All Day is a Long Time – David Sanchez

David Sanchez has written an important, compelling, disturbing, sympathetic and at times infuriating novel about addiction. It is written from the perspective and random thoughts of protagonist David, who at fourteen tries crack for the first time. It reads like a dream and reminds us always of Davids humanity, as he steals from family, becomes … Continue reading All Day is a Long Time – David Sanchez

A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons- Kate Khavari

In this delightful debut, A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons introduces us to Saffron Everleigh, the only female working in the University College London Biology Department. She is the assistant to Professor Maxwell, a botanist. He is an old family friend, who assigns Saffron substantive work and mentors her, an unusual experience for many … Continue reading A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons- Kate Khavari

Orphan X SERIES – Gregg Hurwitz

What are Orphan X's ten commandments? Assume nothing.How you do anything is how you do everything.Master your surroundings.Never make it personal.If you don't know what to do, do nothing.Question orders.One mission at a time.Never kill a kid.Always play offense.Never let an innocent die. TITLE: ORPHAN X (Number 1) Well done thriller. First of the series. … Continue reading Orphan X SERIES – Gregg Hurwitz

The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice – David Hill

The Vapors is entertaining, well-written, incredibly well-researched and personal to the author: His sixteen year old grandmother Hazel ended up in Hot Springs in 1935 when her traveling horse trainer father ditched her there to live with 22 year old Hollis Hill-- never mind Hollis was still married. Hot Springs was a tourist town with … Continue reading The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice – David Hill

The Last House on the Street – Diane Chamberlain

How does Ellie, a twenty year old pharmacy student at University of North Carolina, born and raised the daughter of a pharmacist in Round Hill evolve into a freedom fighter, voter registration worker, civil rights activist in 1965? What does this mean to everything she ever took for granted in life? A personal note: I … Continue reading The Last House on the Street – Diane Chamberlain