2015 Hot Reads for Cold Nights   
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About the program
Warm up with a good book this winter at Troy Public Library's
3rd Annual Adult Winter Reading Program: Hot Reads for Cold Nights, from January 5 through March 12.

To participate, submit a brief review of each title you read or listen to during the program period. You don't have to write a novel, but please include enough information for the review to be helpful to someone who is thinking about choosing that title. A short paragraph will do.

Each week, two lucky readers will receive a prize, and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Paperwhite eReader and case will be awarded at the conclusion of the program. Prizes will be awarded by random drawings from all reviews submitted, and are provided by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

So warm up the long, cold Michigan winter nights with some hot reads from the Library. Stop by the Adult Information desk for suggestions, or check out our Bookletters booklists.

Happy reading!
Reviews
Title
Dead Witch Walking
Author
Kim Harrison
Review
I've been told I'd love this series for years, but I wanted to wait until it officially ended to start it, so I wouldn't be one of the poor unfortunate souls circling the New Releases, hoping to see the next book. And now that it's ended and I've started it, They. Were. Not. Wrong.

Rachel Morgan is such a believable character in this world that isn't quite post-apocalyptic or dystopian, but still after a major alteration to the fabric of the world. A White Earth Witch and runner for supernatural P.I. jobs, her struggle to escape a death threat and just live her life is executed really well. I'm excited to see what the rest of the series has to offer.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
A Reliable Wife
Author
Robert Goolrick
Review
A book that could be read a few pages at a time. I was interested enough to keep reading; however, when I was done I felt overall the book wasn't really that good.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Escape
Author
David Baldacci
Review
In his blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, author Baldacci enthralled readers with John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother. It's a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it's impossible . . . until now.
John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller must bring in his brother to face justice.
But Puller quickly discovers that his brother is pursued by others who don't want him to survive. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own.
They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but there are troubling details about his brother's conviction . . . and someone out there doesn't want the truth to ever come to light.
Rating (5 = best)