Robin Cook’s Pandemic is the 11th book in the Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series. I didn’t know it was part of a series until I started reading. Even though the ending of Pandemic was disappointing, I liked the characters and story. So, I’m going to the beginning of the series.
Tess Gerritsen’s The Keepsake is the sixth book in the Rizzoli & Isles series. I have read each of the first six books in the series. While I have enjoyed all of them, The Keepsake is my new favorite.
Tess Gerritsen’s The Mephisto Club is the fifth book in her Rizzoli & Isles series. While the Mephisto Club isn’t the best book in the series, it was an enjoyable read. I really like Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles as characters. The twists and turns in The Mephisto Club were exciting enough to keep me interested and guessing.
Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes is an emotional, educational thriller. In addressing the tragedy of mass shootings at school, Picoult does a great job illustrating the experiences of many sides of the tragedy, while showing how each major player got to where they were when it happened. The way she goes between the present, the day of, and the past, tells a vivid, complex story.
Tess Gerritsen’s Body Double is book three in the Rizzoli & Isles series. I have read the first four books of the series (I read three and four out of order). So far, Body Double is easily my favorite book in the series. I have enjoyed all four books, but Body Double is simply outstanding.
Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light is one of the most thought-provoking novels I have ever read. She takes on the controversial issue of abortion and does a masterful job illustrating things that commonly lead to abortion, reasons why some protest the right to abortions, and how government can become a huge problem in the lives of women. She also shows the position of those who so strongly oppose abortion that they infiltrate clinics hoping to secretly record staff given pregnant women bad advice or encouraging abortions.