THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES

The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians is the story of four American Indian men.

Something very disturbing happened to them when they were much younger. Something that haunts them to this day and puts them in danger of being killed by some entity bent on having revenge for the act they committed.

I am very familiar with the North Dakota reservations and the treatment of the Native Americans there. These men left their culture and lives behind to try and escape the bleakness of life on the rez.

This is a story of cultures lost, guilt, shame, and violence. It was at times difficult to read, but I did.

At times I was lost. At times I was terrified. And in the end, I cried.

NetGalley/ July 14th, 2020 by Gallery / Saga Press

 

The BOOK CHARMER by KAREN HAWKINS

The Book Charmer

The Book Charmer is a charming and magical story of a town in trouble, two very strong women determined to save it, and maybe a bit of magic thrown in to make the perfect tale.

Dove Pond is a small town on the verge of financial disaster. The Dove family has always been lucky. They all have their own talents and Sarah’s is books. What better job for her to have than a librarian?! Sarah’s gift is knowing which person needs which book. To be fair the books tell her who needs what and she doesn’t argue with them. Most of them anyway.

When Grace arrives to take over the town clerk’s job and settle Momma G and eight-year-old Daisy, in Momma G’s hometown, she immediately gets off on the wrong foot. Hurting from the loss of her job, her sister and now Momma G’s worsening dementia, Grace comes off as snooty and judgy. Both cover a lot of uncertainty and fear.

As Grace and the town get to know each other better she feels as if she may have found the family she never had. But is she still leaving when her year is up?

This was so beautifully written. The characters were quirky and very relatable. I hope we see more of them.

Very Well Done!

NetGalley/ July 30th, 2019 by Gallery Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SIXTH DAY~A BRIT IN THE FBI THRILLER by CATHERINE COULTER AND J.T.ELLISON

The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI, #5)

Special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine take on a ruthless mastermind in the fifth highly anticipated thriller in the New York Times bestselling A Brit in the FBI series.

When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the steps of 10 Downing Street, and a drone is spotted hovering over the scene. The truth becomes clear—these high-profile deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.

What do you get when you combine Coulter and Ellison? A fast paced, nail biter of a thriller!

Someone has hacked the computers of the highest levels of government. How could something like this happen? They all use the most sophisticated and impenetrable programs and firewalls. All from the same company. Could the hacks be done by a disgruntled employee or are they being infiltrated by the very person who designed the system?

Along with a mysterious book of unknown language that has at the forefront twins descended from Vlad himself. Bodies are piling up, key government officials killed in full view of the public and no one saw a thing. Other bodies are showing up having been bled dry. For What?

This was everything and more I have come to expect from these authors. Very good collaboration!

NetGalley/Gallery    April 10, 2018