#audiobook #staffpicks This book is based on two families that lived in isolation on San Miguel Island. The characters’ blindness to the environmental consequences of their struggle to make a life alone on the island allows Boyle to convey the moral of the story without getting heavy-handed. Barbara Caruso interprets the inner turmoil of Boyle’s characters so well, I wanted to jump into the action and save them from what was coming. Read full review at http://www.santacruzpl.org/readers/
Descent: One summer morning while vacationing with her family in the foothills of the Rockies, a young girl, a high-school athlete in her senior year, goes out for a run in the higher altitudes — and disappears.
Blood on the Water by Anne Perry Shut out of the investigation of a massive bombing he witnessed, William Monk takes over when evidence surfaces that the person executed for the crime was innocent, a situation that places him in the center of a violent power struggle for control of the Suez Canal.