New Books: Suspense and Kindness

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If you like suspense/thriller novels, we have two recommendations to add to your reading list. “The Flight Attendant” and “Liar, Liar” will both keep you riveted and reading late into the night. And these days the world could definitely use kindness, goodness, and gratitude, which is beautifully expressed in “The Sunny Side.”

The Flight Attendant – A Thrilling Ride

A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. 

Cassandra Bowden is definitely a flawed character. She is a flight attendant, a binge drinker, hooks up with a lot of wrong guys, and has the occasional blackout. There are many moments you will cringe at her behavior, but you will find yourself caring about her and hoping she straightens herself out.  This thriller of a ride will keep you reading into the night, and we did not see the ending coming.

Here’s the synopsis:  Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police – she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home – Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Get the book and find out.

Liar, Liar –  A Riveting Page Turner


Lisa Jackson’s latest novel tells the riveting story of a woman who searches for the mother she hasn’t seen in twenty years and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception.  

You’ll be drawn in right from the start when Remmi, whose mother disappeared 20 years earlier, happens to see a woman leap from a building who just might be her mother. The story unfolds from there and you won’t be able to put the book down.

Here’s the synopsis:  Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. Their parting came in the aftermath of a terrible night in the Mojave desert when Remmi—who’d secretly stowed away in Didi’s car en route to meet her crush, Noah Scott—instead became witness to a mysterious rendezvous. Didi handed over one of her newborn twins to a man Remmi didn’t recognize. Subsequently, Didi disappeared, as did Remmi’s other half-sibling. Remmi has pleaded with the authorities to find them, but there have been no clues. Yet she’s always had the sense that someone is watching her . . .Get the book.

The Sunny Side – Celebrates Kindness, Goodness, and Gratitude

We just loved Helene Shalotsky’s book which is filled with wonderful life lessons for all us.

Based on her popular monthly blog, “I Write It as I See It”, her book is filled with insights and inspiration on living a more enriched life and building bridges across generations too.  Helene is a wife, mom, grandma and was a teacher for 42 years. At the start of every school year she always shared her wisdom with her grandchildren, including:  be kind; share only noble thoughts (even on Facebook); be a good listener; keep confidences.   Every chapter of her book will put a smile on your face, and couldn’t we all use more of that these days?  This is a wonderful book to gift your children, grandchildren, and your friends.  Get the book

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