THE INFIRMARY’S NEW NURSE

The last place Christopher Jacobs, aka X, thought he’d find himself was behind bars. Ten years later, the boy he used to be is gone. In his place is the shell of a man with murder under his belt. Any emotion he once had was left under the gavel when he was given life in prison. That is until the new nurse in the infirmary joins the block. Putting your hands on a prison employee will get you the hole, but some things are worth their punishment, and something tells him Lyla will be worth more than he bargained for. Lyla Evans isn’t sure about her new job at a maximum security prison, but showing uncertainty and weakness isn’t an option. Taking care of murders and rapist isn’t ideal, but survival is key. She’s warned ahead of time about a prisoner named X, but when she’s attacked, it’s the dangerous X that saves her. Fraternizing with the prisoners is forbidden, but sometimes the most forbidden things are the sweetest. 

AUTHOR: TABATHA VARGO

TITLE: SLAMMER

GENRE: Dark,Romance,Thriller

A LIFE LIVED ON FICTION

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.

But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for, but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than a decade, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life a time he has never gotten over is turned completely inside out. As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart and who lied to him soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on carefully constructed fiction.

AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN

TITLE: SIX YEARS

GENRE: Mystery,Thriller

MY OPINION : A Must Read

SHOTGUN LULLABY

Conway Sax is a man seeking redemption. A man with a deeply checkered past currently paying for his sins by helping Gus Biletnikov stay sober. Wise-ass Gus, son of a wealthy investment banker, drives Conway nuts. But he also reminds him of his own estranged son, and so Conway finds himself deeply invested in his well being.

 When a brutal triple-murder takes place in Gus’s halfway house, Conway suspects Gus was the intended victim, and resolves to find the killer in his usual full-tilt, no holds barred fashion. The list of suspects soon includes the longtime organized-crime warlord of Springfield, Massachusetts; Gus’s own father, who’s a bundle of insecurity despite his fortune; the father’s second wife, a stunning beauty webbed in ugly motives; and a Houston con man who’ll swipe your gold fillings but crack you up while he does so. But the case is no laughing matter to Conway when somebody close to him is murdered. To find the killer and prevent yet more senseless death, he needs help from both an ambitious Brazilian-American state cop, and an unlikely criminal source. Along the way, Conway’s personal responsibilities clash with his vow to help fellow alcoholics, forcing him to make his toughest decision.

AUTHOR: STEVE ULFELDER

TITLE: SHOTGUN LULLABY

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery

JUST BECAUSE I’M A WOMAN – DOLLY PARTON

I can see you’re disappointed
By the way you look at me
And I’m sorry that I’m not
The woman you thought Id be

Yes, I’ve made my mistakes
But listen and understand
My mistakes are no worse than yours
Just because I’m a woman

So when you look at me
Dont feel sorry for yourself
Just think of all the shame
You might have brought somebody else

Just let me tell you this
Then well both know where we stand
My mistakes are no worse than yours
Just because I’m a woman

Now a man will take a good girl
And hell ruin her reputation
But when he wants to marry
Well, that’s a different situation

Hell just walk off and leave her
To do the best she can
While he looks for an angel
To wear his wedding band

Now I know that I’m no angel
If that’s what you thought you’d found
I was just the victim of
A man that let me down

Yes, I’ve made my mistakes
But listen and understand
My mistakes are no worse than yours
Just because I’m a woman

No, my mistakes are no worse than yours
Just because I’m a woman

 DOLLY PARTON IS JUST AWESOME.