Sylvia’s Adult Book Selections (Week of June 15, 2020)

Last Book Party by Karen Dukess. This is an ideal summer read for book people.  Eve Rosen works at a publishing company in New York. Her dream is to write a few short stories. She is invited to a summer party at the home of Henry Gray, a magazine writer. Henry offers her a job as his assistant for the summer. Eve is excited! Summer in Cape Cod—Parties, Henry’s son, ….What could be better? Writers….artists —-what fun! Love the characters. Light, easy read.


Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell. Caroline Stark’s beach house is complete–time for her big party with friends and to show off her perfect family. What could be better? Except her husband may or may not be there?? Caroline is alone in the big house. Her daughter is away at college. Security system not installed yet. A  stranger walks the beach and seems to be staring at her house. Aidan. This is a nail-biting, suspenseful thriller. Keeps you guessing and wondering who is telling the truth until the very end. Loved it!!


Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian. Chris is one of my favorite authors. Alexis is an ER doctor, One Saturday night, Austin comes in with a bullet wound (not life threatening). She fixes him up.  Six months later, they go  on a vacation to Vietnam with a bike tour.  On the last day of the tour, Austin goes biking alone to pay respects to his father and uncle, who fought in the war.  Austin disappears into thin air…The Red Lotus is a mystery with twists & a strong plot (Pandemic)and complex characters. Great Read..

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