Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman



Down to the Wire by David Rosenfelt



A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher


This was Southern Gothic with an emphasis on straight-up comedy as well as dark comedy. The protagonist's role as a entomologist was well-developed and fit into the plot well. In all, super-fun and hilarious.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Deep Fake by Ward Larsen


This book was objectively ridiculous, and yet I still sort of liked it.

Review copy provided by publisher.

He Said He Would Be Late by Justine Sullivan


Is her husband having an affair?

This very cleverly plotted book toys with that question. It's a fun read. However, the narrator did the book a real disservice -- the register was all wrong. And the author deserves an editor who ruthlessly prunes bad similies.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson


A few funny moments, but otherwise unremarkable.

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The Lifeguards by Amanda Eyre Ward


I loved all of the local Austin references, but that wasn't enough to reclaim a really weak plot.

Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes


Super fun and funny.

The Enigma Affair by Charlie Lovett


Great set up, but I didn't love the execution.

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

The God of Endings by Jacqueline Holland


I really liked this -- it was unusual and captivating.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, March 03, 2023

The Guest Lecture by Martin Riker


This was amazing. Maybe you have to be a high-anxiety academic to appreciate it, but I have rarely felt so seen.

Thursday, March 02, 2023

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