Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reading Ahead: August 2014, part 2

Summer is prime time for thrillers of all kinds--on the big screen, on the small screen, and (my favorite) on the page.  If your idea of a great summer includes giving yourself goosebumps, I've got some ideas for you.

Don’t Look Back, by Gregg Hurwitz

Private Down Under, by James Patterson and Michael White

No Safe House, by Linwood Barclay

The Lost Island, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Now, what's making my to-read list?  Linwood Barclay's new novel, for sure, because he's one of the best suspense writers out there right now, in my humble opinion.   Readers may remember Terry Archer and his family from No Time For Goodbye, as they experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives.  Now, Terry and wife Cynthia still live apart, as Cynthia tries to deal with her demons and they both try and protect daughter Grace, who is now a rebellious teenager.  That rebellious streak, however, may just get them all killed when she follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house and the past comes roaring back at the Archers once again.  Barclay is a master of plotting and pacing--this should be a must-reader for suspense and thriller readers this summer.

I'm back on Thursday with more suspense and thrillers.  In the meantime, happy reading!

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