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Nancy's Notes - November 3, 2011

“Trust” by Janet Dailey, “The Accident” by Linwood Barclay, “Wife-in Law” by Haywood Smith.

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  Nancy’s Notes

    We had a good crowd at our monthly book discussion. Next month we’ll be reading “Loving Frank”. This is historical fiction about the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. If you are interested in joining our group, just stop in and pick-up a book.
    Janet Dailey’s latest is entitled, “Trust”. RJ Bannon doesn’t usually work on cold cases, but he is intrigued by the long ago abduction of three-year-old Ann Montgomery. He hopes to solve the mystery and collect the two-million dollar reward for Ann’s disappearance before the expiration date. Ann was born to a prominent Virginia aristocracy. Since no sign of the missing girl was ever found, Bannon knows the chances of finding her a slim. When he meets Erin Randall, she seems to share some connections with the vanished Ann. The deeper Bannon’s investigation goes, the more convinced he is that Erin’s tied to the case. But will his quest for the truth put her in mortal danger?
    Linwood Barclay’s, “The Accident”, is a thriller that should keep readers on edge. Glen Garber, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Shelia is taking night classes to increase her chances of landing a good job. But she should have been home by now. Waiting for her return, Glen soon has his worst fears confirmed: Sheila and two others have been killed in a car accident. The police claim Sheila was responsible. Glen knows that is impossible. When Glen begins his own investigation, he uncovers lawlessness beneath the peaceful surface of their suburb. Pursued by mysterious killers and confronted by threats from neighbors he thought he knew, Glen must take his own measures to avenge his wife and protect his child.
    If you want something light and comical you might like, “Wife-in Law” by Haywood Smith. Neighbors Betsy Callison and Kat Ellis were oil and water when they met thirty-five years ago. Betsy was a prim Republican wife and Kat an irreverent hippie liberal. But they soon discovered common ground that created a bond that has lasted for decades. Until Betsy’s husband, Greg, leaves her for his secretary and then comes back two years later and convinces the newly widowed Kat to marry him. Betsy doesn’t want him back but it’s hard to move on when the newlyweds are flaunting their love right across the street.
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