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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl

KT, January 1, 2013

This thrilling story of a missing woman is told by two people. The missing woman and her husband. The narration alternates between them, one beginning when they met and the other from today. It goes on this way until the stories meet. The audiobook uses two voices - a man and a woman. It is a very exciting story and perfectly easy to imagine.
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Broken Harbor by Tana French
Broken Harbor

KT, August 4, 2012

I've read all three of French's mysteries and this is the best yet. The father and his two young children are dead and his wife is in intensive care. The story is contemporary as it concerns the busted housing and employment markets in Ireland. And what it could do to one's mental health. I read the book in about five sittings and was entirely wrapped up in the characters. The story is that compelling. French is in the habit of developing a character in the current novel to star in the next so I'm trying to guess who it will be.
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The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin Mysteries) by M C Beaton
The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)

KT, January 20, 2012

I love finding a new series and this is a winner. There are over 20 books in the series. Agatha Raisin is a sharp-witted acerbic tongued former owner of a PR business in London. When she sells her company and moves to the country she gets into the habit of solving murders and eventually opens her own detective agency. In the first novel, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, Agatha enters a local baking contest with a store bought quiche. One of the judges is poisoned by the quiche and dies. Her first mystery. Agatha loves her g&t, cigarettes, has small bear eyes but great legs, frequently diets, and has a varied romantic life. The cast of recurring characters is terrific. The plots are well crafted but it's the characters that I most enjoy. Agatha takes no prisoners.
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You Don't Love This Man (P.S.) by Dan DeWeese
You Don't Love This Man (P.S.)

KT, January 20, 2012

I picked up this book because it is nominated for the Ken Kesey fiction award as well it should be. The story happens the day of Paul's daughter Miranda's wedding. The groom is his former best friend. Paul is a bank manager and his branch has just been robbed by the same man that robbed him 25 years earlier when he was a teller. And the bride is missing. The story is written in flashbacks beginning with the first bank robbery. Paul is an ordinary man with an ordinary life. The story is so beautifully written that I found myself rereading sections thinking 'yes, this is exactly how that feels'.
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You Don't Love This Man: A Novel by Dan DeWeese
You Don't Love This Man: A Novel

KT, January 19, 2012

I picked up this book because it is nominated for the 2012 Ken Kesey award for fiction as well it should be. The story is of Paul on the day of his daughter's wedding. He is the manager of a bank that was robbed that morning by a man that robbed him 25 years earlier when he was a teller. His daughter, Miranda, is supposed to marry Paul's former best friend but she has disappeared. The story is told in flashbacks over the past 25 years. Author Dan DeWeese writes beautifully about an average man and his average life on a day that is not at all average. It was difficult to read slowly but I wanted to savor the excellent writing. I look forward to DeWeese's future work.
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