Sookie Stackhouse

Sookie Stackhouse

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Sookie Stackhouse works as a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She is quiet and doesn’t get out much. You would never guess she can read minds. Her gift has always be a problem when it comes to men and dates. That is until along comes Bill Compton. He’s perfect and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life.

Everything is great until the murders begin and a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers come around looking for Bill. Did I mention Bill is a vampire?

 

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11/22/63

11 22 63

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11/22/63 is a novel about a time-traveler named Jake Epping who attempts to travel back and stop the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

This is a really great novel. Stephen King has created a fantastic and unique time travel mechanic, which really throws a different spin on what we usually run into in time travel stories, and even has a twist near the end that causes the reader along with the protagonist to change the way they had learned to look at things. The historical content is well-researched, immersive and detailed. King’s protagonist is a relatable and interesting character, and many of the other characters are splendidly fleshed-out and memorable.

 

The Buried Book

The Buried Book

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Nine year old Jasper Leary has just been abandoned at his uncle’s farm by his mother. She has left him here before, but she was full of deception today. She just said they would visit for the day, but she had a suitcase packed and everything. Jasper doesn’t know when he will see her again, so he tries to fall in line with his older cousin on the farm. Only problem is he really misses his mom. When he discovers the old family house still has his mom’s childhood diary in it, he knows he must try to find her. Only problem is, so does everyone else. Even a Detroit detective has shown up asking questions about her and where she is. After his father comes to pick him up and take him home, he stays with a neighbor and things happen in his apartment. In an attempt to get away, he ends up at some places a kid should never be, including a peep show and alone on a bus back to his uncle’s farm. There is death, destruction, and drug trafficking, but what does Jasper’s mother have to do with it?

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

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A. J. Finn’s debut novel begins with an ominous epigram: “I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.” This is a line from the 1943 classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, in more ways than one, pays homage to the venerable master of suspense.

Anna Fox is a recently separated woman living alone in her restored Harlem brownstone. She used to have a thriving child psychology practice until a year or so ago, but now is a confirmed agoraphobic, petrified to go outside or let the outside world come in, aside from the rare exceptions of her soon-to-be ex-husband, Ed; her eight-year-old daughter, Olivia; and her tenant, Dave, who occupies the basement apartment. She spends her days counseling other agoraphobics online, watching old black and white movies, and drinking wine. Hers is a small, highly ordered life. Until the Russells move into the brownstone across the way.

Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

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Fritz McCabe and three other teenage boys from a elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old boy and film the attack. One of the attackers turns state’s evidence and the ringleader disappears, leaving Fritz and the other to go to prison.

Ten years later Fritz is free and a copy the missing tape delivered with a ransom demand. That is when the family calls in Kinsey Millhone.