The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Colorful, engaging drama worth reading, but underdeveloped verging on unsatisfying.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Phantasmagorical funhouse. Come for the mystery, stay for the writing.
Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
Private Ryan meets Little Women. Shocking sacrifice left me cold.
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Psychic power becomes suburban-mom dishwater-gray. In mommy-land, extraordinary gets short-shrift.