I'm new to Mailbox Monday!
Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme where bloggers come together to share the books they receive for review, buy from bookstores and book fairs, and borrow from the library. Mailbox Monday is on tour and is currently hosted by Mrs. Q. Book Addict.
Since I buy, borrow and recieve books for review across all age groups and genres, I thought it might be a good idea to break up my kids' books (Middle Grade through Young Adult) and my Adult books. This, my friends, is where you will find my adult books. Find my MG and YA books on Sundays at In My Mailbox.
The American South in the twenty-first century. A plantation owned for
generations by a rich family. So much history. And a dead body. Just after dawn,
Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house in Louisiana
that she has managed for four years. Today she sees nothing unusual, apart from
some ground that has been dug up by the fence bordering the sugar can fields.
Assuming an animal has been out after dark, she asks the gardener to tidy it up.
Not long afterwards, he calls her to say it's something else. Something
terrible. A dead body. At a distance, she missed her. The girl, the dirt and the
blood. Now she has police on site, an investigation in progress, and a member of
staff no one can track down. And Caren keeps uncovering things she will wish she
didn't know. As she's drawn into the dead girl's story, she makes shattering
discoveries about the future of Belle Vie, the secrets of its past, and sees,
more clearly than ever, that Belle Vie, its beauty, is not to be trusted. A
magnificent, sweeping story of the south, "The Cutting Season" brings history
face-to-face with modern America, where Obama is president, but some things will
never change. Attica Locke once again provides an unblinking commentary on
politics, race, the law, family and love, all within a thriller every bit as
gripping and tragic as her first novel, "Black Water Rising".
When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the
U.S. Capitol, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The
evidence points to a sexual assault and murder. The victim is one of the city’s
highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington, D.C.’s sole
representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.
The Congressman proclaims his innocence, but he’s in the middle of a tough
primary fight, and the scandal could cost him the election. For Anna, the
high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she
realizes that a single mistake could end her career.
15 seconds can tear your life apart . . .
Henry Steadman didn't know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a
red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a
keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting
chase to stay alive.
Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just
settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the
map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing
magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has
never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned
upside down--from Joanna's organized kitchen to Ingrid's previously nonexistent
love life to Freya's once unshakeable faith in her sexy soul mate, Killian
When Freya's twin brother, Freddie, suddenly returns, escaped from Limbo and
professing innocence on a long-ago crime, Freya should be ecstatic. The golden
boy can do no wrong. Or can he? Freddie blames no other than her fiancÉ Killian
for his downfall, and enlists Freya's help to prove it. Now Freya doesn't know
who to believe or trust.
This is a story about a terrible thing which happens to me. I have to warn you
that nobody is bad or good here, or rather everyone is a bit bad and a bit good
and the bad and the good moluscules get mixed up against each other and produce
terrible chemical reactions. Did you know cheetahs cannot retract their claws?"
Six-year-old Billy loves animals, David Attenborough documentaries, and
sneakers that flash when he runs. He does not love sitting still, the
blood-soaked sky in Watership Down, or his father's cell phone. When Billy runs into a busy street, ignoring his father's commands, he sets
in motion a series of unexpected, family-altering events. What I Did is a
heart-wrenching reminder of how best intentions can lead to disastrous
consequences, and how one rash decision can take on a life of its own.
Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau
of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind
him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept
off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will
cannot fathom Amanda’s motivation until the two of them literally collide in an
abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades
before—when Will’s father was imprisoned for murder—this was his home. . .
Flash back nearly forty years. In the summer Will Trent was born,
Amanda Wagner is going to college, making Sunday dinners for her father, taking
her first steps in the boys’ club that is the Atlanta Police Department. One of
her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city’s worst
neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to
care if an arrest is ever made.
Now the case that launched Amanda’s
career has suddenly come back to life, intertwined with the long-held mystery of
Will’s birth and parentage. And these two dauntless investigators will each need
to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror
from being unleashed
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