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Misery Bay
Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton (Mystery/Suspense)
This is the eighth entry in the Alex McKnight mystery series. Alex McKnight is a retired Detroit police officer who has experienced personal violent loss and now lives in a cabin in Paris, Michigan with a bullet lodged near his heart. He is surprised one day to find police chief Maven and arch enemy at his door one day with a request for Alex. He would like for him to look into a suicide of a young college student who was found hanging from a tree in remote Misery Bay in the Upper Peninsula. His father, a friend of Maven's and a U.S. Marshall, is struggling with his son't death and would just like someone to look into why his son might have done this. Although Alex doesn't usually doing private investigation he is one of two with a license in the small town. Alex eventually agrees but shortly afterward the father is found murdered in Maven's home where he was staying. Things quickly speed up and the body count continues as this case turns into something much more. The book is fast paced with good characterization and a well-developed story with lots of twists. -- Added by Duckyb on 01/25/2017

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Miss You
Miss You by Kate Eberlen (Other Fiction)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I received an ARC from Edelweiss but I just now got around to reading it after seeing the video promoting it on Over the Radar Under the Moon. The hardcover will be coming out April 4, 2017. The story alternates between Tess and Gus who both "meet" at the beginning of the book. They are both 18 and on holiday from London in Italy when Gus takes a picture of Tess and her friend, Doll. Their meeting is one of those instant connections, but then their lives go on in different directions. Tess returns home from her Italy holiday expecting to go to University, but instead her mother dies leaving her to care for her much younger sister, Hope, who eventually is diagnosed with asperger syndrome. Gus goes on to medical school as his parents wish and has to deal with the death of his brother who had bullied him and always overshadowed him in his parents' eyes. They both have very different lives but are dealing with losses and struggling to find their way when life has taken them in a different direction than anticipated, so their lives parallel in some ways. Their lives also continue to momentarily intersect at various points over the years. I enjoyed both of their stories and the anticipation of hoping they will meet again and make a final connection. Both characters and their struggles were well-developed. In my own life I have had moments when I met someone and found out I possibly could have crossed paths with them at an earlier point in my life. I have always found that fascinating and wondered how often that happens and we don't even realize it. -- Added by Duckyb on 01/10/2017

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