Book Reviews

The President is Missing

Author: Bill Clinton and James Patterson Published: June 4, 2018 by Little, Brown Company and Knopf Genre: Thriller / Suspense, Political Thriller Hardcover: 600 pages My Rating: 4 stars “Towers above most political thrillers.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut.” –Sunday Times (London) “Ambitious and wildly readable.” –New… Read More The President is Missing

Book Reviews

The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1)

Author: Steve Cavanagh Published: May 3, 2016 by Flatiron Books Genre: Thriller / Legal Thriller Hardcover: 320 pages My Rating: 3 1/3 stars Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turns out the two aren’t that different. Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a… Read More The Defense (Eddie Flynn #1)

Book Reviews

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Author: Ruth Ware Publish Date: May 29, 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press Genre: Mystery / Psychological Suspense Hardcover: 368 pages My Rating: 4 stars On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also… Read More The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Book Reviews

The Word is Murder

Author: Anthony Horowitz Published: June 5, 2018 by Harper Genre: Mystery / Crime Fiction Hardcover: 400 pages My Rating: 4 stars New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a… Read More The Word is Murder

Book Reviews

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Author: Jo Nesbo Published: April 10, 2018 by Hogarth Genre: Crime Fiction Hardcover: 446 pages My Rating: 3 stars Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to… Read More Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Book Reviews, Miscellaneous

June Releases

With summer reading upon us, here’s what I can’t wait to read in June! The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Publish Date: 5/29/18 In this atmospheric, gothic murder mystery it’s a case of mistaken identity when tarot card reader Harriet Westaway receives a letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She quickly realizes the… Read More June Releases

Book Reviews

I See You

Author: Clare Mackintosh Published Date: February 21, 2017 by Berkley Books Genre: Psychological Suspense Hardcover: 372 pages My Rating: 3 stars It all starts during her commute home one night. Zoe Walker glances through her local paper and sees her own face staring back at her in a classified ad. With the grainy photo is… Read More I See You

Book Reviews, Nonfiction

I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Author: Michelle McNamara Published Date: February 27, 2018 by Harper Genre: True Crime Hardcover: 352 pages My Rating: 4 stars Not that many people were aware that in California in the 1970’s and 1980’s there was a man who committed 50 sexual assaults and at least 10 murders. The author and her publisher became fascinated… Read More I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Book Reviews

Then She Was Gone

Author: Lisa Jewell Publish Date: April 17, 2018 by Atria Books Genre: Mystery / Domestic Suspense Hardcover: 359 pages My Rating: 4 stars “More than a whiff of The Lovely Bones wafts through this haunting domestic noir from bestseller Jewell…Skillfully told by several narrators, Jewell’s gripping novel is an emotionally resonant story of loss, grief,… Read More Then She Was Gone

Book Reviews, Miscellaneous

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Reading

My story is not unique in that I get my love of reading from my mother. I mean where else do you learn to read if not at home from your parents? But I can never remember a time when my mother did not have a book going. Her bedside table and bookshelves were filled… Read More A Mother’s Day Tribute to Reading