LETHAL WHITE / Robert Galbraith

Lethal White, the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series, is a compelling detective novel that had me racing to the end. A year after the events of Career of Evil, a young man visits the private detective’s office to ask for help investigating a crime he witnessed as a child but he runs off in a panic before Strike can question him thoroughly….



Rin is a war orphan. She is fostered with shopkeepers who secretly deal opium and who plan to marry her off to make a better life for themselves, without consideration for Rin’s happiness. To make her own way in the world, Rin will go to any lengths to get to one of the academies, where students are trained in the arts of war,…


The Great Alone / Kristin Hannah

This novel chronicles an adventure taken by a PTSD-disabled Vietnam veteran and his family in Alaska.  He inherits a ramshackle hut in the middle of nowhere and moves to Alaska to try to make new beginnings. “Try” is the operative word as he is not very successful.  It becomes clear to his daughter that he’s been a physically abusive husband and she hatches plans to escape….