Child's Jack Reacher eschews societal standards of beauty and the judgment that often surrounds addiction. Jack Reacher doesn’t follow the ruuuules! I liked seeing him thinking outside the box here—and especially eschewing societal standards of beauty and the judgment that often surrounds addiction. The story involved a satisfying set of Reacher-figured-out-a-plan moments, along with somewhat of a commentary on the opioid crisis—especially as related to veterans—and some crit
This was creepy and smart and kept me hooked, wondering if the characters were who they said they were. Libby Jones was adopted as an infant and she has long wondered at the true story of her parents. She's twenty-five and working in an art gallery when she is given an envelope she hopes will contain answers. Instead, she realizes she has inherited a giant, decrepit mansion. The letter inspires varied and complicated questions about the possibly disturbing events that transpi
I loved the grumpy, jaded dragon of a main protagonist but had trouble with the purely evil bad guy. Vern! What I love love loved about this book were the grumpy, jaded dragon, the unlikely and endearing friendships, the dragon-life details, and the vivid bayou setting. I had a really tough time with the purely evil bad guy who showed no possible redemption or depth of character but stooped to increasingly horrifying depths of depravity, torture, and intensely dark impulses.