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

Book Reviews

The Legacy (Children’s House #1)

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir Publish Date: February 13, 2018 by Minotaur Books Genre: Crime Fiction Hardcover: 464 pages My Rating: 3 stars The Legacy is the first installment in a new series featuring the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the… Read More The Legacy (Children’s House #1)

Book Reviews

Broken Harbor

Author: Tana French Publish Date: 2012 by Viking Genre: Literary Fiction / Mystery Hardcover: 450 pages My Rating: 3 stars Here is a video synopsis by Tana French herself. Broken Harbor “Over time, the ghosts of things that happened start to turn distant; once they’ve cut you a couple of million times, their edges blunt… Read More Broken Harbor

Book Reviews

The Brutal Telling (book #5 in the series)

Author: Louise Penny Publish Date: September 22, 2009 by Minotaur Books Genre: Mystery Hardcover: 372 pages My Rating: 5 stars In the depths of the Canadian woods, near the quaint and quirky town of Three Pines, lives The Hermit, known only to the town’s bistro proprietor, Olivier. This man, who chooses to isolate himself from… Read More The Brutal Telling (book #5 in the series)

Book Reviews

I Let You Go

Author: Clare Mackintosh Publish Date: May 3, 2016 by Berkley Genre: Psychological Thriller Paperback: 384 pages My Rating: 4 stars On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street…   I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle… Read More I Let You Go

Book Reviews

Sometimes I Lie

Author: Alice Feeney Publish Date: March 13, 2018 by Flatiron Books Genre: Psychological Thriller Hardcover: 258 pages My Rating: 4 stars My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in… Read More Sometimes I Lie

Book Reviews

The Sandman

Author: Lars Kepler Publish Date: March 6, 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group Genre: Crime Fiction / Suspense / Thriller / Nordic Noir Hardcover: 464 pages My Rating: 5 stars Thirteen years ago, Mikael Kohler-Frost went missing along with his younger sister – they were thought to have been victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer,… Read More The Sandman

Book Reviews

Bring Me Back

Author: B. A. Paris Publish Date: June 19, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press Genre: Psychological Thriller / Domestic Thriller Hardcover: 304 pages My Rating: 5 stars Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He… Read More Bring Me Back

Book Reviews

Force of Nature

Author: Jane Harper Published: February 6, 2018 by Flatiron Books Genre: Mystery Hardcover: 326 pages My Rating: 3 stars Five women go on a hike. Only four return. Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, asks: How well do you really know the people you work with? When five colleagues are… Read More Force of Nature