“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

This will probably be the shortest review ever since to say much about this book, since to say too much would risk spoiling it.  One can say, however, the author grabs you right away with her writing style and hooks you with multiple plot twists to the very end.  This is a real psychological thriller.   […]

“Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter

  This is a beautiful book – one that can be relished from cover to cover: the story, the writing, the characters – everything exudes charm, warmth, and humor.  The story begins circa 1962 in Italy during filming of Cleopatra, the notorious costly flop starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  An unknown extra actress, Dee […]

“A Long Way Down” by Nick Hornby

  Middle-aged Martin Sharp had an enviable life:  a wife, two daughters, and a successful career as a celebrity host of a morning show “Rise and Shine with Penny and Martin.”   That was until he slept with a girl that was 15 years and 250 days old – just 115 days shy of being of legal […]