Busting Out with Books | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” crew venture gingerly out of their comfort zone to read 180-degree flips, genre switches, and favorite authors’ correspondence.

Top Historical Fiction | Day of Dialog 2018

What is it like to be a contemporary author writing about the past? At the final panel of the day, moderated by LJ senior editor Liz French, five novelists discussed the issues and challenges of writing historical fiction.

Fiction: Black, Cantero, Chase, Clayton, Drew, Huntley, Jewel, Leigh, McKay, and Williams | Xpress Reviews

Black spins a poetic and enthralling tale; highly recommended for fans of Scooby-Doo; shabby glamour and dark atmosphere make for an electric setting; for folks seeking a whip-smart erotic romance with nuance; an in-depth character study of a flawed man; resonating well among the current rash of psychological thrillers; with appeal to both the NA and YA markets; an eerie glow on the denizens of London’s criminal class; for those who enjoy unearthly tales grounded in historical events; the neatly tied-up conclusion is especially impressive

Fiction from Delaney, Fowler, Harris, Rankin, & Williams | Xpress Reviews

Delaney’s Big Brother–esque novel will consume psychological thriller enthusiasts; fans will find pleasures in Fowler’s sprawling, messy mystery; Harris’s sharp-eyed observations of human behavior are on the mark; the thrill of Rankin’s work is still fresh; Williams’s latest is a smart suggestion for fans of strong female characters

This Old House | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2016

When you pass an abandoned mansion, are you immediately transported back to a time when people were elegant and skeletons were hidden in every closet? Here are seven books that feature those fascinating edifices, with an atmospheric feel and parallel narratives that switch between time lines.

Fiction from Arlidge, Brown, Faulks, Gowda, Guez, Lee, Oates, and White, Williams, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

Another solid read from Arlidge; a beautiful and unusual book about familial love; Faulks’s new novel ends on a note of poignancy; a quick-paced and suspenseful story; Oates’s impossible loved story is ultimately heartbreaking; engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot