Book Reviews by Susan Harsha

Susan is a Hudson resident, avid reader, and Book Chat enthusiast. Join Book Chat on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am, January through October, to get Susan’s take without waiting for us to publish it here.

From Susan, herself:

I hope that you are enjoying these book reviews.  As Jenny mentioned, I am a Hudson resident and an avid reader.  I can thank my parents who were avid readers themselves and encouraged my sisters and I to read whatever caught our fancy, no matter the subject matter.  As a child I eagerly read the “Childhood of Famous Americans” biography series in the school library.  In high school I discovered Agatha Christie and am a mystery lover to this day!  But over time I learned to enjoy most all genres including history, sci-fi, memoirs, and whatever else catches my eye at the library or book store.  Sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day so I could read more!  But while I love talking about books, I also relish hearing about what other people are reading so come join us at Book Chat!

Susan’s Reviews

White Houses by Amy Bloom

Real-life Lorena Hickock, reporter and author reflects (in this historical fiction) on her long-term relationship ...

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

In this book we meet Duchess Day Radley, a thirteen year old self-proclaimed outlaw, trying ...

Walking Shadows by Faye Kellerman

Former LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, have move to the ...

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Poor (financially-challenged) Jane – a dog-walker for the rich in Thornfield Estates, a gated community ...

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini

Many of us have never heard of Elizabeth Van Lew, but her efforts on behalf ...

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

This author of historical fiction about little-known women has Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling author, ...

Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman

This is Tony Hillerman’s daughter Anne’s first book continuing the stories of Navajo Nation Police ...

Rest in Pieces by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown

When gorgeous, single Blair Bainbridge moves to tiny Crozet, Virginia all the local matchmakers think ...

Promise Me by Harlan Coben

Who would have thought that simply asking the teen kids of long-time friend to call ...

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

The TRUE story of Grace Humiston, a New York lawyer, District Attorney, and detective who ...

Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters by Jennifer Chiaverini

Moving back and forth in time, this author examines the relationships of Mary Todd Lincoln ...

Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman

A Hudson Library Literary Guild selection. When Daphne’s mom died, she left Daphne her most ...

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Many years ago bookseller Mal Kershaw compiled a list of “eight perfect murders” as written ...

Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

Trouble has a way of finding former Special Forces military man turned lawyer despite his ...

1st Case by James Patterson

Despite being kicked out of MIT’s graduate program, with the aid of her mentor, Eve, ...