With the weather getting colder, there is no better time to change into warm clothes, curl up by the fireside, and grab a good book. Here are some books that are worth the read!
This is a non-fiction book, written about the mass shooting that occurred at Columbine High School in April of 1999. It covers the impact that it has had on the victims, the victim’s families, the surrounding area, the shooters families, etc. Cullen also discusses what led to the shooters doing what they did.
This fiction book follows Markus Novak, a defense lawyer, who lost his wife, who he worked with, recently. He becomes obsessed with her murder and finding out who killed his wife. So obsessed, his boss sends him on a mission in Indiana, with hopes it will distract him from what happened to his wife. It’s supposed to be a dead-end case, with no purpose but to distract him, but what he discovers there leads to more and more lies uncovered.
The Murder House by James Patterson
In this fiction novel, Jenna Murphy, a detective, comes back to the Hamptons after being forced to resign from her job in New York City. In the Hampton’s, there is a local house, 7 Ocean Drive, a scene of many different murders over the years. Murphy is involved with a murder case that occurred on this property. It seems to be cut-and-dry, however, Murphy quickly realizes there’s more to the story than this.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
This novel begins with the death of Barry Fairbrother, a member of the board of Pagford, a small town in England. His death means that there is now a seat vacant on the town council. It follows the fraud that occurs during the election and the different perspectives from different towns folks.
The Forgetting Place by John Burley
Dr. Lise Shields is a psychiatrist at a correctional psychiatric facility, where she’s worked for the past five years. However, when a new patient comes in and no one will tell her why or what he did to get locked up, Dr. Shields gets to the bottom of why he is there.
When Rachel Rabinowitz was younger, she lived in an orphanage after her father shot and killed her mother and fled the scene. Here she was part of a medical research trial that leads to her suffering consequences for years to come. Years later, Rachel works at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home as a nurse. One night, the women who conducted the research on her as a child comes into the home and is now her patient. Written alternating from past and present tense in different chapters, Rachel must decide whether to get vengeance or to help the old women.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
In 1942, after a roundup by the French Police, Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, locks her younger brother in a cupboard and promises to come back for him later. Now it's 2002 and a journalist, Julia Jarmond, learns about this story and starts to investigate what occurred on and after that date.