The Untold by Courtney Collins.
Gorgeous, gut-punching adventure. Badass woman escapes, survives. Her man pines.
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
Uncle Tony is older, wiser, has opinions. PETA members beware.
The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
Weirdly engaging woman-in-the-resistance story, but silly coincidences and hot-for-hitler romance.
The copy given me by a friend did not have this version of the cover. If I’d seen this, I wouldn’t have read it. No wonder they changed it.
Red Notice by Bill Browder
Financial wunderkind battles corruption in Putin’s Russia. Superfluous autobiographical details.
Update: A December 2016 poll shows 39% of Americans admire Putin. This is ignorance of the highest order and a clear argument for the importance of books. Without books, people are condemned to believe what any amoral despotic would-be autocrat tells them, even believing that his partner in crime, a blood-stained tyrant, deserves their approval.