Sunburn

In a small town in Delaware, Polly is having a drink at a bar when Adam walks in and takes notice. She’s gorgeous and he’s handsome; a spark of mutual attraction. They each tell the other that they’re just passing through with no intention of putting down roots. However, plans are abandoned when the two…

The Dead Zone

Following a four and a half year coma, Johnny Smith awakens to psychic powers that allow him to see the future.  As he predicts events over time, Johnny struggles with the responsibilities that go hand in hand with these new abilities.   Should he prevent inevitable tragedies?  If so, how can he persuade skeptics to believe…

Idol Threat

Following a brief retirement, Shane Bishop returns to the west coast of the United States to investigate the disappearance of his estranged daughter, Iris.   Before vanishing, Iris gets mixed up with The Church of Solarism, a dangerous and mysterious new-age cult with its sights set on taking over the United States and installing a Fourth…

Alice Isn’t Dead

Alice is dead.  Or is she? From the creator of the wildly popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, comes a story about a young woman roaming the highways of America as a truck driver looking for her wife whom she believes to still be alive.  Along the way she will encounter deformed. zombie-like men and…

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

Reality never changes.  Only our recollections of it do.  Whenever a moment passes, we pass along with it into the realm of memory.  And in that realm, geometries change.  Contours shift, shades lighten, objectivities dissolve.  Memory becomes what we need it to be. Neurosurgeon Jake Breaker recalls a summer spent in Niagara Falls many years…

World Gone By

Seven years after the events of Live By Night, Dennis Lehane’s World Gone By picks up as Joe Coughlin settles into a position acting as a bridge between the criminal underworld and high society.  Coughlin makes a lot of people a lot of money, which means a lot of people are very happy – so…

Sharp Objects

Chicago-based reporter Camille Preaker travels back to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to investigate a rash of murders targeting the town’s children. I think I bought this book shortly after I had read Gone Girl in 2014.  I was desperate for more Gillian Flynn.  However, the book sat on my shelf, unread, for four…

Katerina

James Frey’s new novel, Katerina, takes place between Paris in 1992 and Los Angeles in 2017.  It is the story a young writer trying to carve out his place in the world and a torrid love affair that consumes him to his core. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an…