2019 - Down the River Unto the Sea, Walter Mosley, 336 pages
Former NYPD cop wrongly accused of a crime investigates a murder ten years later as a private investigator.
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My 5-Star Books
Night Bird (The)
A thriller about a psychiatrist whose innovative therapy connects several women who have bizarrely taken their own lives.
Ella Minnow Pea
Quick and clever, this little story is creative in it's telling about a community that is forced to quit using certain letters in reading or writing....one at a time.
Two sisters, a high school tragedy, a big secret, twisted, tangled lives are good bones for a thriller.
A YA novel about a couple of teens who solve a mystery during the Final Four college basketball tournament.
Obelisk Gate (The)
The second installment of the complex, intriguing fantasy in an alternate world where some people have the ability to control the earth.
End of Your Life Book Club (The)
This memoir shares memories Schwalbe has of the end of his mom's life as she battled cancer - and the books they read together and how they connected over books.
A fantasy set in medieval England where a royal bastard is trained to be an assassin for the king.
Calculating Stars (The)
Kowal, Mary Robinette
A huge meteorite strike causes climate change on Earth in 1950s and women 'calculators' help rush the space program as humans search for a way off the planet.
Night Tiger (The)
Set in 1930s Malaysia, an orphan boy, a struggling young woman who works at a dance hall, a couple of white doctors find their lives intertwining with a touch of magical realism.
Such a Fun Age
A timely story of the fallout after a 20-something black woman black woman babysitting a white toddler is accused by a store security guard of kidnapping.
Tattooist of Auschwitz (The)
A young Jewish man is sent to Auschwitz and becomes the primary tattooist, falls in love, struggles to survive.
Don't Tell a Soul
A strong thriller about an innocent good guy who gets framed for murder.