Get ready to turn the pages, because these books go quickly.
These true-life stories let us escape, alongside the protagonists, from what could be described as “hell on earth.” They are accounts of almost unbelievable horror, relating the worst of what human beings will do to each other. A friendly warning: These books will affect you.
Two master storytellers have created recent works with strong characters, vivid settings, and engrossing mysteries. Each involves a uniquely American community of interesting, flawed people. These books aren’t just good; they’re great. I think both men and women will like them. And (hint, hint) they’d make great gift ideas for just about any reader.
When I was little, my mother had a big, thick book filled with gorgeous full-color plates of some of the world’s most famous paintings. Mom made me wash my hands before I handled it, and I would spend hours lost in the pictures, as if it were my own private museum.