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Book Review: Alias Emma

A fast-moving spy thriller  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Alias Emma What a delight! Emma Makepeace is racing across London at night, pulling along Michael, a physician, who is resisting rescue. She's keeping him safe from... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4737428741

News about books & life in the Pacific Northwest

Two great books to read and more Hello from the Pacific NW A monthly newsletter... https://mailchi.mp/273e3285a628/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-8658814

Book Review: Psychopath Whisperer

5 out of 5 stars for this nonfiction book on "the science of those without a conscience"  The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl - BookBub The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl on BookBub. A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy.We know...

Book Review: Woman on Fire

5 out of 5 stars  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Woman on Fire This novel has everything going for it: a mystery, thriller, suspense, romance, art in an international setting. Jules sets out to land an investigative ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4700901232

Book Review: The Paris Apartment

A fascinating mystery/thriller (5 out of 5 stars)  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Paris Apartment Loved this book! If you enjoy a great story with interesting characters, don't miss this one. A sinister mansion, a missing brother, a visiting sister an... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4687921002

Monthly Newsletter

News about books, rescue dogs and living in the Pacific NW  Hello from the Pacific NW A monthly newsletter... https://mailchi.mp/2feacd5c220d/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7930105

Book Review: The Thursday Murder Club

A wonderful mystery with engaging characters  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Thursday Murder Club Really enjoyed this murder mystery and the delightful characters in the retirement community who solved the puzzle. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard O... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4660516809

Monthly Newsletter

Writing and life in the Pacific Northwest  Hello from the Pacific NW Two great books... https://mailchi.mp/4d5afdfc3200/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7832801

Book Review: A Novel Obsession

Available March 15, 2022  Susan Specht Oram’s review of A Novel Obsession Naomi is an aspiring writer who works at a bookstore in NYC. Curious about her boyfriend’s ex, Naomi tracks her down and befriends her under false preten... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4573788778

Empty boat does donuts after owner thrown overboard

Be sure to watch the video...  Empty boat runs circles around owner after he’s thrown in TX | Miami Herald A Texas man was rescued by a pair of boaters after he was thrown from his boat, and it kept running without him, doing donuts, video shows. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article258142888.html

Book Review: Two Nights in Lisbon

Available May 24, 2022  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Two Nights in Lisbon Ariel wakes in Lisbon, alone. Her new husband isn’t in the room, doesn’t reply to her texts and isn’t at breakfast in the hotel. Something isn’t right… I... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4571453193

Book Review: The Sanatorium

Sip a cup of hot coffee and wrap yourself in a warm blanket while reading this suspense novel...  Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Sanatorium Be prepared to be cold as you read this novel set in an isolated hotel in the Alps during a blizzard. The story will appeal to readers of mysteries, dete... https://www.goodreads.com/review/sh...

Newsletter: Rescue dogs, life in the Pacific Northwest & writing

A monthly newsletter... Hello from the Pacific NW Our new well-intentioned but uncivilized rescue dog has stopped chewing on pillows and other news... https://mailchi.mp/c6438fac8ea6/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7772893

Book Review: The Breakup Doctor

 Loved this book! Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Breakup Doctor: Brook Ogden is a therapist who specializes in helping people get through messy breakup, but she has problems of her own. The story drew me in and enterta... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4510291794

Yacht runs aground: fourth Outer Banks shipwreck since November

Dangerous currents, sandbars and stormy seas make the Outer Banks dangerous boating waters 55-foot yacht runs aground on Ocracoke; fourth Outer Banks shipwreck since November - The Virginian-Pilot The Outer Banks has a reputation as the watery grave to as many as 3,000 ships dating back to the 1600s, earning it the nickname "Graveyard of the Atlant...

Book Review: Nothing to See Here

A strange and delightful novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Nothing to See Here I loved the unique voice of the protagonist in this strange and delightful novel about a young woman who is hired to take care of two agitated children w... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4467652337

Book Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land

5 out of 5 stars for this imaginative novel  Susan Specht Oram’s review of Cloud Cuckoo Land In this imaginative novel, three storylines follow a boy and girl on opposite sides of the formidable city wall during a 1453 siege of Constantinople; a ... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4462678010

Author Newsletter

Book reviews & comments from the Pacific Northwest Hello from the Pacific NW A monthly newsletter... https://mailchi.mp/d0cde74bb698/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7293097

Book Review: The Way We Weren't

A lovely, gripping novel (5 out of 5 stars) Susan Specht Oram’s review of The Way We Weren't A lovely and gripping story set in a beach town about a young woman who miscarries and finds herself driving out of town instead of going to work as an e... https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4398440369

Newsletter: Writing in the Pacific Northwest

 Two book reviews and a wild rescue dog... Hello from the Pacific NW A monthly newsletter... https://mailchi.mp/5a82e37660a7/hello-from-the-pacific-nw-books-to-read-7279977

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