Widow of the South Robert Hicks
This was a disappointing novel. I enjoyed the 13 page Author note at the end of the book which gave the historical information the novel was based on but thought the book itself was poorly written.
Sleep No More Greg Iles
Also a disappointment. I usually enjoy mysteries written by Iles but this one was bizarre and unrealistic.
One review I just read put it perfectly - from Publishers Weekly
"Iles has written some solid, beautifully constructed thrillers (24 Hours; Dead Sleep), so when his latest seems for page after page to have no logical explanation for its central mystery, we hold on, bide our time and wait for the moment of revelation that will make everything fall into place. Unfortunately, that moment never comes."