This week the mailbox was resting.....I got only two, but quality sure makes up for quantity on these two. -- I got
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. My review was posted yesterday....since it arrived on Wednesday, I've had to force myself to do anything else besides read this blockbuster. Such a fantastic book. I'm so glad I broke my resolution not to buy any more books. This one was worth every penny.
The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer. I'm really looking forward to reading this one for my medical mysteries challenge. Booklist says:
Palmer’s best novel in years is a highly suspenseful story that begins with a murder staged to look like a suicide and ends with the exposure of a far-reaching conspiracy. The three central players are Jillian Coates, a nurse who refuses to believe her sister would kill herself; Nick Garrity, a physician still haunted by the disappearance of his best friend three years ago; and Franz Koller, a ruthless hired killer who has several victims to dispatch, only none of them can look like murder. Palmer cleverly teams up Nick and Jillian, uniting them in a common purpose: to find out how Jillian’s dead sister and Nick’s missing friend seem to have come in contact with one another. Palmer keeps his two leads—and us, too—in the dark for a good portion of the book, dispensing the occasional tantalizing hint of some horrible secret lying just below the surface. When we discover the truth behind the mystery, we’re shocked and exhilarated and bewildered, all at the same time. Palmer has always spun a good yarn, but this one is more compelling and features more engaging characters than some of his recent efforts. --David Pitt
I've tried not to accept more review copies than I can handle, so I'm going to really make an effort to stay caught up. If the Red Sox keep playing well, I'll be able to turn the sound down, and just keep my eye on their games every night, and now that spring is here, I'll be able to get out and do some walking and listen to a few more audio books too.