Friday, October 10, 2014

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

This is the third book in the Lightbringer series. Gavin Guile has been enslaved by pirates and has lost the ability to draft. The Chromeria search for the lost Prism, to defend them. Meanwhile a secret war has broken out between noble houses.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett, Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan, and Skybreaker by Brandon Sanderson.

Full Measure by T. Jefferson Parker

Patrick Norris, a veteran newly returned from Afghanistan, returns home to find his parent's San Diego avocado farm has burned in a wildfire. Patrick decides to stay and help rebuild what his family had lost, but the destructive actions of his brother Ted force him to make a difficult decision.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera, The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain, and The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg.

The Accident by Chris Pavone

Isabel Reed is a literary agent who just finished reading an anonymous manuscript full of explosive revelations; Hayden Gray is a veteran CIA agent who is determined to stop this story from being published; and the mysterious unnamed author is in hiding, trying to make up for a lifetime of lies. Over the course of one day, all of their lives will collide as the varied cast of interested parties make their play to either promote of squash the story.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Tenth Witness by Leonard Rosen, The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer, and Secretariat Reborn by Susan Klaus.

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, a loving wife and an adoptive mother, who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Scott Coffman is a middle school teacher who has been fostering a young boy while his mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left to be with the people that they love.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, Rooms by Lauren Oliver, and We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas.

Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

This is the twenty-ninth novel in the Stone Barrington series. Stone Barrington finds himself a material witness to a series of crimes committed on Manhattan’s elite. Stone must work with his former partner to discover who is using the world of high-end security to victimize the privileged few.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins, Resistant by Michael Palmer (Dr. Lou Welcome series), and Bombshell by Catherine Coulter (FBI Thriller series).

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Vivian Schuyler is a young woman who defied her parents by taking a job at Metropolitan magazine. One day, she receive in the mail a suitcase from her aunt Violet Schuyler Grant of whose existence she had never before known. Vivian begins to put together Violet's story: she was a physicist in prewar Germany who began in affair with  Lionel Richardson, a captain in the British Army.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: That Summer by Lauren Willig, The Beautiful American by Jeanne MacKin, and Goodnight June by Sarah Jio.

The Antiquarian by Gustavo Faveron Patriau

Gustavo, a renowned psycholinguist, is contacted by Daniel, a former friend who has been confined to a psychiatric hospital for murdering his fiancée. Daniel says he wants to confess what really happened, but as the story unfolds, Gustavo is drawn into the mystery.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Hunter and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett, The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham, and I'll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin.