The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

This is a thoroughly detailed look into the life of Lizzie Borden and the murder of her parents. Actual black-and-white photographs and reprints of newspaper articles add to the timeless mystery of this crime. I enjoyed the author’s style and recounting of events. I...

Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

This is the true story of Ricky Richard Anywar, the founder of the international charity Friends of Orphans. Ricky’s story begins at age 14 when he and his brother are kidnapped by rebel fighters and forced to fight government soldiers in the Ugandan civil war. He is...

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

The newly discovered body of a female infant is the opening of Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight. This was one of the most stimulating and tantalizing books I have read recently. I loved the authors style of dedicating each chapter to a different character...

The Girls by Emma Cline

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll best describes The Girls by Emma Cline. Russell is a charismatic Charles Manson-type character who rules a commune in the 1960s. His anger and disbelief that a rock career is eluding him, leads him to command “the girls” to “take care of” a...

Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor

I have read several books about Josef Mengele, the Angel of Death, but never a first-person account. Eva Mozes Kor’s book, Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, is riviting. Her daily struggle, at just 10 years old, to survive...