Thursday, August 3, 2017

Reading Ahead: September 2017, part 1

I know, this is the part of the blog that is tough. But we're already talking about September books. However! Thanks should be given to the fact that I am not talking about holiday books.


The Saboteur, by Andrew Gross. One last August release that somehow slipped past me until the eleventh hour. In his new historical thriller, following his very popular The One Man (2016), Gross follows the actions of a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to single-handedly end the one threat that could alter the course of WWII. Fans will want to make sure to snap this one up. 

A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. In the vein of his previous historical epics, The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, Follett's latest begins in 1558, when the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down upon a town torn apart: Catholics vs. Prostestants, royalty vs. commoners. In the turbulent years to come, readers follow two star-crossed lovers who find themselves on opposing sides, their love surely doomed by circumstance. Or is it?

The Cuban Affair, by Nelson Demille. Demille (Radiant Angel, 2015, etc.) introduces a new character (possibly the first in a new series?) in his latest outing. US army combat veteran turned boat captain, Daniel "Mac" MacCormick, seems to be living the good life in Key West, chartering his fishing boat. But his finances are more than a little shaky, and he reluctantly agrees to take a job after initially refusing: the price is right, but it feels off. He'll either walk away rich...or not at all...

Don't Let Go, by Harlan Coben. It's not just the big secrets that can fracture a relationship, a family, or a town--it's the little lies, too. For fifteen years, New Jersey detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas has been working to find the truth, not just on the job, but the truth behind his own personal tragedies: the suspicious death of his twin brother, Leo, and the disappearance of his girlfriend, Maura. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the car of a suspected murderer, Nap latches onto this clue, digging ever deeper. And what he finds may be darker than what he'd ever imagined. Coben is known for his twisted psychological thrillers; expect this one to be on par.
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