The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
This is apparently the fourth book in a series about Tracy. She’s a Seattle cop. A body is discovered in a crab pot. Once they identify her, they realize she disappeared off Rainer and was thought to be dead. So, how did she end up in Puget Sound? The more they dig, they find things don’t add up (as it always is in these stories, it’s always something you would never guess). This was good though. I might go read some of the other ones.
Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner
A mystery/thriller. This was good, but it took me a minute to remember what it was about when I sat down to write this. 13 year old Sharlah is in foster care. 8 years ago, her brother beat their drunk father to death to save them both. He is in a separate foster home and they’ve had no contact since. Then he shows up as the shooter in a gas station robbery and his foster parents are found dead. This is more from the profiler and tracker’s side than the cop’s. In trying to find him, they are also trying to piece everything together.
Below Northern Lights by Ashlee Cowles
This is the follow up to last year’s Beneath Wandering Stars, which I absolutely loved. While this is geared as more of a YA book, I enjoyed this one too. You can read my full review here. The main characters are all military brats, with a few turned active duty. Lucas was injured in Iraq and is now paralyzed from the waist down. His sister convinces him to go to Scotland to find her boyfriend and his best friend Seth, who is MIA. I recommend checking both books up. They can be read alone or as companions.
How To Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry
This also started off slow, but everything came together beautifully in the end. Emilia’s father died and she is now running his bookshop. She finds it’s failing financially and is doing everything she can to generate interest and keep it open. The story also includes customers and their lives. Sarah, who owns a manor and was having an affair with Emilia’s father, Sarah’s daughter Alice and their groundskeeper Dylan, as well as others. I think the title makes it obvious how this all ends, but that’s fine. I need happy books in my life too.
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
I love a good psychological thriller. Helena is married with two daughters. All is good, until she hears about an escaped prisoner, who just happens to be her father. He kidnapped an underage girl years ago and held her captive. Helena was the result. They lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a secluded area and lived off the land. No electricity, no running water, and shopping trips were rare. She was 12 when they were found. Her memories of growing up and her father are not what people would expect and she hates dealing with the attention, so she hid from it all. This book was seriously great.
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
This had promise, but it just could not keep my attention. It took me over a week to read and I read other stuff in between. It wasn’t bad, it just ended up being all about race, which wasn’t what I wanted to read. So Leia, who is a super nerd like her name suggests, has a one night stand at a comic book convention. She ends up pregnant. While dealing with that, she finds out her grandmother has dementia, and her stepsister’s marriage is on the rocks. There is so much more to the story though. Lots of other stuff going on and background to things. It was good, but the race thing put me off.