Dear Great Book Guru, I am getting together with my family for Mother’s Day and I want to suggest we start a book club. We all live on Long Island and we all love mysteries. Most of us have read and enjoyed all of Michael Sears’s great books, so if you have something like those, it would be perfect. Lover of Long Island and Mysteries
Dear Lover of Long Island and ….. I just finished a mystery your family might enjoy: WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrel Coleman. Gus Murphy is a retired Suffolk County Police officer whose life took a tragic turn with the death of his teenage son. As he tries to put his life back together, he finds himself embroiled in many mysterious events set throughout Long Island towns and villages. Police malfeasance, gang warfare, and petty crime all figure in this dark tale. A shuttle bus driver at a small motel, Gus meets many quirky characters in his search for answers to the most existential of questions. With evil lurking in the most innocent of encounters, we watch as Gus takes chances only the most desperate of sleuths would allow themselves. Recommended!