolfe won’t let her walk away.
. . . no one else can.
2. Every Last One – Anna Quindlen : I heard this one has a huge twist – cant wait to get to it.
Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction
Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence. What happens afterwards is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible line of hope and healing that connects one human being with another. Ultimately, in the hands of Anna Quindlen’s mesmerizing prose, Every Last One is a novel about facing every last one of the the things we fear most, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel, to live a life we never dreamed we’d have to live but must be brave enough to try.
3. Murder Ballard – Jane Hill: This book was just beside ‘Creep’ and it caught my eye. Have started reading this yesterday..
Genre: Mystery/ Crime
Stumbling headlong into a passionate fling and an impromptu marriage to music star Trey, Maeve’s life is about to change beyond recognition. Trey wants to whisk her off to his country house in North Carolina and Maeve follows him without a backward glance. But when she first lays eyes on her new home — a dilapidated old cabin in the middle of nowhere — she begins to feel uneasy. Nothing quite matches up to what she’s been led to expect and, below the surface, a dark secret lies buried that has never been resolved. Too late Maeve realizes that she is all alone in a strange country, sharing a life with a man she hardly knows.
4. A Summer Affair – Elin Hinderbrand: I don’t usually pick out romance novels but this one caught my eye surprisingly.
Genre: Chick Lit
Claire Danner Crispin, mother of four young children and nationally renowned glassblower, bites off more than she can chew when she agrees to co-chair a huge benefit concert on Nantucket. Claire is asked to chair the Nantucket Children Summer Gala, at least in part, because she is the former high school sweetheart of world famous rock star, Max West. Max agrees to play the benefit and it looks like smooth sailing for Claire—until she agrees to create a “museum-quality” piece of glass for the auction, pre-emptorily offers her best friend the catering job, goes nose-to-nose with her Manhattan socialite co-chair, and begins a “good-hearted” affair with the charity’s Executive Director, Lockhart Dixon.