Behind Her Eyes – The BOLO Books Review

Some novels arrive with a media buzz attached and one never knows if the hype will live up to the reality. In the case of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, regardless of what readers might think of the unusual genre-hopping, there is no denying that the payoff at the end justifies the means to get there. This is a well-crafted novel – clever and authentic with some deep characterization.

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Ian Rankin @ The Ivy Bookshop

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Ian Rankin brought his 30th Anniversary of Rebus Tour to The Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington, Maryland.

The bookshop was filled to capacity as befits an author or Mr. Rankin’s stature, along with the fact that his tours of the US are less frequent than some other UK-based authors.

As always, I like to post here a few highlights as I know there are many readers who are not in locations where these tours might stop, but who are none the less interested in hearing what their favorite authors have to say.

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BOLO – Week of February 12, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so if you are looking for a book for that loved one (or for yourself), there are several contenders being released tomorrow.

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Willow Walk – The BOLO Books Review

When SJI Holliday’s debut novel, Black Wood, appeared in 2015, it was immediately clear that she was not going to follow standard genre conventions. Just as she did with that novel, the second in the series – Willow Walk – defies expectations while still telling a gripping crime story.

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My Sister’s Bones – The BOLO Books Review

One of the most powerful things about fiction is that at times it can allow us to experience situations that are foreign to us in a tangible way. Some novels allow us to travel to a distant time or place, walk in the footsteps of another, or see events through another’s eyes. What these methods have in common is that they reach the reader in ways that can actively affect real lives, not just those of the fictional characters on the page.

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BOLO – Week of February 5, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

I trust that everyone has recovered from that Super Bowl. Not to be outdone, this week’s list of books to watch out for features some heavy-hitters vying for your attention.  Any one of these – or all of these – would be worth your time and money.

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