Nancy R.

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline (2018)

afterannaLisa Scottoline’s latest novel is a fast-paced family drama with numerous twists and turns. Noah and Maggie, both in second marriages, are confronted with lies, manipulation, and guilt. I never expected the ending! Check out After Anna today.
Nancy R.

Find Her by Lisa Gardner (2016)

After surviving 472 days kidnapped by a sexual predator, kept in a coffin-sized box and slowly starved, Flora Dane is rescued. She tells her story only once, to FBI victim advocate Samuel Keynes. When D. D. Warren, a Boston detective, is called to the scene of a brutal murder committed by Flora, she learns that Flora has been involved in three other incidents since her return to society. D. D. Warren wonders if Flora is a victim or a vigilante and whether she can assist in the Stacey Summers case, a college student who has been missing for three months.

Lisa Gardner’s Find Her will give you an awareness of trauma bonding, the effects violent crimes have on the victim and their families, and the psychology of sadistic sexual predators. Discover other titles featuring D. D. Warren.
Nancy R.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (2016)

When a small charter plane with 11 passengers on board crashes mysteriously shortly after takeoff from Martha's Vineyard, only two individuals survive: Scott Burroughs, a painter, and JJ, the 4-year-old son of a multimillionaire founder of a network. After the crash, Scott hears JJ's cries, finds him in the dark night, and manages to get back to land with JJ on his back.

Throughout the novel, author Noah Hawley takes you backward and forward in time to learn about each of the 11 passengers and what brought them together on the doomed plane. The investigation into the crash and commentaries by the network headliner Bill Cunningham, who goes to illegal ends for information, keeps you hooked throughout Before the Fall.
Nancy R.

Home by Harlan Coben (2016)

homeTen years ago, two boys—Patrick Moore and Rhys Baldwin—both from wealthy families, are kidnapped. Ransom was demanded and dropped off but not retrieved. Rhys' mother's cousin, Win Lockwood, has been determined to bring both boys home ever since. When Win receives a strange message that the boys have been spotted in London, Win enlists the help of his best friend, Myron, to help him in his search. Home is a quick, exciting thriller from Harlan Coben!
Nancy R.

Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill (2012)

mrskennedyThis book is a wonderful accolade to Jacqueline Kennedy. Clint Hill's story is beautifully written as he relives the happiness and agony of his time spent as Mrs. Kennedy's secret service agent.

Watch Clint Hill discuss Mrs. Kennedy and Me on C-SPAN.

Nancy R.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2009)

stillaliceAn esteemed college professor at Harvard, Alice Howland, who is at the height of her career, starts noticing she is forgetting things. When she receives the devastating diagnosis that she has early onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice struggles to continue working. Still Alice by Lisa Genova is an inspiring and heartbreaking book. I am looking forward to seeing the Oscar-nominated movie!
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Nancy R.

The Woods by Harlan Coben (2007)

The woodsNot only do you get drawn into the book immediately because of the murder of Paul Copeland’s sister almost twenty years prior, but you realize that the case he is currently prosecuting prosecuting (against a group of rich fraternity kids) is putting his life in danger.

Check out The Woods by Harlan Coben today.
Nancy R.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (2010)

Aimee Bender writes a very interesting story of a child (and later young adult) who experiences other people’s emotions through the food she eats. Try The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake for a coming of age tale with hints of magical realism. And if you enjoy your magic mixed with food, try Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate or Sarah Addison Allen’s The Sugar Queen.

For more delicious reads check our list of Foodie Fiction.