Recent Books — Ghettoside, Murderbot, Gone World, Darkest Secret

  • Ghettoside by Jill Leovy.  In depth story about homicides in the poorer parts of LA.  The author makes the strong case that the high rate of crime is a consequence of poverty and lack of strong government, not surprising.   At times a very sad story.
  • Rogue Protocol and Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.  Last two books of the Murderbot series, I just love this character.   An inhuman killing machine with a heart of gold and more humanity than most humans.
  • The Gone World by Tom Sweterlisch.  Very inventive, humans travel to the stars and the near future and back — and something horrible comes back with them.
  • The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood.  A missing child case turns much darker as her sibling uncovers ugly secrets years later.  Fun.