THE GOOD BOY

APRIL 2018 BOTM

Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city.

For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him―unless they’re arguing about his “behavioral problems”―and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father’s furry “partner.”

When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully’s party, illegal activity kicks the dog’s police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys―bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish

MARCH 2018 BOTM

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Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan.

THOUGHT-PROVOKING REVIEW:

Here’s a link to a rather downer review of MrsP. But don’t let that keep you from taking a look at this book. The main character, Amber, is a piece of bad news, for sure. She’s a sociopath on the warpath.  But what does this tell you about these people, whom you could encounter at any time in your life. They are a tough nut to crack. They are acutely aware of all the rules and norms of social behavior, but hold them in total disdain. The rules  don’t really apply to them. They have  their own special view of the world. Nevertheless, they are extremely careful and  cunningly devious. Essentially, they are above it all.

They are deranged to the point of obsession, intensely focused and meticulously plotting to get what they want. They easily go to extraordinary lengths to connect the dots. They are visionary to the point where they can see the cracks and openings in everyday life, through which they hatch their plans. Normal folks are a poor match for them. These human aberrations walk among us.

Reading this book and trying to get outside of your normal viewpoint is important. You can learn a few things that will open your eyes. And that awareness just might protect you, when you least expect it. So don’t just blow this whole thing off because you don’t like Amber and the stuff she pulls. She would eat your heart out and think nothing of it. Don’t let her.

Here is the link to the negative reviews. I think these folks may have presumptively bailed. Who knows?

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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 . . .

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Moon over Montana!

ABANDON–BLAKE CROUCH

 

DECEMBER 2017 BOTM

Blake Crouch

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Every time Gwen closed her eyes, 
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Bound by honour. Driven by revenge. Two men with a score to settle.

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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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And talk about Kaarma… Read the story. For background, this dude set a trap for the kid and then shotgunned him to death in a dark garage.

YOU HAVE THE RITE, SO REMAIN SILENT…FOREVER

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  • “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 NOT PAY IN DENVER! <que music and book’em, Dano!>

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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.

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