Whiskey Beach, by Nora Roberts
Don’t Go, by Lisa Scottoline
NOS4A2, by Joe Hill
Maya’s Notebook, by Isabel Allende
12th of Never, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Fly Away, by Kristin Hannah
Now, what catches your eye? There are several, certainly, which are obvious choices. For me, that definitely includes Nora Roberts. Whiskey Beach provides readers with everything they look forward to in a Nora Roberts novel: detailed character back-story, fast pacing, smart dialogue, a great love story. After public scandal, Eli Landon returns to the old family home at Whiskey Beach to hide and to heal. Abra Walsh, local housekeeper and a fixture in the beach community, helps Eli regain control of his life. Yet even as they find more than they were looking for with one another, they also become trapped in a centuries-old net of lies and deceit that may destroy them both. I'm looking forward to a rainy weekend to devour this one!
Wondering about the title of Joe Hill's latest darkly comic novel? NOS4A2 is the vanity plate on the 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith belonging to main character Charles Talent Manx, a very bad guy. One of the few to ever escape Manx's clutches was Victoria McQueen, who has spent the years since that escape growing up and trying to put the past behind her. Manx, however, has never forgotten, and now he's on the road again, this time looking for Victoria's own son. This looks like a good vs. evil battle for the ages, and I'm absolutely itching to get my hands on a copy!
I'll be back on Thursday to wrap up the list, so in the meantime, happy reading.