What book(s) are you currently reading?

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  • Debbi on: December 27, 2017 at 6:23 pm #2179

    The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

    After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

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

    Quinlan73 on: January 3, 2018 at 4:13 am #2191

    Villains Inc. the 2nd book in the Wearing the Cape series by Marion G. Harmon.

    Astra has finished her training and is now a full fledged Sentinel, but things are not going well.  She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the public revelation of her relationship with Atlas has caused her popularity to nose-dive.

    To complicate things, the Teatime anarchist’s intervention has changed the course of events-leaving her with lots of knowledge about the way the future was before the Big One, a complete future-history that is now out of date.  And just when she things she’s getting a handle on things, unfolding events (a bank-robbery and a horrific murder) show that one of the nastier pieces of the old future isn’t so out of date after all; unless she solves a murder before it happens, Blackstone is going to die.

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    Diane on: January 4, 2018 at 10:40 am #2193

    A Merciful Truth (#2 in the Mercy Kilpatrick Series)

    Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge—even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she’s not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff’s deputies. Now, along with Police Chief Truman Daly, Mercy is on the hunt for an arsonist turned killer.

    Still shunned by her family and members of the community, Mercy must keep her ear close to the ground to pick up any leads. And it’s not long before she hears rumors of the area’s growing antigovernment militia movement. If the arsonist is among their ranks, Mercy is determined to smoke the culprit out. But when her investigation uncovers a shocking secret, will this hunt for a madman turn into her own trial by fire?

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    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>

    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>

     

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