In no particular order, these are some of the books I recommend from my summer reading.
Dan Fagin's Toms River is as advertised: a small town, a cancer cluster and the epic quest to expose pollution's hidden consequences.
Killer by Johnathon Kellerman- if you've read the series, like me, you'll keep coming back.
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) with private eye, Cormorant Strike. This is a great new detective series set in London.
The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd. This is the well-researched story, based on facts, of two sisters in 1860s deep south who owned slaves and came to support emancipation. They were early advocates for women's rights. Parallel to their story is that of two females slaves, mother and daughter.
The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for my Father...and Finding the Zodiac Killer - Gary L. Stuart. This is the true story of an adopted man searching for his biological father.
The Reader by Bernard Schlinck. As an advocate for literacy, I am ashamed I hadn't read this story about the terrible consequences of not knowing how to read.
The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton- reveals the bizarre lengths that members of The US Postal Team and Lance Armstrong went to in order to win races like the Tour de France. Hamilton blew the whistle and wow, what a can of dope.
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King- Thoroughly enjoyable and without a trace of the supernatural. I have always liked Steve's writing and this is a great tale of murder, redemption and it even has a kind of happy ending.
I am an avid reader and like to share some of my "finds" with others.