Category Archives: Putnam

Frightful Friday: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. This week’s featured title is Conversion by Katerine Howe: Age Range: 12 and up Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (July 1, 2014) ISBN: 9780399167775 Source: Library copy The seniors at St. Joan’s Academy, […]

Review: The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (May 27, 2014) ISBN-10: 0399162178 Source: Publisher Vivian Schuyler is a young, vivacious and determined young woman living in 1960s Manhattan. She’s gone against what is expected of her as a budding socialite and has not only graduated from college but has obtained a job at Metropolitan magazine as a fact-checker.  Her life takes […]

Review: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (May 30, 2013) ISBN-10: 039916216X Source: Publisher It’s Memorial Day weekend in 1938. Following family tradition, Lily Dane has left her life in New York and returned with her family to the oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island. Her plans for a peaceful, relaxing summer are changed when the Greenwalds […]

Frightful Friday: Helsinki Blood by James Thompson

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. This week’s featured title is Helsinki Blood by James Thompson: Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (March 21, 2013) ISBN-10: 039915888X Source: Publisher In the fourth book in the Inspector Kari Vaara series, readers […]

Review: Suspect by Robert Crais

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (January 22, 2013) ISBN-10: 039916148 Source: Publisher Eight months ago, LAPD police officer Scott James lost his partner, Stephanie, in a brutal nighttime assault. Nearly killed himself, Scott is still recovering from the bullet wounds that ravaged his body. Barely able to return for duty, Scott joins the K-9 […]

Review: Black Fridays by Michael Sears

Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (September 18, 2012) ISBN-10: 0399158669 Source: Publisher Jason Stafford has just been released from federal prison after serving a two-year sentence for financial fraud. Admittedly, he was a greedy man, trying to provide a life for his wife that was beyond their means. He never stole from individuals, only […]

Review: City of Women by David R. Gillham

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (August 7, 2012) ISBN-10: 039915776X Source: Publisher Set in 1943 Berlin, the midst of World War II, the majority of the men have been sent to the battlefront. Berlin has essentially become a city of women: wives, mothers, sisters of German soldiers living off of rations and meager […]

Review: Overseas by Beatriz Williams

Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (May 10, 2012) ISBN-10: 0399157646 Source: Publisher (via Netgalley) Kate Wilson is a twenty-something Wall Street analyst, trying to make a name for herself. At an important client meeting, she’s banished to her cubicle, expected to sit around should the rest of her team find a need for her.  It is while […]

Review: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth

Reading level: Ages 18 and up Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (April 26, 2012) Source: Publisher In the third Nathanial Cade, President’s Vampire book (after The President’s Vampire and Blood Oath), the country is in the midst of a Presidential race. A political operative and campaign volunteer are found slaughtered, in a compromising position. […]

Review: The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Putnam Adult (April 12, 2012) ISBN-10: 0399157581 Source: Publisher Nell Slattery is only one of two survivors of a horrible plane crash. When she awakens in the hospital she is confused, devoid of all her memories. With the help of her family, some members with their own agenda, Nell pieces through […]