Sins of Our Fathers by Shawn Lawrence Otto

Sins of Our Fathers by Shawn Lawrence Otto © 2014 Milkweed The rather obviously named John White (JW) is a bank president in a town near an Indian Reservation in Minnesota. JW is also a deeply indebted gambling addict who is losing his family and career. He ends up living in a trailer on the…

Soil by Jamie Kornegay

Soil by Jamie Kornegay © 2015 Simon & Schuster Jay Mize’s experimental farm is a disaster. Nothing will grow, and Jay’s wife has left him. A flood destroys what little remains, and then Jay discovers a dead body on his property left by floodwater. Jay is paranoid and reclusive, so rather than report the body…

A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick

A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick © 2014 Pegasus Serving in Paris near the end of World War II, medical officer and hematologist, Charles Jackson sees a vampire feeding in an abandoned Nazi bunker. Too frightened and/or unsure of what he saw to intervene, Jackson walks away to be haunted by thoughts of the…

Biblical by Christopher Galt

Biblical by Christopher Galt © 2014 Pegasus People all around the world are experiencing visions of the past. Does it mean the end is near? The visions lead some people to commit suicide, some others to commit murder. The visions cause a lot of traffic accidents. The sticky situation may be the result of psychiatrist,…

Valhalla by Robert J Mrazek

Valhalla by Robert J. Mrazek © 2014 Signet Commando Steven Macaulay and runeologist Lexy Vaughan are the sole survivors of an attack on their Greenland treasure hunting team. While falling in love, Steven and Lexy try to find the ultimate treasure—Viking Leif Erickson’s grave—before their murderous rivals do. The bad guys are an ancient religious…

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

The Stranger by Harlan Coben © 2015 Orion Kicking and Screaming meets Goodfellas. I’ve read half a dozen Coben books, and this is the first one I didn’t like. Stranger’s villains are computer hackers who, for a fee, uncover and then reveal compromising personal secrets obtained from the internet. One such hacker-stranger reveals to Adam…

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins © 2014 Doubleday Rachel is an alcoholic who rides the train into London and back every day rather than admit to her landlady she lost her job for showing up drunk. Rachel drinks while she rides the train, which passes her old neighborhood, causing her to pine…