Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Reading Ahead: November 2016, part 2

Sometimes, there is nothing better than losing yourself in a great read. And if you're a suspense and thriller reader, there are so many to choose from this time of year. Here are a few that just might be what you're looking for.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. Nineteenth in Connelly's long-running and much beloved Harry Bosch series (following 2015's The Crossing). Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it? The ailing magnate can trust no one but Bosch to investigate, but Bosch is startled to discover a link to his own past. Now he cannot rest until he uncovers the entire story. Also available in Large Print

The Twenty-Three, by Linwood Barclay. Barclay has kept his fans in suspense, but the wait is over! Here is the final installment of his Promise Falls Trilogy, following Broken Promise and Far From True. It’s the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms—and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town? And Detective Duckworth is investigating the murder of a college student, recognizing the killer's handiwork immediately. How does all of this tie together? Can the murder and mayhem be stopped before the death count rises? Barclay's signature style guarantees that readers will be on the edges of their seats to the very last page.

Chaos, by Patricia Cornwell. Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series has been running for a whopping 25 books and 26 years. And the fans simply cannot get enough. In this new novel, medical examiner Scarpetta determines early on that the seeming accidental death of a healthy young woman was anything but an Act of God. Her investigation is almost immediately plagued by anonymous harassment that is too coincidental to be unrelated to the young woman's death. When the media gets involved, beginning to drag Dr. Scarpetta's reputation through the mud, her need to solve the case goes from pressing to personal. Also available in Large Print

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