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Summer Reading Reviews: Adult Mystery

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We're wrapping up a week of reader recommendations with a little bit of mystery! Check out some of these titles, read and recommended by Helen Plum Library patrons... and if you need more reading inspiration, stop in to the Adult Services desk today!


Summer Reading Mystery Recommendations 2017
Summer Reading Mystery Recommendations 2017
  1. Private Games by James Patterson
    Set during the London Olympics where a master villain tries to end the modern Olympics through evil acts. The Private series has been an enthralling delight!
  2. Home by Harlan Coben
    An outstanding piece of literature, this book’s epilogue made me feel how I did when I finished Harry Potter. A wonderful end to a series, or good as a stand-alone, the characters are charismatic and will take you on a whirlwind adventure from start to finish.
  3. Free Fire by C.J. Box
    If you are curious about what living in Wyoming is really like, read C.J. Box. He has all the details down pat. Great reads!
  4. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
    Thrilling, mystery and crime genre read! Totally unexpected ending. I was left guessing throughout the entire book. Lisa Gardner knows how to grab the reader!
  5. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun
    Very interesting mystery. Keeps your attention. Lots of people, hard for me to remember. I did not want to put it down though. Loved Koko the cat and Quilleran, great match. This is the first in a series of 32 books.
  6. Blood Orange by Susan Wittig Albert
    These books take place in Texas and keep you coming back for more because of the characters, information on real “happenings” of today’s world around us and some great recipes!
  7. Woman of God by James Patterson
    Enjoyable read about a heroic woman who heeds God’s calling to do his work in being a doctor. She works in a refugee camp in Africa, a hospital in Europe, a clinic in Massachusetts and revitalizes a church and becomes a leader.
  8. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
    This story was full of magic and mystery. I loved the craziness of caraval, waiting until the mystery was solved. I figured out some things, but the story kept me guessing.