If you are a reader, then you may want to check out a couple of books I’ve read this summer that I really enjoyed.

1. Most of the time, I read off my Kindle, but my neighbour dropped off ‘All the Beautiful Lies’, by Peter Swanson, for me, and I found it was a quick read, but chock-full of twists and turns. I LOVE a great thriller novel.

‘All The Beautiful Lies’, is about a guy who gets a call from his stepmother telling him his dad had died in a fall. At first it looks like an accident, but then it starts to look wonky.  The step-mom is a piece of work!  You won’t like her, but you will cheer on this guy to get to the bottom of it all.

2. Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors. ‘The Boy From the Woods’, did not disappoint.  A feral boy, found in the woods as a child, grows up, and even though he has some quirks, he seems like a really good guy. He gets tangled up in trying to find a missing girl. Did she run away? Did she plot her disappearance? Or did something sinister happen to her? You’ll have to read it to get the answers.

3. My favourite book so far this summer is, “Walk The Wire’ by David Baldacci. Ooooooh it’s a thriller and a half. A woman’s body was found in a field in a remote town. So why was the FBI called in? Amos Decker (a character in a lot of Baldacci’s novels) goes to investigate with his partner, Jamison.  They encounter some super strange people and situations and can’t make heads or tails of this case. That is, until Decker gets attacked one night and someone he does not know comes to his rescue.  A black ops guy? Looks like it anyway.  This book will have you wanting to do nothing else that day but read, read, read.   Enjoy.

4. Now, I could not let you go, without telling you, that my favourite book of all time is, ‘I Am Pilgrim’ by Terry Hayes.   It’s long, and has 3 subplots, but it’s juicy.  I cannot believe this is Hayes’ first crack at writing a novel. He was a screenwriter before taking a shot at this book. I hope we see more work from him in the future.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and dig in to these books if you need a bit of a thrill in your life.

Michelle Butterly

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