By Terri Schlichenmeyer —
Take a deep breath. That’s what this time of year seems to beg for, doesn’t it? To sit a bit, refresh and take a deep breath. So why not do it with one of these great books?
When Max Cohn learns his parents are getting a divorce, he’s quite distraught. Everything’s going to change, and Max knows it. But in “The Trick” by Emanuel Bergmann, there’s one thing that might help: A down-on-his-luck old magician lives in a nearby nursing facility, and he used to know a love potion. Could Zabbatini (also known as Moshe Goldenhirsch) overcome his memories to protect a little boy’s faith?
Don’t answer. Just read. You’re going to love this book.
The Last to See Me
While you’re taking a moment to breathe and recoup, try a book that’ll leave you breathless: “The Last to See Me” by M Dressler.
Emma Rose knew who the man was the instant he walked into the Lambry Mansion. He was a hunter, just like the rest of them who’d been sent years ago to rid her kind from the entire town of Benito. They had been sent below, where their bodies moldered and their bones fought with subterranean creatures.
But she had been missed, and she would remain so, no matter how much he hunted or how much he told the realtor who was trying to sell the Lambry Mansion. He’d never be able to send her back to her grave as long as she could stay calm and stay hidden. And as long as the hunter never learned her name.
And finally, if you think we’re having an unusual winter, read “Strange Weather” by Joe Hill. Inside this book are four novellas meant to raise the hair on the back of your neck: A photographer stalks a woman who seems to be quietly slipping away; a disgraced mall cop becomes a hero-gone-awry; a lovesick man takes an ill-fated skydive; and when it rains, it pours … nails.
Unsettling? Oh, yes.
Irresistible? Absolutely! And perfect for when you need to catch your breath—and lose it again quick.