Vinegar girl : The taming of the shrew retold / Anne Tyler

I checked this out because I love Anne Tyler’s writing.  This one, however, initially made me question my judgment.  The story seemed far-fetched, and the narration was so grating that I developed an active dislike for the heroine, Kate Battista.   Long-suffering, 29 year old Kate views herself as being wronged by life: her college that […]


The art forger / B.A. Shapiro

Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal–her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum–she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but […]


Say you’re sorry / Michael Robotham

This is a riveting psychological thriller and detective story, about psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and his work with the police department to re-open a three year old case in which two girls had been kidnapped.  One of the girls is brutally killed after attempting to escape, and O’Loughlin tirelessly works to find the other girl.  This […]