What book(s) are you currently reading?

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  • ElectricOutcast on: June 11, 2018 at 12:03 am #2369

    American Gods by Neil Gaiman

    A storm is coming . . .

    Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.

    But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

    Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

    Quinlan73 on: April 11, 2018 at 3:52 pm #2327

    Well in terms of a the depictions, I plead the fifth, but I legitimately thought the movie was a lot better than the book.

     

    Agreed.

    ElectricOutcast on: April 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm #2326

    Serial Date (Leine Basso #1 by D.V. Berkom)

    A retired assassin. A serial killer with a social agenda. Determined to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a job working security at one of television’s most popular reality shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop closet, it appears the killer is one of the ‘bachelors’ on the show—an ex-con billed as a serial killer—but the detective in charge of the case isn’t so sure. When Leine’s estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the real killer, the former assassin is forced to rely on old skills to find her, and must come to terms with who she really is. She soon realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and she’ll need to use all of her cunning to stop him… …and rescue her daughter.

    ElectricOutcast on: April 10, 2018 at 5:33 pm #2325

    Tried to read ReadyPlay One after watching the movie. Could not finish it. Horrible depictions of women.

    Well in terms of a the depictions, I plead the fifth, but I legitimately thought the movie was a lot better than the book.

    Quinlan73 on: April 8, 2018 at 12:52 am #2323

    Tried to read ReadyPlay One after watching the movie. Could not finish it. Horrible depictions of women.

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    ElectricOutcast on: April 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm #2321

    A Killing Truth (Leine Basso #0)  https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Truth-Leine-Thriller-Prequel-ebook/dp/B01CO5UNUU/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522774298&sr=1-11&keywords=Leine+Basso

    Leine eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. He thinks their boss is setting them up for a fall.

    When Carlos goes missing and a bombing thwarts another mission, Leine suspects the stakes are far higher than she could ever imagine, and wonders if the man in charge might have it in for her after all.

    ElectricOutcast on: April 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm #2320

    Ready Player One- Ernest Cline

    It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

    Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

    And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

    For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

    And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

    Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

    A world at stake.
    A quest for the ultimate prize.
    Are you ready?

    Debbi on: January 29, 2018 at 12:27 am #2255

    All the Pretty Girls (LT Taylor Jackson #1) by J T Ellison

    Nashville Homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson is working to catch a serial rapist after a local girl falls prey to a sadistic killer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene—the prior victim’s severed hand. Taylor finds herself in a joint investigation with her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, as they pursue the vicious murderer.

    Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she’s got a scoop that could break the case. But she has no idea how close to this story she really is—or what it will cost her.

    Battling an old injury and her own demons, Taylor is desperate to quell the rising tide of bodies. But as the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth—the purest evil is born of private lies.

    “People are stupid more than half the time.” - J. D. Robb Memory In Death (Feeney to Eve)

    ElectricOutcast on: January 27, 2018 at 7:19 pm #2250
    Gia in the City of the Dead by Kristie Belcamino (Gia Santella #1)

    When Gia Valentina Santella’s parents died four years ago, she fled small town Monterey to pursue the high life in the big city where she could smother her grief by playing house in a luxurious high-rise apartment with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Armed with a hefty inheritance, it didn’t take long for Gia to carve out an empty life for herself in San Francisco, slumming at art school, racing her red Ferrari up and down the coast, and getting hammered at the city’s finest establishments.

    Then one day, a letter comes in the mail and everything changes. The death of Gia’s parents was no accident. They were murdered.

    Now, Gia must find who really killed her parents at the same time she’s frantically trying to keep one step ahead of the murderer who is now intent on making her his next victim.

    I don’t think it was bad, but it lacked a lot of depth.

    Diane on: January 27, 2018 at 11:43 am #2249

    Gia in the Forgotten Island by Kristi Belcamino (#2 Gia Santella)

    <span id=”freeText1066379071044366718″>Gia Santella is a fast-driving, hard-drinking, karate-trained free spirit, who is gorgeous, sexy, and a young heiress. She also has a fierce temper and zero tolerance for people in power preying on the vulnerable … especially when the injustice takes place in her neighborhood.

    Late one Autumn night, violence breaks out in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, as a hate group and counter-protesters come face to face. Gia Santella rushes to the protest to help find her friend’s granddaughter. Sasha Kennedy is a student journalist at U.C. Berkeley covering the protest for the school paper.

    But when Sasha mysteriously disappears at the protest, Gia learns that the young woman was on the brink of uncovering a story that would blow the whole city wide open.

    In her efforts to find the girl, Gia finds herself investigating more mysterious disappearances and begins to unravel a string of dark secrets that lie below the surface of her beloved neighborhood, threatening to destroy it.

    But then her plan goes terribly wrong.

    When Gia receives a terrifying message, she is caught in a race against time to find the young journalist before it’s too late…

    If she fails, more innocent people will die …

    And it will all be her fault. </span>

    Diane on: January 27, 2018 at 11:39 am #2247

    Gia and the Forgotten Island by Kristi Belcamino (#2 Gia Santella)

    Gia Santella is a fast-driving, hard-drinking, karate-trained free spirit, who is gorgeous, sexy, and a young heiress. She also has a fierce temper and zero tolerance for people in power preying on the vulnerable … especially when the injustice takes place in her neighborhood.

    Late one Autumn night, violence breaks out in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, as a hate group and counter-protesters come face to face. Gia Santella rushes to the protest to help find her friend’s granddaughter. Sasha Kennedy is a student journalist at U.C. Berkeley covering the protest for the school paper.

    But when Sasha mysteriously disappears at the protest, Gia learns that the young woman was on the brink of uncovering a story that would blow the whole city wide open.

    In her efforts to find the girl, Gia finds herself investigating more mysterious disappearances and begins to unravel a string of dark secrets that lie below the surface of her beloved neighborhood, threatening to destroy it.

    But then her plan goes terribly wrong.

    When Gia receives a terrifying message, she is caught in a race against time to find the young journalist before it’s too late…

    If she fails, more innocent people will die …

    And it will all be her fault.

     

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    Diane on: January 25, 2018 at 9:21 am #2238
    Gia in the City of the Dead by Kristie Belcamino (Gia Santella #1) 

    When Gia Valentina Santella’s parents died four years ago, she fled small town Monterey to pursue the high life in the big city where she could smother her grief by playing house in a luxurious high-rise apartment with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Armed with a hefty inheritance, it didn’t take long for Gia to carve out an empty life for herself in San Francisco, slumming at art school, racing her red Ferrari up and down the coast, and getting hammered at the city’s finest establishments.

    Then one day, a letter comes in the mail and everything changes. The death of Gia’s parents was no accident. They were murdered.

    Now, Gia must find who really killed her parents at the same time she’s frantically trying to keep one step ahead of the murderer who is now intent on making her his next victim.

     

     

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    Diane on: January 22, 2018 at 2:05 am #2231
    A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot (FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick #3)
    <span id=”freeText11578286376627328544″>A pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying: her own past…

    Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood. They’re her secrets—as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.

    In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims—a city judge and an old woman living in the woods—couldn’t be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now…when they’re the only things that can save her?</span>

    Diane on: January 15, 2018 at 10:55 pm #2219

    Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (#22 Harry Bosch series)

    <span id=”freeText2689630230961355957″>Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town’s 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

    Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren’t keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison.

    The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.</span>

     

    Diane on: January 7, 2018 at 10:02 am #2199

    Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

    <span id=”freeText6193046495150831448″>Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct…

    Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help.

    Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.</span>

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