Dr. Zoe Goldman was first introduced in Sandra Block’s Little Black Lies. This debut was then followed by The Girl Without A Name. And now with The Secret Room, Zoe’s story comes to an end. While each of these books work perfectly well as stand-alone mysteries, the trilogy has a nice overall arc for its lead character, such that even though it is sad to know readers will not see Zoe again, her story has a very strong and fitting resolution.
High school is a turbulent time as young people struggle to ascertain who they are, what they want to do with their lives, and a myriad of other huge life-altering decisions. This makes it a perfect backdrop for a Lisa Scottoline novel – she loves nothing better than examining average life in the context of great stress. Her latest stand-alone, One Perfect Lie, is sure to have her many fans flocking to the bookstore.
From The Booking Desk:
Another week, another interesting selection of books to check out when you are next at the bookstore.
Friends do favors for each other all the time; so when Emily asks Stephanie to pick up her son after school, she thinks nothing of it. After all, she has to pick up her own son and the two boys love to have playtime, so no big deal, right? Except that Emily never comes to pick up her child later that evening and Stephanie realizes that something is very wrong. This is the set-up for Darcey Bell’s debut novel, A Simple Favor.
Like any good thriller should, Karen E. Olson’s Betrayed starts like a bullet – quickly gaining velocity and smashing through each obstacle in its path – before reaching a tension-filled climax guaranteed to please even the most jaded reader.
The dense relationship between Rebekah Roberts and Saul Katz has been one of the cornerstones of Julia Dahl’s series of mystery novels set in and around the Hasidic community of Brooklyn, New York. Through all of their highs and lows, Saul has always been important to Rebekah: as father figure, mentor, source, and above all, friend. It is no accident that Saul plays a pivotal role in Conviction, the third novel is this award-winning series.