Category Archives: Harper Books

Review: Eyes on You by Kate White

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Harper (June 24, 2014) ISBN: 9780061576638 Source: Publisher It started with a nasty note on the night of her book launch, followed by her author photo sliced from the jacket of her book. Soon, however, the attacks against television host and, now author, Robin Trainer increased quickly with severity.  After losing […]

Review: All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke

Series: Ellie Hatcher Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Harper (June 10, 2014) ISBN: 9780062208385 Source: Publisher When therapist Helen Brunswick is found murdered in her Park Slope office, blame immediately falls to her estranged husband.  Then the District Attorney’s office receives an anonymous letter detailing aspects of the crime not made available to the public,  behavior eerily similar to a twenty-year-old […]

Review: A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Harper (June 3, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062287877 Source: Publisher Slava Gelman is a lapsed Jew working for Century, an esteemed magazine in Manhattan. He’s exiled himself from his family in an attempt to shed the history and past that may tarnish the aristocratic-style writing demanded of him by Century. Yet when he […]

Review: Closed Doors by Lisa O’Donnell

Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Harper (May 20, 2014) ISBN-10: 006227189X Source: Publisher Eleven-year-old Michael Murray lives on a small Scottish island, a community so small that there are no secrets. His mother and grandmother are often found sitting at the kitchen table, gossiping about one person or another. Believing Michael too young to listen in, […]

Review: The Book of You by Claire Kendal

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Harper (May 6, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062297600 Source: Publisher He’s everywhere. At the train station. Standing outside her door.  At the University where she works. His name is Rafe, her constant shadow following one regretful evening.  He sends her messages through the post, rifles through her garbage, takes photographs of her while […]

Review: Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes

Series: Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Harper (April 15, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062276026 Source: Publisher One morning, the police are called to a cottage to investigate a murder in a quiet English village. The victim, Polly, is a beautiful young woman, known for having multiple affairs with both men and women.  Her […]

Review: Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harper (March 25, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062284398 Source: Publisher Holly Judge awakens on a snowy Christmas morning with remnants of a nightmare racing through her head. Thirteen years ago, she and her husband traveled to Russia to adopt their daughter, Tatiana.  The thought that races through her head – Something followed them […]

Review: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Harper (February 11, 2014) ISBN-10: 006228553X Source: Publisher Bartholomew Neil has cared for his mother for the entire thirty-eight years of his life. When she passes away from cancer, he’s left with an emptiness in his life.  He has no concept of living on his own, free of obligation and co-dependence. […]

Review: Ripper by Isabel Allende

Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Harper (January 28, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062291408 Source: Publisher Amanda Jackson has always been interested in the evil side of human nature.  It started at a relatively young age and has progressed so dramatically that she, along with her grandfather, take part in an online mystery group. While originally created to investigate the unsolved Jack the […]

Review: What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harper (January 7, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062237845 Source: Publisher Olivia Reed didn’t have the most stable of childhoods. Her older sisters, twins, were stillborns who died a year before Olivia was born and are forever memorialized by her mother, Myla, a bipolar psychic. One of Olivia’s many tasks around their home is […]