In my mission to connect friends, relatives, and total strangers with great crime fiction, I don't just review books, I loan them, give them, and force people to buy them. When Pam Thorpe of The Rusty Bucket in Apex mentioned that she had just borrowed a book from the library but realized soon after she started it that she'd already read it, I dashed to my car to see if I had a stash that she might like. I did.
I gave her several titles, explaining a little bit about each author and the book itself. The one she began first was NEVER TELL A LIE by Hallie Ephron. The next evening, I got an email titled "You didn't tell a lie" from Pam that read, "Molly - you were right when you said 'Never Tell a Lie" was a good book. OMG—I finished it in less than 24 hours!!! I have NEVER finished a book that quick. What a good read—thank you so much for recommending it. I started it last night and finally put it down to go to sleep when Mack insisted that I was going to be tired today. I tried to read it between customers some at the store today and— blast them! those customers kept coming in and messing me up!! :)
"I got home tonight and finished it off. Loved it!
"Thanks again for the recommendation. It's going to be a hard act to follow."
Now, do you wonder why I love my job?