Almost Famous | LJ Reviews, April 1, 2016

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A sweet and heartfelt debut novel for readers who have dreamed of being swept off their feet by a famous movie star; a fast-paced novel that will have readers immersed in the heady feeling of an alcohol-fueled affair with one of the sexiest men alive; a funny, romantic, chick lit novel about a second chance at love

Fiction from Baldacci, Hunter, and Debuter Kessler | Xpress Reviews

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Another exciting read from a thriller master Baldacci, an emotionally charged, faith-based love story of forgiveness and trust from Hunter, fans of Karin Slaughter or Tess Gerritsen will enjoy this exciting new series from Kessler

Fiction from Bradford, Gaylin, Harrington, McKinty, and Straub | Xpress Reviews

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A charming romance peppered with Shakespearean quotations, a compelling protagonist from Gaylin, an exciting tale of intrigue despite some discrepancies, a strong moral point of view from McKinty, a master of two genres: that’s Straub

Robin Wasserman, Noah Hawley, & Emma Straub | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Five fiction picks for May

Stolen Children | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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A solid read that fans of Debbie ­Howells, Julia Dahl, and Laura Lippman will ­appreciate; set against the lush but corrupt coastal resorts of southern ­Portugal, a novel that is sure to please those who relish the untangling of crimes in ­exotic locales

Fiction from Coben and Scottoline, plus a Nonstop Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Fans and those new to Coben will devour this stand-alone; the whodunit plot of this debut is so clever that readers will forgive the unnecessary dialog; as has come to be expected, this is a page-turner that will satisfy the Scottoline faithful

Fiction from Kerr, Liu, McAdams, plus a Debut and Akashic Noir | Xpress Reviews

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An unstellar police procedural debut, the marvelous return of Bernie Gunther, Lui’s short speculative fiction, McAdams is an excellent choice for romance lovers, plus two volumes of Akashic’s “Noir” series

On Location: Landscapes in Literature | The Reader’s Shelf, March 1, 2016

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Readers who select books for their settings do so not just for geographic coordinates or temporal sites; they seek books of varied locations evoked from milieu and detail as well. Here are six debuts, ranging in time and space, which demonstrate the many ways of making places known.

Women Cops | LJ Reviews

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This first novel by a retired police officer from Atlanta unfortunately fails to deliver an effective story; fans of Dial’s (Unnatural Murder) “Josie Corsino” series will enjoy this early look at Josie (as an unmarried rookie) and other characters

Fisher Fiction | LJ Reviews

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The ­Arrangement is more ­successful with the ­history of Fisher and Parrish’s relationship than with capturing emotion, while The ­Theoretical Foot overall presents an ­engaging read