The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver for their April meetings. Kathryn Dance, an agent with the California Bureau, gets an education into the cyberworld. After an auto accident kills two teens, vicious smears of Travis Brigham, the teen driver responsible but not charged in the accident, appear on a blog. After one accusing bloggers barely survives an assault, Brigham becomes a person of interest.
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For our April meeting, we will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. This book is written as a series of letters. It is for the most part lighthearted and comical, but with a hint of tragic love. If you are interested in attending our book club, please pick up a copy of this month's selection at the front desk.
CR Evening Book Club - Paranoia Reigns & Nobody Wins in "Await Your Reply"
Dan Chaon’s Await Your Reply is a twisted, curving piece of fiction that should interest any fan of literary thrillers. The novel is packed with storytelling technique, subtle characterization, vivid settings, and sometimes brutal action. It features three separate storylines that are tied to together as the story winds down.
The Lone Jack Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Each month, there is a lively discussion of the current book. Some will like the book, some won't it, and some won't read it all.
The Thursday Mystery Book Club gives Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein 3 magnifying glasses (out of 5). They found the mystery plot weak, and felt that the author was attempting to insert too much historical information into the story - losing the thread of the mystery.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner for their May meetings. A young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her secretive husband as the prime suspect.
The Raytown Library Adult Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm and the third Thursday at 10:00 am. Our groups usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.