One Way or Another, by Elizabeth Adler. One moment Angie Morse is standing on the deck of a large luxury yacht and the next she feels a stinging blow to her head, followed by a push. She is in the water and can see people on the yacht, but they don't seem to notice that she is gone, and all seem to have deliberately turned their backs as the yacht begins to slowly pull away from her. Each one had a reason for getting rid of her, though she would never have thought it would come to this. Until now. Revenge burns so deeply inside her that she knows she will survive somehow. She will get them. Each one of them-three men and one woman. She will get them all. One way or another.
Badlands, by C.J. Box. Box is the author of the award winning Joe Pickett series, but here he brings readers something a little different. The small North Dakota town where 12-year-old Kyle lives with his mother is booming, thanks to the discovery of oil nearby. But oil money means drug money, which means gangs. No one's more aware of that than Cassie Dewell, the new deputy sheriff, who's been running into body parts clearly placed to shake her. Meanwhile, Kyle, who may be considered slow by the townsfolk but who really wants to help his mom, pins his hopes on a package, left behind after a car wreck, that his mom's boyfriend says will make their fortune. If you haven't read Box before, this would be the perfect opportunity to start.
Perfect Touch, by Elizabeth Lowell. Dedicated careerist Sarah "Sam" Maddox circles the globe to find the best artwork for her clients, while Jay Vermillion is putting all his efforts into the family ranch in Wyoming he's just inherited. Neither has time for love, but it happens anyway when Jay hires Sam. Then a pair of too-close-for-comfort murders really throw them together. Lowell has a long list of contemporary romantic suspense novels to her credit, so expect good things. Also available in Large Print.
July is bringing some excellent novels that are perfect for reading on the beach or at poolside, so come on back this Thursday and I'll have reviews ready for you. In the meantime, happy reading!