Book Reviews

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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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

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The Education of a Coroner

Author: John Bateson Published: August 15, 2017 by Scribner Genre: Nonfiction; True Crime Hardcover: 368 pages Stars: 4 out of 5 To Purchase: The Education of a Coroner This book follows the nearly forty year career of Ken Holmes, first as a licensed embalmer at a funeral home, all the way through to his elected… Read More The Education of a Coroner

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Final Girls

Author: Riley Sager Published: July 11, 2017 by Dutton Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Hardcover: 352 pages Stars: 5 out of 5 “The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl – you’ll like this.” – Stephen King Liberty Hardy of Book Riot describes it as Gone Girl meets… Read More Final Girls

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Anatomy of a Scandal

Author: Sarah Vaughan Published: December 5, 2017 by Atria Books Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction Hardcover: 256 pages Stars: 3 1/2 out of 5 This is a story of privilege, intrigue, moral dilemma, and of course Scandal, with a capital S! James Whitehouse is a member of parliament and married with two children. He is good… Read More Anatomy of a Scandal

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Author: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Published: May 16, 2017 by Flatiron Books Genre: Memoir; True Crime Hardcover: 326 pages Stars: 3 1/2 out of 5 This is an atmospheric story that starts in a small town in Louisiana in 1992. This is where the true story of 26 year old Ricky Langley, who has a history of… Read More The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

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The Good Widow

Authors: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke Published Date: June 1, 2017 Genre: Mystery/Suspense Hardcover: 300 pages Stars: 2 out of 5 Elementary school teacher Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales’s marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was…until two police officers showed up… Read More The Good Widow

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Beartown

Author: Fredrik Backman Published Date: April 25, 2017 Genre: Literary Fiction Hardcover: 432 pages Stars: 3 out of 5 People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago… Read More Beartown

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Camino Island

Author: John Grisham Published Date: June 6, 2017 Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Hardcover: 304 pages My Star Rating: 5 To purchase: Camino Island A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns… Read More Camino Island