Book Reviews

Origin

Author: Dan Brown Published: October 3, 2017 by Doubleday Books Genre: Suspense / Thriller Hardcover: 461 pages My Rating: 5 stars Find it on Amazon The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is on my Top 10 All Time Favorite Fiction list, so reading the newest book, Origin, was a highly anticipated event for me.… Read More Origin

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Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1)

Author: M. J. Arlidge Published: June 2, 2015 by New American Library Genre: Crime Fiction; Thriller Paperback: 395 pages My Rating: 4 stars Find it on Amazon This is the first book in the Detective Helen Grace series. It is a classic cop vs. serial killer story. In this case, the serial killer is abducting… Read More Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1)

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Beginner’s Guide to Nordic Noir

What is Nordic Noir? Nordic Noir, also referred to as Scandinavian noir, or Swedish crime fiction is a genre of crime fiction written from the view point of the police. As the reader, you are brought into a detailed criminal investigation, often times gritty and violent. The stories take place in bleak landscapes, or urban… Read More Beginner’s Guide to Nordic Noir

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

Author: David Lagercrantz Published: September 12, 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Genre: Mystery/Thriller Hardcover: 347 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars Find it on Amazon This is the fifth book in the Millennium series started by Stieg Larsson, but taken over by David Lagercrantz when Larsson passed away in 2004. There are a lot of… Read More The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

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Pretty Girls

Author: Karin Slaughter Published: September 29, 2015 by William Morrow Genre: Psychological Thriller / Crime Fiction Hardcover: 394 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars To Purchase: Pretty Girls It seems that most people who read Karin Slaughter are die hard fans who have read everything she’s written. I had never read her books, but I… Read More Pretty Girls

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The Lying Game

Author: Ruth Ware Published: July 25, 2017 by Scout Press Genre: Mystery/Suspense Hardcover: 368 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars To Purchase: The Lying Game This is the latest mystery novel by Ruth Ware, the author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10. It starts with the… Read More The Lying Game

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Magpie Murders

Author: Anthony Horowitz Published: June 6, 2017 by Harper Genre: Mystery Hardcover: 477 pages My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars To Purchase: Magpie Murders Time Magazine calls Magpie Murders “catnip for classic mystery lovers”, and I couldn’t agree more! I loved this one! This novel is a book within a book. It starts in… Read More Magpie Murders

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All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr Published: May 6, 2014 by Scribner Genre: Historical Fiction Hardcover: 531 pages Stars: 2 out of 5 stars To Purchase: All the Light We Cannot See This novel runs a parallel course following two central characters. Marie Laure LeBlanc is a blind French girl who with her father, has to flee Paris… Read More All the Light We Cannot See

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Top 10 All Time Favorite Fiction

My criteria for what makes these books stand out as my all time favorite fiction books, is much the same as I had for my early post on my all time favorite NONFICTION books. You can read that post HERE. All of these books have the following in common: I am taken to a place… Read More Top 10 All Time Favorite Fiction

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The Child

Author: Fiona Barton Published: June 29, 2017 by Berkley Genre: Mystery/Suspense Hardcover: 365 pages Stars: 3 1/2 out of 5 To Purchase: The Child When an old house in London is demolished, the skeletal remains of an infant are found, and so the puzzle begins. Baby Alice was taken from the maternity ward at the… Read More The Child