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Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

jacket-aspxMoriarty had me with “Big Little Lies”… and than again with “What Alice Forgot”.  I could not wait to get my hands on this one.   Page after page, there is only one question you will keep asking:  What happened at the BBQ?  Actually, that’s what kept the pages turning.  I loved her back and forth in time style of writing, as with previous books.  However, you do get to a point where now you’re just annoyed because you still don’t know what happened at the BBQ, and you are nearing the end of the book!!  Her character development with the main characters Clementine and Erika is remarkable, especially as we get to see a shift in their relationship towards the end of the novel.  It would have been nice if she developed some of the other main characters more.  Overall, she does a great job exploring the underlying theme- how life changes forever by one event that occurred in the blink of an eye.  Not my favorite Moriarty book, but if you are a fan of hers, you will like it if not love it!

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Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand

jacket-aspxThe juicy keeps getting juicier in this trilogy.  I wrote about the first novel “Winter Street” last year around this time.  The second book,”Winter Stroll”, I had to read because the first one left off a bit too abruptly for my liking, and how could I not?  The final book in this trilogy, “Winter Storms” wraps it all up ever so nicely!  The Quinn family is back in Nantucket with all of their secrets, surprises, and scares- not without the drama of course!  If you want a fun quick read that will have you laughing and gasping… grab Hilderbrand’s Winter Street series.

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The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Loved this book!   Russian bodyguards, bachelor party-gone-wrong, escorts, dead people, girls fleeing…. all taking place in the Westchester home of the Chapmans (YES- all this inJacket.aspx just the first few chapters!!)  The author creates a very likeable character – Richard Chapman- whose life changes in the matter of a night.  Mainly told from the perspective of Richard and Alexandra, the “dark-haired girl”,  we piece together the “what” and “why” in this crime thriller and fall  in love with each character along the way.  Underneath the fast-paced drama, the author touches upon human trafficking, as well as the meaning of  family, love, and relationships.

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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg was named a Best Book of the Year by just about every reputable source.  It is a New York Times bestseller and long listed for some of the top literary awards.  June’s world is shattered with one tragic accident.  On the night before her daughter’s wedding, a disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend Luke.  The aftermath of the tragedy, brings in a web of character connections, tied together by heartbreak.  With the introduction of each character, you can feel the emotion and how the unexpected affects them all.  Through all the heartbreak, the love, forgiveness and hope makes this novel a great, inspiring read.

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Ok… sJacket.aspxo you find a letter that is only supposed to be read after your husband’s death.  I want to know who wouldn’t open it!! What happens after you have read it, and realize that you now harbor a secret so devastating that life as you know it is forever changed?  Moriarty fans will love this one!

 

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The Daughter by Jane Shemilt

JenJacket.aspxny did not know her world would continue to unravel, a year after her teenage daughter’s disappearance.  The happy family she thought she had turned out to be a lie, or did Jenny see the signs and ignored them?  She was a doctor, married to a neurosurgeon, and thought she had three beautiful happy kids.  Jenny only started learning the realities of her family after Naomi disappeared.  Now, a year later, she is still searching… and what she finds is even more disturbing as she realizes her daughter had many, many secrets.

 

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