Book Reviews from Deena

Heart shape filled with books on shelvesCheck out these book reviews from Deena.  Deena was a member of the Library’s Patron Service Team who recently retired.  She has generously continued to share book reviews with us.  Thank you, Deena!

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Wednesday Letters by Justin Wright  LT8199
The children return to the inn where both their parents recently passed away.  They find their father’s letters he wrote to their mother each Wednesday throughout their marriage.  As they look at the letters, a secret is revealed which will change the way they look at their parents. The oldest son, Matt is worried about his own marriage.  Samantha tries to calm her brothers down and seeks the facts.  Malcolm rages and runs off to think before coming to terms with the revelation.  If you interested in Christian fiction and a little mystery this is a great story.

The Day John Died by Christopher Andersen    DB50930,  LT7054
This book starts out with the plane crash that killed JFK Jr.; his wife, Carolyn; and sister-in-law, Lauren. The weather was foggy and a factor that evening, but ultimately the crash was caused by pilot error. Even as a young child John was fascinated with helicopters and planes and begged to go with his father. John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life was strongly influenced by his mother. She did not always agree with his life choices.  Even though he was very wealthy, he used his name to help others and was very down to earth and kind to everyone. This is for anyone who wants a peek into the Kennedy’s life.

The Red Book by James Patterson   DB102768
This novel is the sequel to The Black Book (DB87917). Detective Billy Harney returns to the Chicago Police Department after being on leave. He is paired with partner, Carla Griffin, whom everyone including his twin sister warns him is “bad news”. Their first case together is a drive-by shooting in which a child is killed. In the process of the investigation Billy believes this case is somehow tied to the death of his wife. Billy is finally able to sort it all out and realizes what truly happened to his wife.  As he is helping his siblings ready his childhood home for sale, he finds a red book hidden away with coded numbers.  I am guessing the third book in this series will shed some light on what this red book means.

The Survivors by Jane Harper  DB101853
This atmospheric story takes place in Tasmania, Australia on the coast.  Kieran has returned to Evelyn Bay to visit his mother, Verity and his father, Brian, who is suffering from dementia.  Twelve years ago, there was a huge storm and Kieran’s older brother, Finn and his friend, Toby were killed in a boating accident for which Kieran feels responsible. At the same time a young, fourteen-year-old girl, Gabby went missing and was never found.  All of this is brought up again, when a young waitress, Bronte is found dead on the beach after leaving her job.  To compound the mystery, Brian was the last person to see Gabby, twelve years ago, and the night Bronte was killed, Brian is found wandering outside. Or could the person who harmed Bronte be Liam, who gave Bronte a ride home that night?  Read the book and find out what really happened and if the two cases are connected.

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