Book Review: The Racketeer (Grisham)

The Racketeer Author: John Grisham; © 2012 (Belfry Holdings, Inc) Publisher: Bantam Books Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Subgenre: Legal, Spies, Conspiracies Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Bought at a retail store.     Synopsis: A federal judge and his girlfriend are murdered at his isolated cabin, and his secret, high-tech safe open and emptied…

Book Review: The One and Only (Giffin)

The One and Only Author: Emily Giffin © 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Literary & Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Domestic Life Reviewer: Sara Synopsis: Shea Rigsby, a thirty-something Texan, who lives and breathes football. She works for her Alma Mater and favorite team, Walker. Her boyfriend, Miller, is a former Walker quarterback and her best friend…

Friday Fictioneers: The Way Out

  Beads of sweat slip down her skin. The leather of her shoes sticks to her feet. White heat bounces off stucco walls. Identical alleyways, one after another. Salt laden air drifts through, teasing her left. Waves pound rocks. The sound swirls in her ears, pulling her right. How did I get here? How do I get out? She rounds a…

Friday Fictioneers: Cracks & Breaks

“Don’t step on the cracks or you’ll break your mother’s back!” Leather soles slapped against ceramic in quick succession. Giggles echoed around the room, bouncing off tiled room. Stringy, unkempt brown hair slapped against stained cheeks. After touching the windowsill, Alaina spun around. “Your turn!” Charles hopped three times on his left foot, then stumbled. He…