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The 13th Juror
The 13th Juror by John Lescroart (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"A prett good book.Rather long. the author has a lot of knowledge of the legal system" -- Russell l Judd, 03/20/2015

"A very interesting, complicated legal thriller. Jennifer Witt's husband and young son are shot, and Jennifer swears she was not at home and did not do it. Yet as evidence piles up against her, she refuses to allow her lawyers to introduce the evidence that she was a battered wife for fear it gives her a motive for the crime. As time runs out, Dismas Hardy, her #2 lawyer (the lead character in the series) can only try to unearth means, motive & opportunity for someone else to have committed the crime. A very long read, but well-written." -- ElizabethR, 03/13/2015

"In The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe. As the trial progresses, the complex truth itself begins to change, to bend, to fade in and out of focus as the clock keeps ticking on Jennifer's fate, until there seems only one person left to convince, and she is "the 13th juror"the judge. The 13th Juror is a stunning and suspenseful novel of moral ambiguity, of good intentions, bad judgements and the tortuous path to ultimate justice." -- billrye, 03/24/2015

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"recommend. great period piece" -- grace lilly, 02/03/2015

"If you haven't read this yet, I don't know what you're waiting for. Pick up a copy at any bookstore and start reading. It's an excellent critique on 1920s America and has something for everyone. It's one of those books that only gets better with each reread, as you gain more insight into the characters and their lives. I highly recommend it." -- arya_stark17, 02/07/2015

"Really ? Classic. What a tale to be told." -- Scottie, 02/28/2015

The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Good book, lots of interesting thoughts on marriage/relationships. Not really on solid moral ground (IMHO) but interesting plot turns. I enjoy a storyline that progresses and unfolds well. (Which I'm sure is completely subjective lol) I enjoyed getting to know the characters and thought the story length was just right. I tend to miss characters after I'm finished with a book, but the author did such a good wrap-up that I was OK saying goodbye to them. (and yes, I DO know they're not real ;)" -- Mrs. K, 02/22/2015

"Another 5 star. Great ending!!" -- sljrncohn89, 02/12/2015

"three women in an impossible situation and doesn't cut them any slack. Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. Meanwhile, Tess O'Leary's husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they've fallen in love, so Tess takes her young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St. Angela's Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother. Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St. Angela's PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughtera daughter for whom she is still grieving. Simultaneously a page-turner and a book one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty's novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possible way. Agent" -- rwinters, 02/10/2015

The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"An unusual love story for an autistic man." -- winterread, 02/01/2015

"I can see this as a movie. Poorly written as a book." -- pamott, 02/16/2015

"Don tillman, the protagonist, is a teacher of genetics at a Melbourne University in Australia. He, along with his only 2 friends, Claudia and Gene set out to set up the "Wife Project." Then Rosie comes along seeking to find out who her father is and the "Wife Project" turns into the "Father Project.". I would give it 4 stars. You'll love it." -- billrye, 02/18/2015

The Silkworm
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"I don't usually care for crime or "best-sellers", but this was excellent!! Well-written, steady-pace." -- ErinKruger, 02/15/2015

"And this one is better than the first (Cuckoo's Calling )" -- sljrncohn89, 02/02/2015

"I have enjoyed all of JKRowlings non-Harry Potter books." -- GuineaPigLady, 02/16/2015

Top Secret Twenty-One
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Another story in the topsy-turvy life of Stephanie Plum. Not enough Ranger in my opinion. It is a little awkward to have a woman's voice covering so much male dialog, but I got used to it. Made my commute seem so much smoother regardless." -- readymcbookerson, 02/13/2015

"Easy read, funny" -- angelarlee, 02/13/2015

"I think Janet Evanovich is hilarious!" -- Lorimiller234, 02/08/2015

What Alice Forgot
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"another great read, like that she is so descriptive in her writing. " -- sljrncohn89, 02/22/2015

"This book revolves around Alice, a stay at home mother of three children who falls down at the gym and when she wakes up she cannot remember the last 10 years of her life. I enjoyed seeing her remember and try to remember the events, and while reading this book I can only think of what I would be thinking if I had lost 10 years of my life." -- karebearye, 02/03/2015

"Loved this book. My favorite by this author so far. I loved Alice and it was so interesting to read how she coped with losing her memory. " -- saz1991, 03/11/2015

