PositiveLibrary JournalSlocumb, a former principal violinist and concertmaster, manages a delicate balance in his debut ... This novel brings an unflinching eye to the sometimes-cutthroat world of classical music, its very white culture, and the challenges a talented young Black violinist might face in that world. But in Ray, a man who strives toward honor and kindness despite the racist acts (some of them violent) he endures, the story also finds its heart. Strongly recommended.
PositiveLibrary JournalAs Beth delves into the locals\' secrets, her life and Hailey\'s collide to explosive effect ... Though dark and foreboding, none of the violence here is gratuitous and the strength and resilience shown by Stevens\'s female characters offers leavening moments of heart and hope. For fans of Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner.
PositiveLibrary Journal... Greenidge\'s second novel...is a richly detailed and well-researched work of historical fiction. Centering her narrative on the lives of Black women, she explores issues of racism, colorism and misogyny in lyrical and lovely prose.
PositiveLibrary JournalThough the characterizations sometimes come a little too close to caricature, West has expertly captured the high school culture of today in a novel that is at times cringe-worthy and eventually hopeful. Readers of Amy Poeppel’s Small Admissions and Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies will want this one.
RaveLibrary JournalBradby uses current-day political fears to great effect in this new spy thriller ... Bradby’s journalistic and screenwriting background is fully evident, as the story is well researched, compellingly complicated, and perfectly paced. Fans of Stella Rimington and Olen Steinhauer will love this offering.
PositiveLibrary JournalLulu and [Thorpe\'s mother] Elfriede\'s stories are built piece by piece, and while the plotting is a bit of a slow burn, Williams\'s deft hand with characterization and emotionally connective storytelling pays off for readers in big ways. Recommended.
RaveBook Verdict\"Turton\'s debut is skillfully done. He expertly manages the many moving parts of the plot while taking readers ever deeper into the story. Recommended.\
RaveLibrary JournalWhat do you do with a criminal who has escaped justice and now has dementia? Carl Feldman—a documentary photographer now residing in an assisted-living facility—may be just such a person ... a tense, gripping read with a cat-and-mouse game that will keep readers riveted.