WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING

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WOW!  BEWARE OF YOUR BEST FRIEND!  THIS ASPIRING POLITICIAN CAUSES A DEADLY ACCIDENT ON THE WAY HOME FROM CELEBRATING HIS SUCCESSES.  HE KNOWS THIS WILL RUIN HIM SO HE DRAGS HIS BEST FRIEND, WHO IS IN A DRUNKEN STUPOR IN THE PASSENGER SEAT TO THE DRIVER’S SEAT AND FLEES THE ACCIDENT SCENE.  HE DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM HIS ALCOHOLIC FRIEND AND CONTINUES HIS RISE TO CONGRESS AND BEYOND CARRYING THE SECRET OF THAT NIGHT WITH HIM.   YOU DON’T NEED ENEMIES WHEN YOU’VE GOT A POLITICIAN FOR A BEST FRIEND!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident. Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good-hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene. As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom. But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the political superstar must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret. Author Joseph Hayes combines page-turning suspense with a poignant tale of inspiration and redemption as he asks, is “the greater good” just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching?

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FESTIVE IN DEATH

Cover of Festive in Death

BOY DO YOU GROW TO HATE TREY ZIEGLER, A PERSONAL TRAINER AT ALL THE RICH AND FAMOUS’ GYM.  HE STARTS MAKING HOME VISITS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY WITH A SPECIAL TEA AND ENDS UP SLEEPING WITH MOST OF THE TOWN’S WOMEN.  THE SORDID TALE GROW EVEN BIGGER WITH THE HUSBANDS PAYING TREY TO SLEEP WITH THEIR WIVES IN HOPES OF GRAND DIVORCE SETTLEMENTS.  TREY HAS FOUND HIS NICHE AND IS RAKING IN THE CASH UNTIL HE ENDS UP WITH HIS SKULL BASHED IN AND A KITCHEN KNIFE IN HIS CHEST.  THERE ARE SO MANY SUSPECTS BUT THE ONE WHO IS TRULY THE BEST SUSPECT MAY HAVE BEEN SET UP!  IT’S A FUN READ ESPECIALLY AROUND THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BUT YOU CAN ENJOY IT ANYTIME – I DID!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

Eve Dallas deals with a homicide—and the holiday season—in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.
Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

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ADRENALINE

WHAT A PAGE TURNER!  I HAD CHILLS WHEN THE WOMAN HAVING GALL BLADDER SURGERY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER ANESTHESIA BUT WAS PARALYZED YET COMPLETELY AWAKE AS THE SCALPEL CUT INTO HER AND WAS UNABLE TO UTTER A SCREAM!  YOUR ADRENALINE WILL BE PUMPING AS YOU READ ON!  ENJOY!

HERE IS THE PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:

Murder is the ultimate rush

When patients start dying unexpectedly in the O.R. at Mercy Hospital, anesthesiologist Doug Landry finds himself the focus of the blame. Is he really incompetent or is there some- thing more sinister going on? As Doug struggles to clear his name and unravel the secret of the mysterious deaths, it becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing the devastating truth. Doug becomes trapped in a grisly race against time to prevent more deaths–including his own.

From the boardroom to the recovery room to the thrilling climax in the operating room, Adrenaline is a heart-pounding, adrenaline rush of suspense, action and intrigue in an extremely realistic setting. If you like the novels of Robin Cook and Tess Gerritsen, Adrenaline will leave you breathless.

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THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS

THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS

I DID NOT EXPECT THIS TALE OF LOVE AND HATE!  YET I EXPERIENCED IT AND ENJOYED IT FROM START TO FINISH.  NORA DEFINITELY GRABS YOU WITH HER LOVE FOR HER STUDENT, REZA.  THEN SHE FALLS IN LOVE WITH SERENA AND HER HUSBAND, SKANDAR.  SEE HOW IT ALL UNFOLDS!

PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION:

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children, a masterly new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed and betrayed by a desire for a world beyond her own.

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her life arrives the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids–her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist.

When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora’s happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity–one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake.

Told with urgency, intimacy and piercing emotion, this brilliant novel of passion and artistic fulfillment explores the intensity, thrill–and the devastating cost–of embracing an authentic life.

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GONE GIRL

GONE GIRL

I LOVED THIS BOOK FOR THE SECOND TIME AROUND!  Didn’t realize I read it before until I started remembering the Amazing Amy Books and other small things.  But then the book took a turn I didn’t remember and I just had to keep reading – you will too!!

Here is what the library has to say:

Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl‘s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media–as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents–the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter–but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

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15 SECONDS

15-seconds

This was s super fun read – action packed from start to finish!  Andrew Gross did a great job of revealing who is framing Henry Steadman and why.  

Here is an excerpt about the book – it’ll grab you and you’ll have to read the book!

15 seconds can tear your life apart . . .

Henry Steadman didn’t know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting chase to stay alive.

Stopped by the police for a minor traffic violation, the situation escalates and he is pulled from his vehicle, handcuffed and told he is under arrest. Several other police cars arrive and the questioning turns scary, but just as Henry is released and about to move on, a blue sedan pulls up and the officer is suddenly killed. As the car speeds away, there is only one suspect left behind–Henry. In that moment, his idyllic life becomes a free fall into hell as he becomes the target of a police manhunt, as well as being pursued by a cunning, unnamed perpetrator bent on some kind of vengeance.

When Henry turns to a close friend for help, and he, too, ends up dead, Henry realizes he’s being elaborately framed. But in a chilling twist, the stakes grow even darker, and he is unable to go to the police to clear his name, without bringing on dire and deadly consequences.

With breakneck pacing and nonstop action, 15 Seconds shows what can happen when even the best life is turned upside down in an instant. It is also the story of an innocent man, framed for murder, who has to save the person he loves the most, all while being drawn closer and closer to an inevitable face-to-face standoff with a man determined to destroy his life.