|Some coastal towns have birds, others have dark secrets.|
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Reading right now:
“Shock Wave” by Andrew Vachss. This hard-boiled thriller continues Vachss’ Aftershock series where a former mercenary and his wife decide to retire and settle down in an lovely seaside Pacific Northwest town only to find that the town has many dark, hidden corners. Well-known for his 18-part PI Burke series, Vachss is a busy man. He’s an attorney, runs an organization to protect children from abuse, is a dog lover, and a prolific author.
“The Farm” by Tom Rob Smith. Smith started his writing career with the amazing MGB agent Leo Demidvo trilogy. His first book was the critically acclaimed “Child 44” which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. If you haven’t read this series, you should and you should do so before the movie comes out some time this year (with Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman). His new book “The Farm” is a complicated thriller that has gotten critical acclaim and sounds like a great choice for a book club selection. It revolves around a man who gets two phone calls: one from his Father saying his mother has gone crazy and another from his Mother who says his Father is caught up in an evil conspiracy to cover up a series of terrible crimes. Who does he believe? I can’t wait to read it and find out.