Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune



Downton Shabby by Hopwood DePree


This was fantastic -- such an interesting story.

Vanishing Hour by Laura Griffin


The mystery was decent and the west Texas setting was fun, but the romance aspect was just ham-fisted.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Aurora by David Koepp


This was excellent -- it would be great for book groups. It's not just a dystopian disaster novel, although it does a good job at that.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand


I enjoy Hilderbrand's books while simultaneously acknowledging that they are ridiculous fluff. 

Monday, October 17, 2022

Secret Lives by Mark de Castrique


This was really fun.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


This was outstanding -- kind of devastating, but amazing. Recommended, especially for book groups.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

The Old Place by Bobby Finger

 The local(ish) setting was fun; the plot was interesting. I'm still not sure it all came together? But maybe? 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng


I thought this was amazing. It would be great for book groups.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The House in the Orchard by Elizabeth Brooks


This was a fantastic read -- the narrator was . . . well, I don't want to say too much, but . . . this one is worth reading.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman



The Puzzler by A. J. Jacobs


I didn't love this as much as I did some of his previous books, but it was still fun.

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon


This was super fun. (And no, it isn't about polygamy.)

Disappearance of Trudy Solomon by Marcy McCreary

I can't decide if I liked this or not. It fell victim to what a lot of mysteries do: way too weird situations. But at least it owned up to them?

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The Sleepless by Victor Manibo


This was clever, and I enjoyed listening to it.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Secrets of the Nile by Tasha Alexander


I just thought this was so much fun -- I really liked the protagonist and the Agatha Christie vibe.

Review copy provided by publisher.

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander


This was fun. I'll probably read the entire series.

Monday, October 03, 2022

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Set My Heart to Five by Simon Stephenson


I read this because I liked Stephenson's other book. (Turns out that was quite different.) This was still good, but the narrator was kind of annoying.

Saturday, October 01, 2022

A Most Efficient Murder by Anthony Slayton


Without giving too many spoilers, I just want to say: I am so done with insipid plot points in mysteries. This was a fun read until that happened, and then I was just really annoyed.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra


Nearly every sentence of this book was gold.

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