Linda recommends

Linda's first go-round at the Owl was fall 2005 - winter 2007. After a hiatus for other work, she came back in January of 2011, and she's loved every minute of it! Her favorite genres have been legal suspense and books with well-defined, many-layered characters. Since reading Devil in the White City and Unbroken, she's become a big fan of historical writing as well. She feels privileged to be able to work with the wonderful staff at The Owl and to have the opportunity to interact with the faithful and neophyte customers who walk through our door.

ISBN: 9780345544926
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 14th, 2014

In her usual inimitable style, Picoult speaks in several voices in her newest novel. A young woman enlists the aid of a former police detective and a washed-up psychic to find her mother, an elephant researcher and activist who disappeared when the young woman was just a baby. We are not only pulled in by the plight of the young woman as she tries to figure out what happened to her mother, we are treated to fascinating information about elephants' behavior and emotions and about the sanctuaries that have saved them and given them a new lease on life. 

ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

Linda says: This is the most gripping thing I've read in months! Hawkins' brilliant formula kept me zipping through the pages of this thriller at the speed of the bullet train. Fortunately for the reader, the commuter train in this story goes more slowly, allowing Rachel to gaze out the window and imagine the lives of those she sees. Put this on your list if you love to curl up with a good book and lose yourself in it! Hawkins is brilliant!

ISBN: 9780062340078
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 27th, 2015

Linda says: This is a tightly woven thriller by an author from the UK, and I can't wait to read more from her! Emily Coleman has run away from her life and started a new one, complete with a new name. During the course of the novel we get bits and pieces of her story so that we can begin to piece together why she left, what she is running from, and why she feels she can never go back. We feel ourselves being drawn into her life and wonder what could have possibly led her to the decision she made. A book almost impossible to put down, this is the work of someone who has earned her place in the company of the likes of S. J. Watson, A. S. A. Harrison and Laura Lippman.