Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Reading Ahead: April 2017, part 3

As the weather warms up (don't look out the window just now...), the publishing industry heats up as well! Here are a few thrillers to warm your blood while we wait for Spring!

Fast and Loose, by Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone’s skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. A must for series fans.

The Red Hunter, by Lisa Unger. Unger is my go-to recommendation for thriller fans looking for a new author to try. Here, Unger tackles the question "What's the difference between justice and revenge?" For Claudia, her perfect life fell apart after a brutal assault, and she sought a fresh start blogging about her home restoration project, though said home has a long and unpleasant history. For Zoey, a childhood trauma has haunted her into adulthood as a simmering rage that fuels her. On two very different paths, these very different women are on a collision course, as Zoey's unaddressed issues and Claudia's new beginning both stem from a single residence.

All By Myself, Alone, by Mary Higgins Clark. Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, gem and jewelry exper Celia Kilbride hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea Lady Em is found dead—and the necklace is missing. Celia sets out to find the killer, unaware at the peril in which she has placed herself...

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