Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April 2012 Movers & Shakers

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
 a review:  In this sci-fi thriller for young adults, 17-year-old Janelle is convinced that her classmate Ben brought her back to life from a fatal car accident. She snoops through her dad's FBI files and discovers a strange series of murders involving radiation burns and learns that a clock is ticking down—she has only 23 days, ten hours to find the truth. Suz calls it "incredibly thrilling and highly intelligent....Norris fills her novel full of suspense and the right amount of daring adventure."

 A Land More kind than home (a novel)by Wiley Cash
A review:A faith healing of an autistic child by a snake-handling preacher ends in tragedy: The boy dies in front of his little brother. The resulting investigation stirs up small-town secrets in this Southern gothic tale. Goodreads Author Lydia Netzer calls it a "quiet whirlpool of a novel that will pull you under and hold you fast...so deftly constructed you'll forget you're reading a book and not just listening to the characters talk."
 The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
a review:Destitute and facing a bleak choice, single father Travis Brown leaves his four-year-old daughter with a coffee shop waitress, a woman he barely knows, so he can work an illegal job he hopes will secure their future. The gig inevitably goes wrong, placing all three in danger.Cheryl says  the book highlights "a parent's unconditional love" and calls it "a 'transport' read, where I was so engrossed that I actually felt I was part of the story."

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