Sunday, April 7, 2013

Staff Picks

One of the most talked about books at FCPL this year is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  This very twisted mystery is revealed from the perspectives of both partners in a fatally flawed marriage.  What fascinates me is that their stories couldn’t be more different.

The page-turning story begins when Amy Dunne goes missing exactly five years to the date from the couple’s wedding day.  Instantly, Amy’s husband Nick becomes the prime suspect.  He’s implicated further when her journal comes to light.   Clues to a romantic scavenger hunt -- Amy's anniversary surprise for Nick -- raise the stakes of the story and raise more suspicions.

Nick’s definitely no angel but he’s not the only tormentor in this nasty psychological thriller.   If you enjoy a diabolical plot and characters you love to hate, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn will keep you guessing until the very last twist!

Another book that’s been a topic of much discussion at FCPL is Defending Jacob by William Landay. 

Assistant District Attorney, Andy Barber walks a fine line between protecting his family and keeping his integrity when his only son Jacob is accused of the senseless murder of a classmate.  Parents of middle school students will find this legal thriller especially gut-wrenching as long-held secrets come to light and relationships, careers and four parents’ hopes and dreams for their sons are tragically altered.

Defending Jacob is a compelling story of very hard choices and a recent selection of FCPL's Book Sleuths book club.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist