Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 5)

'TIL DEATH DO US PART by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Quick's appealing new direction somehow balances Gothic intensity and lighthearted wit."
A Victorian matchmaker becomes the target of a macabre stalker and turns to a reclusive mystery writer for help—and when the danger escalates, so does their relationship. Read full book review >
THE LAST MILE by David Baldacci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Riddled with implausible situations and light on the research, this plodding tale is for die-hard Baldacci fans only."
Amos Decker, Baldacci's hulking former NFL player and one-time police investigator, is back for a case involving death row inmates, a brutal double murder, and a shattered sports career. Read full book review >

BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A novel of quiet but deeply affecting moments."
Three generations of Indian women struggle with the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. Read full book review >
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Although the serenely levelheaded costumer designer gets to solve the mystery, Patrick often keeps her under wraps, and even the cameos by Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, and Preston Sturges aren't an adequate substitute. Here's hoping the promised series will redress the balance."
Patrick, a fig-leaf pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, debuts with a tale that entangles not-yet-famed costume designer Edith Head in a case of Hollywood murder. Read full book review >
ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Delight in this tale for its hilarious and endearing family drama, but don't expect to get the same level of romantics and Darcy-inflicted swoon that make the original untouchable."
Sittenfeld takes on the challenge of modernizing Pride and Prejudice as part of the Austen Project in her fifth novel (Sisterland, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

THE GIRL FROM THE PARADISE BALLROOM by Alison Love
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"In keeping with her name, Love delivers a satisfying romantic tale enhanced by its bittersweet aftertaste."
The loyalties of a close-knit Italian family living in England are tested by the complicated feelings of two members for partners outside their circle and the increasingly tense atmosphere heralding World War II. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT IN BERLIN by James MacManus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Detailed yet quick-moving, MacManus' tense, morally charged narrative ends with a possible sequel in sight."
In 1938, British army Col. Noel Macrae, a decorated World War I veteran, takes on an assignment as military attaché to the Berlin embassy. Read full book review >
NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >
THE EVERYTHING BOX by Richard Kadrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A supernatural comic caper that reads like one of the late Donald Westlake's Dortmunder novels sprinkled with some fairy dust."
A thief just out of prison is recruited to steal a powerful magical talisman. Read full book review >
HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A must for fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike novels."
Hand explores the darker side of the human psyche in this gripping urban suspense novel, a sequel to Available Dark (2013).Read full book review >
THE DARK LADY'S MASK by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An ambitious fictional biography burdened by an overly intricate plot."
The identity of Shakespeare's Dark Lady is still a mystery, but Sharratt's picaresque novel portrays one of the worthiest candidates. Read full book review >
IMPURE BLOOD by Peter Morfoot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A sprawling, ambitious series debut especially noteworthy for its attention to minor characters, its mix of byways and felonies, and its determination to throw every crime in the book at the Brigade Criminelle—except, presumably, the ones reserved for the sequels."
Morfoot launches a new series by mixing international terrorism with threats much closer to home—and the home is Nice. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >