Karen’s Pick of the Week: The Family by Naomi Krupitsky

The mention of Mafia often brings to people’s minds memories of The Godfather or The Sopranos.  In fact, Naomi Krupitsky the author of The Family: a Novel claims both of these sources, plus Origins of the Sicilian Mafia: the Market for Lemons were inspirations for her writing.  This reader picked up Krupitsky’s novel because of the storyline involving the…

Karen’s Pick of the Week – The Hidden by Melanie Golding

Peppered with flavorful tidbits of Celtic mythology, paragraphs from traditional Selkie tales published from 1849 – 1903 which help set the mood, The Hidden by Melanie Golding is a psychological thriller that starts out intensely  with an abandoned child and a bloody body in a bathtub.   The chapters are short and switch perspectives, timeframes and characters. They keep the reader…