Friday, September 26, 2014

The City by Dean Koontz

Jonah Kirk is a musical prodigy from a long line of musicians. He is beginning to explore the power of music when he crosses a group of dangerous individuals.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: Revival by Stephen King, The Children of Henry VIII by John Guy, and The Italian Wife by Ann Hood.

After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez is a detective working cold cases for extra money. He begins investigating the murder of a young woman named Julie who disappeared and was found dead ten years after the disappearance of her lover Felix Brewer. Felix vanished when he was facing a jail sentence, leaving behind Julie, his wife, and his daughters.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry, Invisible City by Julia Dahl, and A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante.

A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Samantha Adams is investigating the murder of Dr. John Taylor, a reconstructive surgeon who turned up dead in a hotel. Her investigation reveals that Taylor had many secret lives and that he was married to three different women in different cities around the country.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry, The Parallel Apartments by Bill Cotter, and Watching You by Michael Robotham.

The Dog Killer of Utica by Frank Lentricchia

Eliot Conte has abandoned his work as a PI in order to return to his love of teaching American literature. But when on of his students disappears, Conte must take up the case despite the unnerving series of murders of dogs that is taking place in the community.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Promise by Robert Crais, Personal by Lee Child, and Natchez Burning by Greg Iles.

You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Grace Reinhart Sachs is happy with her life: her loving husband, her young son, and her job as a pediatric oncologist. She is also the author of a book called You Should Have Known in which she tell women to follow their first instincts about men lest they run into trouble later on. Weeks before the book is published, her life is thrown into chaos and Grace must rethink all of her beliefs.

Reader who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante, The Vacationers by Emma Straub, and Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.

Prayer by Philip Kerr

Gil Martins is an FBI agent who handles cases of domestic terrorism. When he finds out he played a role in wrongfully condemning a man to death row, his faith is deeply shaken. Martins is faced with a new case in which both secular icons and the morally righteous are threatened.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty, A Lovely Way to Burn by Louise Welsh, and The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal.

In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa

A young Muslim girl raised by her three aunts, witnesses the violence now plaguing modern-day Syria. Filled with hatred, she becomes increasingly radical and launches herself into the fight for her religion, her country, and her own future.

Readers who enjoyed this book also enjoyed: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe, and Roby by Cynthia Bond.