It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 weeks since I’ve done this post with all of the holiday business! But here is what I am hoping to read and review this week!
“The Law of Duality,” by J.D. Davis
Publication: October 8, 2016
Synopsis: With his wife gone, Sean Case did his best to raise their deaf, seven-year-old son alone. On a day when he did not think things could get any better, the most miraculous thing ever happened, he discovered his son’s ability to communicate with telepathy.
After finding hidden cameras in his home that could have recorded the event, strange things start happening.
As a hybrid monster pursues him and his son, he encounters someone he never expected and another he never knew. He soon learns that the monster is the result of hideous DNA research, but that is not all. Sean Case is the nucleus of the DNA experiments surrounding him and everything he’d known until then are fabricated tales and lies.
The Law of Duality is the gripping, turbulent story of a family being chased by not only a brutal monster intent on killing them but their own horrendous past.
“Anonymous,” by Christine Benedict
Loconeal Select; 2 edition; June 25, 2014)
Synopsis: Debra Hamilton confronts the fear of inheriting mental illness when her husband moves her into a hundred-year-old farmhouse on fifty-three acres of blacklisted real estate property. Floorboards creak when she’s alone. Objects appear and disappear. Neighbors insinuate the house is haunted but memories of her mother’s schizophrenia make her wonder. Julie, a neighbor who befriends Debra, faces her own fears when a stalker starts sending perverted anonymous letters that cause a rift in Julie’s unstable marriage. Their plots merge as their friendship grows to create a rich and satisfying story.
“Traveling Light,” by Lynne Branard
Publication: Berkley Publishing; January 10, 2017
Synopsis: Driving from North Carolina to New Mexico with her three-legged dog, a strange man’s ashes, and a waitress named Blossom riding shotgun isn’t exactly what Alissa Wells ever wanted to be doing. But it’s exactly what she needs…
It all starts when Alissa impulsively puts a bid on an abandoned storage unit, only to become the proud new owner of Roger Hart’s remains. Two weeks later, she jumps in her car and heads west, thinking that returning the ashes of a dead man might be the first step on her way to a new life.
She isn’t wrong.
Especially when Blossom, who just graduated from high school, hitches a ride with her to Texas, and Alissa has to get used to letting someone else take the wheel. Posting about their road trip on Facebook, complete with photos of Roger at every stop, Blossom opens Alissa’s eyes to the road in front of her—and to how sometimes the best things in life are the ones you never see coming…
“The Most Dangerous Place on Earth,”
by Lindsey Lee Johnson
Publication: Random House; January 10, 2017
Synopsis: In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for “her” kids: Nick, the brilliant scam artist; Emma, the gifted dancer and party girl; Dave, the B student who strives to meet his parents’ expectations; Calista, the hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own. Theirs is a world in which every action may become public—postable, shareable, indelible. With the rare talent that transforms teenage dramas into compelling and urgent fiction, Lindsey Lee Johnson makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with the sorrow, passion, and beauty of life in any time, and at any age.
So those are my reading plans for the week, but of course, they could possibly change. Happy reading and have a great week!