The year is 2039, and Jack Fisher is the last living survivor of the Holocaust. Set in a world that is abysmally complacent about events of the last century, Jack is a 100-year-old man whose worst memories took place before he was 5. His story hearkens back to the Jewish ghetto of his birth and to Auschwitz where, as a little boy, he had to fend for himself to survive after losing his family. Jack becomes the central figure in a missing-person investigation when his granddaughter suddenly disappears. While assisting police, he finds himself in danger and must reach into the darkest corners of his memory to come out alive.
Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 by Kimberly
I’m going a little off topic today, but, to bring this back around to books, you would be your book club’s hero if you showed up to the next meeting with this dip.
Last year, my husband and I went to Tanta, a Peruvian restaurant here in Chicago and they served us a wonderful dip with fresh plantain chips. We asked the chef for the ingredients and then set out to recreate the recipe at home. This recipe uses two of our favorite Peruvian ingredients – Huacatay and Aji Amarillo.
Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Kimberly
On a Night Like This is book one in a new series from Barbara Freethy. The first books in new series not only have to deliver on the promised romance, but also introduce us to characters we’ll want to get to know better in later books. On a Night Like This delivers on both counts.
I enjoyed that this book was based on a story line that could happen in real life and included a mystery or two that will, hopefully, play out over the course of the series.
Posted Sunday, April 12, 2015 by Kimberly
FBI Agent Ren Bryce finds herself entangled in two seemingly unrelated mysteries. But the past has a way of echoing down the years and finding its way into the present.
When Special Agent Ren Bryce discovers the body of a young woman in an abandoned car, solving the case becomes personal. But the more she uncovers about the victim’s last movements, the more questions are raised.
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Kimberly
Twenty years later, George Foss is still obsessed with his first love. I get it – he is nearing forty and has built a solid, quiet and utterly boring life. His college girlfriend Liana is all bright colors and excitement and probably a murderer. Despite everything he knows about her, he is easily ensnared in her dangerous game of sex and lies from which he may not be able to escape unscathed.
Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Kimberly