Showing posts from March, 2018

Driest Season by Meghan Kenny

A very good-and-quick story of a 16 year old girl coming of age and coming to terms with her father's death during the World War II era.

Grist Mill Road by Christopher Yates

A gripping novel that goes back to when three people were middle school and what occurs on a day back then that follows them into adulthood reemerging when they are reunited.  Make no assumptions in the beginning about these three characters, your opinions may change. Very good!

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth

In this Australian western, brothers Tommy and Billy return from a day of goofing off to find their family brutally murdered. Taken in by their rich neighbor, Sullivan (who their father could not tolerate), the boys are persuaded to join in pursuit of a group of aboriginal people, one of whom they suspect.  What ensues is nothing they could ever imagine, the aftereffects of which will follow them the rest of their lives.  A very good page turner.

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

An Australian mystery. When a group of corporate people go on a team building adventure in the wilderness, the group of women are very late getting back to the meeting point and one of them is missing. An accident, foul play, or is she truly missing?? Very good. The solid character, Agent Aaron Falk from her previous, "The Dry", investigates.