Have you ever done some little thing that woulda-coulda-shoulda turned into some great big HUGE deal? Like slipping something bright and shiny into your pocket in the Dollar Store and just happening to forget about it (OPPS!) until you were already outside in the parking lot. And you’re looking back to see if the store detective is rushing out to apprehend you. Holey smokems! Better get outta heah . . . FAST!
Then you’re thinking, what woulda happened if I’d actually gotten caught! Gadzooks! You’d be in for it then. So you keep on walking—shiny thing burning a hole in your pocket the whole time. Guilt creeping up your back like an escaped salamander. “Oh, I didn’t mean to do it. Really. I – I – I just wanted to see if I could get away with it.” Like doing one of those California Stops, where you cruise right on through and grab a right without a hint of a brake light.
Or maybe you just blew right through a stop sign or red light out in the middle of nowhere because you could. And now you’re feeling all bad boy or bad girl about it. Laughing it off . . . then. But what if things hadn’t exactly worked out like you’d hoped? Or maybe someone actually died because of your smarmy negligence! Then what?
You’d probably make a run for it. Huh?
No. You wouldn’t do a runner, or if you did, you’d drive right down to the police station and turn yourself in. Tell them how sorry you were. That you really didn’t mean any harm to anyone. That it was some kind of accident . . . where your brain misfired for some unknown reason and . . . and if you ran through enough scenarios where things turned out different, then everyone could see that you really are a “good person” who just happened to fall into the Pit of Doom and Despair, like, inadvertently slipping on a banana peel, which then causes everything in the world to come crashing down upon you. And . . . and . . . and . . .
Yeah, that’s right. TWO GREAT BOTMreads this month for the price of one! Ya just can’t beat the Psychological Thrillers Reading Groupfor fun and games and sinsational readz! Carry on. Keep calm. And c’mon down and comment, for Pete’s sake.
Movie Under Development! Homeowner With a Gun (book by Samuel Hawley, screenplay by Samuel Hawley and Paul A. Kaufman) is now listed on IMDb.com as “in development.” Producer Nicholas Tabarrok (Man Vs., The Art of the Steal, The Calling, etc.) is now on board. Woo-hoo! We can’t wait to find out who the cast will include.
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QUOTES FROM THE BOOK:
“Joey was obviously over.”
“Where book-of-the-month club comes to die.” (p.20)
This drug deal went down all wrong. They been selling drugs to undercover operatives all day long. Now they’re headed for the Denver Pokey! One Male. One Female. Trunk full of drugs. CRIME DOES NOTPAY IN DENVER!<que music and book’em, Dano!>
Y’all remember Shari Lapena? Her book, The Couple Next Door, was our BOTM in January 2017. Shari worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. Her suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, was a New York Times and an international bestseller. A Stranger in the House is her second thriller. ** GET YOURS ATAMAZON! MY COPY JUST ARRIVED!!!
Y’all remember Robert Swartwood? His book was our BOTM in August 2016. Well, he has released a gazillion titles since then. But here’s a deal you cannot pass up. I just downloaded mine! ** GET YOURS ATAMAZON!
Following 9/11 a legion of top secret operators were dispatched to protect the American homeland at all costs. Operating in the dark–independent and unsupervised–these solitary soldiers jumped into the fray. Years later and unable to sustain congressional scrutiny, this risky operation and all of its operatives have been terminated . . . save one.
BIG SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017
The Big Solar Eclipse showed up on Monday, August 21! What an event it was, too. Now right here I have opened up a new page for posting your Eclipse Pix–that is pix of you and your friends and your pets wearing the special eclipse glasses. See this special page, click HERE and hook up! Send your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post ’em.
Betsy was one of many who sent a message to management about the missing of the person who started this group. Betsy sent me Christmas cards, post cards and letters just to keep in touch. I sent her small gifts, and the last gift I sent her was a watch that had a small book in it. She was someone who would just take the time just to chat.
As I think about her, let her memories shine thru this book group. She will be missed. if you have the gift of giving in a time where money is tight for everyone, please do so in her honor. I knew she had cancer, but don’t know what took her to God. May she read to the children there, for she was a good member here.