Julie Whiteley

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The Wrong Girl

Old Hollywood, silent film stars, the Jazz Age, and strong female characters all combine to create a solid read for crime fiction fans of all stripes.


The pace is a shade too slow in the beginning, but soon this debut develops into a troubling and tense thriller. The writing style is sparse, powerful, and effective. Although this book may not appeal to a mainstream audience, New Zealander Jochems’s startling and award-winning portrait of the postmillennial generation will cause readers to sit up and take notice.


Sheeran: A Biography

This bland biography fails to capture Sheeran’s personality or the essence of his artistry. It will suffice as an introduction to Sheeran for casual fans, but there is nothing here that the singer’s ardent admirers haven’t already heard.

Hard To Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes

Gorman has written a brutally honest, deeply personal memoir of the group he helped to create. A must for fans of the Black Crowes and American rock and roll.

Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen

This powerful exploration of the impact of Springsteen’s writing demonstrates why his music continues to resonate.

We Came Here To Forget

Equal parts psychological suspense and family drama, this engrossing page-turner should top summer reading lists.


The Mask Collectors

Although some suspension of belief is required on occasion, debut novelist Vilhauer has written an unsettling and visionary novel of suspense. [See “Unmasking Motives,” LJ 5/19.]

Honestly, We Meant Well

Whimsical, diabolical, and distinctive, this novel is an awkwardly funny but entertaining family tale.

Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)

Landvik (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons) has written a poignant but humorous, warm, and touching homage to writers while confirming the power and the importance of words.

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