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yeah the way it sounds everyone gonna need some good books the next few weeks,

alot of stuff shutting down,  we may all be sitting at home reading.....


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My library has closed down as of Monday  ...  I had a few things reserved when I learned this but my librarian delivered them to me, plus a few more I added at the last minute  ...  Love my librarian and library   ...
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My libraries closed too but no deliveries ;) However my checked out books are now due on May 1st.
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Broken by John Rector.    typical Rector fair here,  i liked it enough to give four stars,  thought the characters were very interesting,  nice sparse story without alot of filler.  
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Lauren Wolk's new book releases today! My wife grabbed our copy already but I'm finishing The Whisper Man so it all works out. I know early reviews on GoodReads are no guarantee but Echo Mountain is currently at 4.71 and receiving rave reviews. I'm very excited to read it. So far the best 2020 book I've read is Long Bright River, a well-written crime novel set in the opioid wreckage of Philly.
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Greg Iles is excellent!!!  Natchez Burning was absolutely excellent!!!  Also enjoy John Sandford, all the Prey issues...Every April, a new one comes out...
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Greg Iles is excellent, Natchez Burning was fantastic!!  And I love that his books are a million pages long... I refuse to even read a book, that's only 2" thick!  I also read Tami Hoag a lot...
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Got 4 Chapters into Mainstreet (1920) and abandoned it for Babbitt (1922) which, so far, is much better satirically.

Thanks again for asking, Maestro!

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Lauren Wolk's new book releases today! My wife grabbed our copy already but I'm finishing The Whisper Man so it all works out. I know early reviews on GoodReads are no guarantee but Echo Mountain is currently at 4.71 and receiving rave reviews. I'm very excited to read it. So far the best 2020 book I've read is Long Bright River, a well-written crime novel set in the opioid wreckage of Philly.


thanks for reminding me!  i had forgot about this one.   got to get to this one soon


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got up yesterday to rain,   rained all day.    so i started the new book by Lauren Wolk,  Echo Mountain.   finished in one sitting,  what a great book.   its been a long time since i read a book in one afternoon, but this one i did.   just like her other two books ive read, this one is probably geared to young adults, but fits for any reader i think.  Great sense of place, characters are incredible.   Loved it!   
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Lauren Wolk's new book releases today! My wife grabbed our copy already but I'm finishing The Whisper Man so it all works out. I know early reviews on GoodReads are no guarantee but Echo Mountain is currently at 4.71 and receiving rave reviews. I'm very excited to read it. So far the best 2020 book I've read is Long Bright River, a well-written crime novel set in the opioid wreckage of Philly.
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Long Bright River looks interesting!  Just purchased it...Thanks for the recommendation...!
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Wow, there are soooo many good recommendations on here!!  I don't know where to start!  I'm really glad I found this site, to help with suggestions on topics like this!  It's hard to start a new author that you've never heard of, or read any of their books...and the Best Selling lists aren't always a best seller in my opinion...
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Wow, there are soooo many good recommendations on here!!  I don't know where to start!  I'm really glad I found this site, to help with suggestions on topics like this!  It's hard to start a new author that you've never heard of, or read any of their books...and the Best Selling lists aren't always a best seller in my opinion...


Hi Andrea, welcome, there is a core of about 10 of us that used to post here very often but we have slacked off in recent years. We still do post some and get together and vote for the best book we read published in the most recent year. If you explore the Golden Post award thread you'll see a discussion/lists of what we think are the best reads. Here's a list of the award winners so far.

Winners of the Golden Post

2010 The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

2011 The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

2012 Capture by Roger Smith

2013 The Last Whisper in the Dark by Tom Piccirilli

2014 The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

2015 Paradise Sky by Joe Lansdale

2016 Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

2017 She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

2018 The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens




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Wow, there are soooo many good recommendations on here!!  I don't know where to start!  I'm really glad I found this site, to help with suggestions on topics like this!  It's hard to start a new author that you've never heard of, or read any of their books...and the Best Selling lists aren't always a best seller in my opinion...


Welcome Andrea! I discovered my all-time favorite author on this message board from a reader in Australia that recommended his first book as a ‘gem’. I think the group would agree that I am the Brian Freeman fanatic here! :-)
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Welcome Andrea! I discovered my all-time favorite author on this message board from a reader in Australia that recommended his first book as a ‘gem’. I think the group would agree that I am the Brian Freeman fanatic here! :-)
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Mike O., hi there...which book would that be?  The recommendation from someone in Australia...I'm sorry, I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate this site, with help from JaneD...Hopefully this reply gets directed to you...lol
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Hi Andrea, welcome, there is a core of about 10 of us that used to post here very often but we have slacked off in recent years. We still do post some and get together and vote for the best book we read published in the most recent year. If you explore the Golden Post award thread you'll see a discussion/lists of what we think are the best reads. Here's a list of the award winners so far.

