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Nancy's Notes, May 15

“One for the Money” by Janet Evanovich, “Blood Dreams” by Kay Hooper, “The Opposite of Love” by Julie Buxbaum, “White Lies” by Jayne Ann Krentz.

One of our most popular writers is Janet Evanovich. She has two or three different series in our collection. Everyone who gets started on her books is enthusiastic about them. They are lighthearted mysteries. They have a lot of humor and not the gore of most suspense novels. I decided it was time for me to try one of her books and see what our readers are talking about. Last night I started “One for the Money” and so far it has been fun. So if you want something light to read during your busy days or vacation days give Evanovich a try.

            If you are interested in a thriller with a little more meat you might want to try “Blood Dreams” by Kay Hooper. Her latest novel takes readers on a manhunt for a serial killer, a psychopath no ordinary police can stop. The killer is without conscience or a fear of being caught. His latest victim is a U.S. Senator’s daughter. When the FBI Special Crimes Unit is unable to find the killer, help comes in the form of a fledgling civilian organization of unorthodox crime stoppers.

            Julie Buxbaum has a new book entitled “The Opposite of Love”. The story centers around Emily who has just ended her relationship with her boyfriend who was about to propose. She knows that her breakup has less to do with him and more to do with her. Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake while the rest of her world begins to unravel. She is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend values she detests; her grandfather, who is the person she loves most in the world, is losing it while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn’t last forever. Buxbaum’s novel shows readers how the young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her.

            Raine Tallentrye, an attractive and independent woman, is the center of “White Lies” by Jayne Ann Krentz. She is called creepy and crazy by the public after she reveals her paranormal abilities which have brought her most recent romantic relationship to an end. Her Aunt Vella told her years ago to keep her talents to herself. Raine is resigned to a lonely life now that her aunt and only blood relative, is dead,. When she journeys to Shelbyville to clear out her aunt’s house Raine makes a horrifying discovery. There is a young woman bound and terrified in a basement storage locker. The victim survived and the culprit is on the loose. Without warning a new man enters Raine’s life, investigator Zack Jones. While Raine hears voices, Zack sees visions and within hours of their meeting Raine experiences an intimacy she never dared to expect.

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