Yes Please
Yes Please by Amy Poehler (3 Winter Readers liked this book)
"For those of you who watched Amy Poehler in her SNL days, the book is like a giant skit only Amy Poehler can do. Listening to this on Audio, with Amy Poehler narrating was funny. I can't say there is a lot of sound advice but it is real, sometimes raw and comical. I also have the book I received as a gift. It is not a long book, but the heaviest book for its size. I would recommend the read if you like Amy Poehler. " -- Lyn, 02/15/2015

"As a fan of Parks and Rec and SNL, I enjoyed Yes Please. The book is a mishmash of essays, pictures, advice, and stories from the author's life. This memoir is very different from Tina Fey's Bossypants, although it covers some of the same ground. I enjoyed each one for different reasons. " -- lodmark, 02/27/2015

"This audiobook made me laugh a lot during the first third, but then it got a little dull at times when Amy wandered away from her usual funny-girl stuff (like when she rhapsodized a little too much about her kids). Her chapter about her divorce is funny and sad. I texted my best friend, who is going through her own divorce, to tell her to listen. She did, and said it was good medicine." -- hollyhal, 03/02/2015

Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"The main character Christine wakes up each day and can't remember her life. Every day her husband has to explain to her their life together. With the help of a psychologist, she is trying to piece her life back together by keeping track of her memories every day in a journal. The story has many twists and turns and has readers guessing until the very end who Christine can truly trust." -- karebearye, 03/01/2015

"Started reading this at 8:30 pm and could not put it down until I finished the last page at midnight. Great read." -- tiarab, 02/17/2015

Crash & Burn
Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Another good one." -- Judy, 02/21/2015

"This was wonderful. A suspense thriller with many twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. " -- burnnotice, 03/01/2015

Cress by Marissa Meyer (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Third book in Lunar Chronicles series. Re-read it to refresh my memory in prep for reading "Fairest" which is prequel to the series." -- Mrs. K, 02/11/2015

"This is the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles Series. It is by far the best of the four books out there. It has a lot of action, adventure and suspense. Also, you absolutely are rooting for this group of misfit characters to save the day and save the world. This book is a mixture of Science Fiction and Fairy Tales and is absolutely not to be missed. Find it in the YA section of the library. " -- Katzda2014, 03/12/2015

Dad Is Fat
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Jim Gaffigan is a stand up comedian who tells clean jokes. He and wife are Catholic. He is youngest of 6 kids. Wife is oldest of 9 kids. They have 5 young kids. They live in a 2 bedroom apt. in New York. Jim tells about his life traveling with his kids. It is a very enjoyable and funny book." -- Kathie, 02/02/2015

"Gaffigan is an hilarious comedian who can make even food funny! This book is a collection of his own stories about raising 5 kids in New York City while living in a tiny apartment." -- lmimmel, 03/03/2015

Dark Places
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Gillian Flynn delivers another compelling novel that explores the dark side of the human soul. Teens who are interested in Gone Girl may find this one more to their liking, since it is more about their age group and less about marriage than Flynn's more famous offering." -- lodmark, 02/01/2015

"This was a suspenseful book! From the same writer of Gone Girl - it was every bit as good, in my opinion!" -- samps, 02/26/2015

Darned if You Do
Darned if You Do by Monica Ferris (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
"Another book in A Needlecraft Mystery series. It was a little slow in the beginning but once I read on I couldn't wait to see who the murderer was. I have read and enjoyed all of her books in this series." -- Deedah66, 02/23/2015

"After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital,the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota---including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch---offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates. But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed,the sole heir to his property ---his cousin Valentina's---becomes the number one suspect. Betsy believes there's more to the case than meets the eye,but finding clues to the killer's identity in the clutter Tom left behind will be like looking for a needle in a haystack. I have enjoyed all the books in this series!" -- Rosemary86, 02/22/2015

Death in a Strange Country
Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon (2 Winter Readers liked this book)
""Death In A Strange Country" by Donna Leon is the second book in her series of Commissario Guido Brunetti, a detective in Venice, Italy. This story concerns personnel stationed at an American military base on the mainland of Italy, not too far from Venice. Guido Brunetti investigates several murders and calls in some favors from fellow policemen, family members, and friends. We learn more about various types and levels of corruption in Italy, which is taken for granted by the citizens. Guido's wife and children continue to feature prominently in the stories. This series is very good and worth reading." -- pittsburghpolish, 02/24/2015

"police commissario Brunetti confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young American is fished out of a fetid Venetian canal. Though all the signs point to a violent mugging, something incriminating turns up in the victim's apartment that suggests the existence of a high-level conspiracy." -- Judy, 02/02/2015

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