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The Vacationers, by Emma Straub

Review by Tom Keech. An upper-middle-class Manhattan family vacations with two friends in Mallorca at a turning point in everyone’s domestic life. There is a lot of food shopping, cooking, eating, admiration of island vistas, swimming, sunning, sightseeing, and bad...

About Tom

Tom's Books About Tom   BIOGRAPHY OF TOM Tom is a retired Assistant Attorney General for Maryland who still works part time as a contractor for the Maryland State Board of Physicians, his former longtime client. He has been counsel...

Fast Track, by Julie Garwood

Forty Million Readers Can't Be Wrong Review by Tom Keech Cordelia wants to get rid of her crush on Aiden, a man she’s known since they were young children and who is the brother of one of her best friends. When her father suddenly dies, she discovers the real name of...

Trespasser, by Tana French

Bonus: Review Plus Dublin Cop Talk Glossary Review by Tom Keech Detective Antoinette Conway of the Dublin murder squad refuses to close out a case against a pathetic local dweeb who apparently killed his new girlfriend, the love of his life. It happened on the night...

The Gloaming, by Melanie Finn

Human Rights v. the Real World Review by Tom Keech An American college girl swept off her feet by an international human rights lawyer finds herself years later divorced, alone and despised by the residents of the small Swiss town into which she has been dumped. She...