FIve novels and three suspense thrillers. The husband’s secret by Liane Moriarty is a “comedy of manners and one with a serious undertone.” The infatuations by Javier Marías looks at the cost of lies and eavesdropping. Tell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka Brunt tells how the AIDS epidemic transforms a girl and her family. The year of the gadfly by Jennifer Miller updates the dark underside of a prep school theme while The art of hearing heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker is a “poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma.”
Now to the thrillers. In The kill list (Frederick Forsyth), when a Marine general is killed by a top-secret government agency that assassinates enemies of state, mayhem ensues. In Deceived (Randy Wayne White), when a museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, mayhem ensues. And in The Mayan secrets (Clive Cussler), when team Fargo team unearths an ancient Mayan codex, mayhem ensues.