by Tony Mareino,
LBPH Reader Advisor
Dear readers, it feels like June came and went in a flash, and we must have all been worn out from James Patterson’s representation on the charts in May, because he is no where to be found in our Top Five downloads from BARD for June. Some good showing from Robb, Coben, and Evanovich’s latest efforts, with newcomer Kelly Parsons making a big debut, as well as an oldie-but-goodie from legal thriller Scott Turow kept our interest as we beat the heat. A July prediction: a strong showing from King Patterson as he seeks to regain his spot on the charts and in our hearts, minds, and souls. Keep cool this July, keep on reading, and we’ll see what comes next for the Top Five!
Concealed in Death
by J.D. Robb
After her husband finds human remains in the wall of a building he is retrofitting, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s team discovers twelve bodies hidden there–all girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen. Now Eve must identify the victims–and their killer. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.
by Scott Turow
DB 35954/ CL 5255
When attorney Bert Kamin vanishes along with a large chunk of a client’s money, the firm partners turn to another of their attorneys–ex-cop Mack Malloy–for confidential help. Secretly impressed by Kamin’s daring, Malloy begins his search. A trail of frightening clues leads Malloy to believe that Kamin is in even deeper trouble than suspected–maybe even dead. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1993.
by Janet Evanovich
DB 77815/ CL 15248
Bounty hunter Stephanie and her sidekick Lulu are assigned to bring in mobster “Uncle Sunny” Eunuch–the godfather of Stephanie’s cop boyfriend. Meanwhile, security expert Ranger needs Stephanie’s help investigating the suspicious death of a bingo buddy of Stephanie’s grandmother. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2013.
by Harlan Coben
DB 78398/ CL 15322
NYPD detective Kat’s past haunts her: the man convicted of killing her father recants and her ex-fiance reappears on an online dating site. When a teen asks for help finding his mother, Kat doesn’t realize her personal connection to the case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.
by Kelly Parsons
Married with two small children, chief resident Steve Mitchell hopes to stay on at Boston’s University Hospital as a surgeon and professor. Instead, his career chances evaporate when a routine operation goes wrong–and he realizes a killer is framing him. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.