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Monday, February 1, 2016

Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox... I've received a couple of wonderful ebooks last week! And I decided I would join in on the fun sharing them with you and the other bloggers participating in Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event for bloggers to share what books arrived in their mailboxes. Mailbox Monday was originally created by Marcia of To Be Continued and is now hosted by Vicki, Serena and Leslie at Mailbox Monday's own blog.

I received two amazing eGalleys this week! I am so excited because I was just dying to be able to read them! The first is Find Her by Lisa Gardner and the second is The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee. Here's what they are about...

Find Her by Lisa Gardner... Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

Flora Dane is reckless. 

. . . or is she? When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Publisher: Penguin Group Dutton
Publishing Date: February 9, 2016

If you love suspense, mysteries & thrillers, Lisa is your gal! And Find Her is a gripping, edge of your seat read so far! I meant to only read a bit of the beginning before finishing up another book, but once I started reading Find Her, I just could not put it down! It is that good! The writing is great, the storyline is wonderful, and the characters are so well rounded. I am going to continue reading this until I finish it... could mean a very long night.

The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee... Janice Y. K. Lee’s blockbuster hit debut novel The Piano Teacher was called “immensely satisfying” by People, “intensely readable” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert. And now, in her long-awaited follow-up, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, identities, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong.

Mercy is adrift. A recent Columbia graduate without a safety net, she can’t hold down a job—or a man. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her inability to conceive a child she believes could save her floundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, ostensibly a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives crash into one another in ways that could have devastating consequences for them all. Moving, atmospheric, and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women’s inner lives.

Publisher: Viking Books
Publishing Date: January 12, 2016

I originally ran across this book as a Kirkus review and after reading a sample knew I needed to read more. Janice Y.K. Lee's writing just drew me in. I can't wait to dive head first into this one!

And that is what was happening in my mailbox! Hope you found these interesting! Check out these books and what the other book bloggers received in their mailboxes at Mailbox Monday!


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I liked The Expatriates. I read her first book a few years ago - The Piano Teacher. Both good novels.

thecuecard said...

I'd like to read Janice Lee's new book too. She's an enticing author!

Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews said...

I've been browsing The Expatriates too, sound excellent - lucky you getting a copy - enjoy!

Serena said...

I hope you love all your books.

Elizabeth said...

The Lisa Gardner book should be good.

ENJOY all of your books, and I hope you are having a good week so far.

I love what you did with Japanese Lover book for the First Book Of The Year. So creative. And I smile every time I see it. :)

Happy Reading!!

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Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Mary,
Yes, after seeing that Janice Y.K. Lee also wrote The Piano Teacher, it is now on my TBR list! That looks like an interesting read too! I am finishing up the Lisa Gardner book now and will immediately attach The Expatriates! Nice to know that you enjoyed both! Thanks for stopping by!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Susan,
Yes, the Lisa Gardner book is quite a page turner! I am addicted to it right now. I think you would enjoy it!

Suzanne Yester said...

Thanks for stopping by Jo! Yes, I lucked out with The Expatriates! The publishers were so nice after asking for access!

Suzanne Yester said...

Oh Serena! I am so into Find Her by Lisa Gardner! It just grabbed me from the first page and I am furiously turning pages! And I know that The Expatriates will be just as good! Thank you for stopping by!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Yes, I am totally devouring that Lisa Gardner book. I love suspense/thrillers, but generally read more literary fiction since the reading group I run as well as most review books. It's such a treat to dig my teeth into this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. That photo is a hoot isn't it! ;-)

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