KAIT CARSON: Hank Ryan’s THE OTHER WOMAN. It was the first in her new series. I’d had it on my Kindle since publication, but hadn’t gotten around to reading it. WOW – blew me away. It’s set in Boston during campaign season (talk about timely, even for me coming to the book late). The characters are so finely drawn that I tried to figure out if they were based in fact. Then there was the plot. Ryan really knows how to twist and turn a plot. You will literally keep guessing until the last pages. Bits and pieces of dialogue and plot keep floating around in my brain. I’ve even dreamed the first Charles River scene. Highly recommend.
SARAH HENNING: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. It was amazing! There are plenty of people in the world (millions, in fact) who’d probably say the same thing about this book, but I’m here to confirm its amazing! Read it months ago and still thinking about it!
SUE STAR: SUSPECT, by Robert Crais. I can’t get it out of my head because the relationship between the dog and the cop is so touching.
DIANE VALLERE: For me, it’s GONE GIRL. Even though I read it long after many others made it a bestseller, I was smart enough to not watch the movie first! I started it the week I was called for Jury Duty, and I was writing a draft during that time too. So, on the train, on my lunch break after hitting my word count, and at night before falling asleep…I had to know what happened next. I turned in that manuscript, and i know it was heavily influenced by my jury duty experience, but I also wonder how reading GONE GIRL entered into the mix, if at all.
CYNTHIA KUHN: I taught a Sylvia Plath class this spring, and there was something about this particular re-reading of THE BELL JAR that resonated on a whole new level. She was just plain brilliant.
THERESA CRATER: For me it’s two series. Patrick Rothfuss’ THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLES and Shana Abe’s DRAKON series. And for the same reason. They are drenched with the most luscious detail. The colors, the sounds, the smells all weaved like a luxurious tapestry around spectacular story telling. To read them is total immersion. Can’t wait for more.
PAMELA OBERG: I’m binge-reading new cozies right now, and they’ve all been wonderful–Lucy Burdette’s FATAL RESERVATIONS, Juliet Blackwell’s SPELLCASTING IN SILK were the most recent (and sooo good!). I’ve got Karin Slaughter’s BLINDSIGHTED downloaded to my new tablet, and I’m anxious to begin reading–I haven’t read her before now. (Kait, I loved THE OTHER WOMAN!)
What book is stuck in YOUR head? Let us know in the comments, and be entered to win the Week 3 Summer Reading Bonanza prize!