Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Our Little Secret by Roz Nay

Angela’s world has shrunk to the size of a police interrogation room, and the latest in a series of officers is asking her about Saskia again, her ex’s wife. Angela decides it’s time to explain everything, to help “fill in the picture” as the police keep saying - but it will be on her terms. She will fill in the whole picture, a story that goes back 10 years to high school and her first love – Saskia’s husband.

Our little secret is a story about lost love, shifting alliances; untrustworthy people and strained relationships. The ending lands solidly, but is still unexpected. This is a first novel by Canadian writer, Roz Nay, and a psychological thriller of considerable skill. Our reviewer can only hope that this is the start of a long and prolific career.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Detective William “the Wolf” Fawkes wants to leave the past behind him, and get back to work, and he’s about to be pulled back with a vengeance. His first case back is a body sewn together like a ragdoll using six separate victims and the killer is piling on the pressure by sending case details and a list of the next victims to the media, specifically to Wolf’s ex-wife. Worse yet: Wolf’s is the last name on the list.

Daniel Cole gets full marks from our reviewer on Ragdoll for suspense, plot twists, and some very grisly ways to kill people. His characters are interesting and real, and readers should beware that this is on the gruesome end of the thriller scale, so it’s not for the faint of heart. An impressive debut for Daniel Cole who already has a contract for two more books, our reviewer is looking forward to seeing what Wolf will do next.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Detective Frankenstein by Alaya Johnson

This graphic novel from the Twisted Journey series is set up as a choose your own adventure story! You control the action by choosing which path your story will follow! In this story you are a young servant in London in the late ninetieth century and your best friend and fellow servant has gone missing. You believe she has been snatched and murdered, but the rest of the story is up to you, what twists and turns will your journey take?

The reviewer liked that this book lets you choose your own story, and the unexpected surprises. Stop in at your local branch to see if you can grab this junior graphic novel off our shelves!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Break by Katherena Vermette

In the middle of a snowy night Stella stands in her window overlooking the break, a barren plot of land adjacent to her home. She’s trying to silence a colicky baby and fight the sleep that tugs at her eyes. She soon notices figures below and before she can believe what is happening she witnesses a horrific assault. With the baby screaming, and her trying to relay what is happening to the police over the phone, she only sees the victim from afar, and can do little while she watches her stumble away.

The Break is a powerful, emotional and intense fiction novel about an intergenerational family living in Winnipeg. It’s told from multiple perspectives of the women of the family and has a reoccurring theme of violence against women. It shows the love and strength these women have for each other and for their families. It shows the struggles and hardships they must endure while living in Winnipeg’s North End.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald

The substitute teacher in Judy Moody’s class thinks Judy needs some extra help with math, and sends Judy off to the local college to meet with a math tutor. Judy is not impressed and has a very bad attitude about the entire situation, right up until she meets her awesome tutor and finds out how radical college can be! Soon Judy is not only passing math but acing it!

The reviewer liked this book and found Judy Moody’s varying moods extremely funny. If you like to laugh, stop in at your local branch and grab this book or any other from the Judy Moody junior fiction series!