Lee Child’s latest thriller, The Midnight Line, was a terrific read! Check it out:
Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?
So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness.
The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.
“Sometimes, all you have to do is shift your perspective to see someone else’s truth.”
-Dan Brown, Origin
The book I absolutely cannot wait to be released 2018: The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor. Isn’t this such an intriguing premise? In twenty days this psychological thriller hits bookstores! And I’m super excited already.
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.
In 2016, Eddie is fully grown and thinks he’s put his past behind him, but then he gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank–until one of them turns up dead. That’s when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.
“We must dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
-J.T. Ellison, Edge of Black
“It’s strange how different we all appear to who we really are.”
-Sarah Pinborough, Behind Her Eyes
“None of us deserve anything. That’s an illusion we all exist under.”
-Gilly Macmillan, What She Knew
“It seems like the good guys turned out to be the bad guys, and the bad guys weren’t all that bad.”
-CJ Box, Winterkill
“The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision.”
-James Lee Burke
“The minute we look, we cease being afraid.”
“Doubt is poison. It leads to a loss of faith in yourself, and in all that’s good and true.”