The following are the top 5 fiction and non-fiction titles as requested this week at the Haliburton County Public Library.
HCPL’s TOP 5 FICTION
#1. Private Berlin by James Patterson
#2. Beach Strip by John Lawrence Reynolds
#3. 419 by Will Ferguson
#4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
#5. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
HCPL’s TOP 5 NON-FICTION
#1. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis
#2. Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill
#3. Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes by Kamal Al-Solaylee
#4. The Truth About Style by Stacy London
#5. The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton
James Patterson’s latest novel in his Other Private Offices series is Private Berlin, new to the top of our popular fiction list. With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Each title in the series is set in a new Private office, all in different far-flung locales. This time, the series introduces us to the Berlin team as they find themselves investigating the disappearance of one of their own, Chris Schneider. His former girlfriend, Maddie Engel, takes on the investigation which soon veers the team into the thick of a shocking serial murder mystery. James Patterson has become increasing prolific in the past decade and, while many fans have given up on his co-written titles (like this one), apparently Private Berlin has been well-received by the mainstream mystery thriller set. If you have enjoyed Patterson’s previous books, this one may be worth a try. Reserve it in regular print or large print formats at the Haliburton County Public Library.
* originally printed in The Highlander on April 18, 2013