These Violent Delights
Book Review, Contemporary Fiction

These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung: A Book Review

Title: These Violent Delights Author: Victoria Namkung Published: November 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Obtained: Netgalley eARC Synopsis: Set in modern-day Los Angeles, a journalist interning at a literary magazine writes and publishes a story about how her high school teacher at her private school sexually abused her. What follows is a whirlwind of accusations against both the accused and…

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Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller

Watch Me Disappear

Title: Watch Me Disappear Author: Janelle Brown Year Published: 2017 Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Thriller Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Billie Flanagan disappears while hiking alone in the California mountains. A year later, her family, husband Jonathan and daughter Olive, still have trouble coping with her death. Jonathan quit his career as a journalist to write a love memoir about his wife…

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Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Contemporary Fiction

The Sisters Chase

Title: The Sisters Chase Author: Sarah Healy Year Published: 2017 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Mary, Hannah, and mother Diane, are scraping up a living running a seaside motel until, one day, Diane dies tragically in a car accident. This leaves Mary alone to raise Hannah, and they embark on a journey around the country trying to find…

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The Identicals
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Contemporary Fiction

The Identicals

  Title: The Identicals Author: Elin Hilderbrand Year Published: 2017 Genre: Drama, Contemporary Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Two twin sisters, Harper and Tabitha, split up after their parents’ divorce, one with their mother on Nantucket and the other with their father on Martha’s Vineyard, and the mistakes they make in their lives that affect both themselves, each other, and…

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Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Contemporary Fiction, Thriller

Big Little Lies

Title: Big Little Lies Author: Lianne Moriarty Year Published: 2014 Genre: Black-Comedy, Mystery Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: This story follows three women as their children enter kindergarten at Pirriwee Public School, and the chaos that ensues between their friendship and the other parents at the school.