Stop by the Library this month and pick up your copy of this book which was chosen by members of the library’s book club. “In the Belly of Jonah” is a fast-paced mystery with a likable protagonist and an intricately woven narrative brimming with bizarre yet believable twists. The first in a series, the book expertly lays the groundwork for Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce. Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so, she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown. Perhaps a bit too daring (and at times irreverent) for her own good, ”Boots,” as Liv’s eight siblings call her, soon realizes she has a knack for outsmarting and tracking down the Venus de Milo murderer–and she enjoys it! As the gripping plot of In the Belly of Jonah unfolds, Liv Bergen takes her place alongside the best female crime-solvers as a woman with smarts, self-confidence, and intuitive savvy (from amazon.com). “In the Belly of Jonah” will grab you with the first words and will never let you go until long after you have finished. The story is driven by the richly painted characters and the incredible plot line. This is a thriller that will have you breathless and yet wanting more at the same time. We will be discussing this book at the next book club meeting to be held at the Library, on Monday, August 13th at 5pm.