Category: Fiction
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you. In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence [...]

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Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

  Claire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant deductive skills and is an ace at discovering evidence. But Claire also uses her dreams, omens, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on Détection — the only book published by the late, great, and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette. The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has [...]

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The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane

If she’d only turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to escape her kidnapper. Despite years determining the fates of families, family court judge Hope Willis couldn’t save her own. Now she’s grasping at any hope for Krissy’s rescue. She calls Casey Woods and her team of investigators, Forensic Instincts. A behaviorist. A techno-wizard. [...]

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A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes

As a criminal pathologist, Dr Edward Jenner has seen many bad deaths in his day, but none as crazed as the ritual slayings perpetrated by Robert Farrar, The Inquisitor. He survived the final denouement of Farrar’s killing spree, but not the fall-out from the authorities which saw his medical license suspended and him banished from New York. In this book [...]

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The White Devil by Justin Evans

Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys’ boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . . A fierce and jealous ghost . . . A young man’s fight for his life . . . The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress [...]

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A Life Transparent by Todd Keisling
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Who is Donovan Candle? He is the consummate husband. Stable, hard-working, and dedicated to his wife, Donovan is a paragon of the Middle Class. Until now. Strange visions of a monochromatic world. Bizarre sensations of physical transparency. At first, Donovan fears he’s losing his grip on reality, but as the week wears on and the odd afflictions intensify, he wonders [...]

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Afraid of the Dark by James Grippando

Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend’s daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince—forever. Now: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent [...]

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You Believers by Jane Bradley

You Believers is a powerful, cathartic story of casual evil and of how the worst things can be faced so that we might not only survive, but grow. A young woman goes missing, and her mother uproots her life to find her daughter. But it is not just the heartbreak or the deep mystery of the hunt for lost loved [...]

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Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone

Rating: 1 out of 3 stars Have a free afternoon? This is a good book to fill your time with. Easy, non-heavy entertainment. The relationship between Trina and Matiu is funny to watch and they each try to fit in with each other. The book was very easy to read to read. One thing I had an issue with was [...]

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Sitting on Cold Porcelain by Rose Valenta
Paperback: 164 pages Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (March 19, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1450044190 ISBN-13: 978-1450044196 Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Rating: 2 out of 3 stars Valenta manages to put together a bunch of stories about todays’ world in a funny, satirical manner. She covers everything from Frosty to Parenting to Punxsutawney Phil, and in each one she had me laughing with a sense of camaraderie. Don’t want to say anything about Frosty? Don’t worry about it, she does it [...]

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The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Rating: 0 out of 3 Let’s begin by stating that I know I am about the last person in the world to have read this book and I am certainly the last to post the review. That being said here goes: (If you haven’t heard about this book look below for the summary) Where do I begin with this review.  [...]

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Hating Olivia

Author: Mark SaFranko Rating: 2 out of 3 stars Hating Olivia is not a conventional novel. It’s not all wine and roses. It speaks about a period in all of our lives where we think no-one and nothing can touch us. Especially when it comes to relationships. You know, that one relationship where everyone is telling you to stay away, [...]

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