Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Whistling Past The Graveyard

By Susan Crandall

In the summer of 1963, 9 year-old Starla runs away from her grandmother's house. She hopes to reach Nashville. Starla wants to find her mother, who abandoned her and her father when she was 3.

What follows is the heart wrenching yet heart warming tale of her adventure. On her way to Nashville, she meets Eula, a young black woman. They travel together, and nothing is ever the same again for either of them. They journey through the deep South, encountering trouble everywhere they go.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. If you enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees or The Help, you will like it too.

~ Kathy

Monday, July 8, 2013

Six Years

By Harlan Coben

A  stand-alone title with all the suspense you came to expect from Coben. Six years ago Jake Sanders watched his lover marry someone else. When he hears of the husband's death he goes to the funeral to see the widow - but it's not his lover. Jakes starts to wonder what happened. When he begins to investigate, things come to light that trigger a reaction he never expected.

~ Rochelle


Truth Stained Lies

By: Terri Blackstock

Cathy is a former lawyer who now writes commentary on her blog about high-profile homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she is going to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, she doesn’t take it too seriously. Then her brother’s wife is murdered and the killer stages the crime to point to her brother. All the while, she is receiving threats and it looks more and more like the murder and the threats are related. Cathy and her sisters know her brother is innocent and they put their heads together to solve this murder. As they get closer to the truth, their brother’s five-year old son is kidnapped and in serious danger.  Time is running out for Cathy’s brother and nephew. Can they solve the mystery in time?

~ Dixie