Winners of the Golden Post

2010 The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

2011 The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

2012 Capture by Roger Smith

2013 The Last Whisper in the Dark by Tom Piccirilli

2014 The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

2015 Paradise Sky by Joe Lansdale

2016 Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

2017 She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

2018 The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens




  Hi Travis...Thank you for this list...and, of course, I've read The Burning Room...but these others, I've never heard of before...Books or Authors...Except for Lauren Wolk, who someone posted here....It may have been you, I'm not sure...
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Welcome Andrea! I discovered my all-time favorite author on this message board from a reader in Australia that recommended his first book as a ‘gem’. I think the group would agree that I am the Brian Freeman fanatic here! :-)


Yes I've discovered many authors from this group and been able to recommend quite a few as well. BTW Mike thanks for your recommendation of The Whisper Man, I delayed because I've gotten so tired of 1) serial killers, 2) mob setting, 3) plots with overdone twists and turns and 4) child victims. So a book that has 2 of those 4 is a tough sell but I'm so glad I read it. Great characters and something in common with my top 5 reads of 2019 written books well-developed relationships, great choice, 5 stars that I probably wouldn't have read.
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Mike O., hi there...which book would that be?  The recommendation from someone in Australia...I'm sorry, I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate this site, with help from JaneD...Hopefully this reply gets directed to you...lol


Andrea - IMMORAL is the title, first in the Jonathan Stride series - synopsis below:

In a riveting debut thriller, Brian Freeman's Immoral weaves obsession, sex, and revenge into a story that grips the reader with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first page to the last.

Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is suffering from an ugly case of déjà vu. For the second time in a year, a beautiful teenage girl has disappeared off the streets of Duluth, Minnesota—gone without a trace, like a bitter gust off Lake Superior. The two victims couldn't be more different. First it was Kerry McGrath, bubbly, sweet sixteen.

And now Rachel Deese, strange, sexually charged, a wild child. The media hounds Stride to catch a serial killer, and as the search carries him from the icy stillness of the northern woods to the erotic heat of Las Vegas, he must decide which facts are real and which are illusions. And Stride finds his own life changed forever by the secrets he uncovers. Secrets that stretch across time in a web of lies, death, and illicit desire. Secrets that are chillingly…immoral.



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Just finished Harlan Coben's new one "The Boy From the Woods" and was very disappointed......not up to his usual high standards.  Too many over the top, cartoonish  type characters.   

Did really like these books though over the last few isolation weeks: 

"The Scholar" by Dervla McTiernan
"You Were Gone" by Tim Weaver
"Betray Them All" by Keith Nixon
"Cold Bones"  by David Mark
"Hard Cash Valley" by Brian Panowich
"Skunk Train" by Joe Clifford
"One Last Lie" by Paul Doiron

And especially loved "Bobby March Will Live Forever" by Alan Parks........3rd in his superb Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow. 
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Well, like I've said, I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate this site, and I can't figure out how to start a different topic, so I'm just going to put it here...I just saw the renewal lists of shows...It says season 7 of Bosch is the last season...How they figure that out now, before it's even started, I don't know...
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Well, like I've said, I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate this site, and I can't figure out how to start a different topic, so I'm just going to put it here...I just saw the renewal lists of shows...It says season 7 of Bosch is the last season...How they figure that out now, before it's even started, I don't know...


Most shows want to go out on their own terms, when they feel like it's a good time to stop. Also shows tend to get drastically more expensive with each season as unproven actors, writers, etc get rewarded with pay increases. Also Michael Connelly has a lot of projects going on including a new Lincoln Lawyer TV show.
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Like many of ya’ll I’m into several books at once. Now finishing James Thurber’s bio of the New Yorker’s co-founding Editor Harold Wallace Ross, “The Years with Ross” (1957), by myself, I’m reading aloud, to my spouse N., Sinclair Lewis’ NEARLY epochal “Babbitt” (1922) and Tim Dorsey’s now Classic breakout book of comedic Absurdist Fiction “Florida Roadkill” (1999). That said, and the axiomatic “so many books, so little time” applying, I’ve been unable to keep up with, and “Hold Fast” to regular weekly or bimonthly reading of The Nation magazine, sadly. So, anyway, there’s solace in thinking “Every (word) Counts or No (Words) Count,” ya know? Namaste.
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Reminds me of the t-shirts recently being offered from Bosch on Amazon:

Everybody Counts or Nobody Counts

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