Cross Her Heart

Sara’s Pick: Cross Her Heart by Meilida Leigh When Bree Taggert was a little girl, her parents were killed in a murder-suicide.  She and her siblings survived and she promised her little sister to protect her “cross her heart”. But when she gets a distressed call from her sister, she’s not there to protect her,…

Today I am Carey

Sara’s Pick: Today I am Carey by Martin L. Shoemaker Set in the near future, an android assists Alzheimer’s patient, Mildred, with long term care. He is able to fill in the gaps in her memory of the past and can replicate the appearance and personality of family members so when she asks “Is that…

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Sara’s Pick: Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman This is a hysterical look at parenting from the author of A Man Called Ove. Writing with the same bemused look at life as Dave Barry, Backman discusses the first few years of his son’s life adventures with his bumbling efforts…

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Sara’s Pick: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb This is a really interesting and well-written look at therapy from both sides of the couch. Dr. Lori Gottlieb opens up about treating her patients and being treated by her own therapist. After a heartbreaking split with her Boyfriend of two years, Dr. Gottlieb…

The Dead Ex

Sara’s Pick: The Dead Ex by Jane Corry One man disappears and four women are caught in the aftereffects. Vicki, the ex-wife, now works as an aromatherapist, has epilepsy and an unreliable memory. Scarlet and her mother are caught playing “the game”, which turns out to be dealing drugs. Scarlet goes into foster cares and…

In Five Years

Sara’s Pick: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle Dannie Kohan has a good life. She’s a planner, a lawyer at a top firm in New York, has a boyfriend, soon-to-be fiancé and a wild and crazy best girlfriend, Bella. Dannie knows where she’s going and when and how. Then she has a dream, waking next…

The Flatshare

Sara’s Pick: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary After Tiffy Moore’s boyfriend throws her out of his apartment, she is desperate to find a new place to stay. Luckily Leon works the overnight in a health care facility and is looking for someone to share his flat. There are strict times for “co-habiting”:  out of the…

Still Life with Monkey

Sara’s Pick:  Still Life With Monkey by Katharine Weber This is the story of a young man, now a quadriplegic from a car accident, his wife and his helper, a tufted capuchin monkey named Ottoline. Architect Duncan and his co-worker Todd had gone to visit a construction site and when driving home were involved in…

The Liar’s Girl

Sara’s Pick: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan How A young woman has been living abroad in the Netherlands for 10 years after her boyfriend confessed to, and was convicted of, being a serial killer. The police contact her when the murders start again after 10 years. Will is still in prison but claims to…

Close to Home

Sara’s Pick: Close to Home by Cara Hunter A little girl goes missing from a costume party hosted by her parents, celebrating the end of the school year. No one seems to know quite when Daisy was last seen, and as more and more secrets are revealed, it becomes clear thing weren’t as wonderful at…