Book Review, Horror, Life

The Girl with the Green Ribbon

So it’s almost Halloween, and I’d like to discuss a little known story I was read as a child that I still think about to this day. Seriously. It has stayed with me for over 20 years. It’s called The Girl with the Green Ribbon and it was included in the compilation book In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories.…

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Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Historical Fiction

The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve: A Book Review

Title: The Stars Are Fire Author: Anita Shreve Published: May 2, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: It’s October 1947. After a summer-long drought, a fire breaks out along the coast of Maine, displacing hundreds of families and killing so many. Grace Holland is left to fend for herself and her two children while her husband volunteers to…

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The House on Foster Hill
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Historical Fiction, Mystery

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright: A Book Review

Title: The House on Foster Hill Author: Jaime Jo Wright Publish Date: December 5, 2017 Genre: Christian, Mystery & Thrillers Obtained: Netgalley eARC Synopsis: Kaine Prescott has lived through the traumatic death of her husband, which she believes was a murder. She’s even been stalked by a man she believes is her husband’s killer. She decides to get away from…

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See What I Have Done
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Historical Fiction

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt: A Book Review

Title: See What I Have Done Author: Sarah Schmidt Published: August 1, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: ‘Lizzie Borden took an axe…’ Many people can finish this poem about the death of Andrew and Abby Borden. In See What I Have Done, you are given a front row seat into the viewpoints of four suspects in the…

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Magpie Murders which book to read first
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Mystery

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz: A Book Review

Title: Magpie Murders Author: Anthony Horowitz Year Published: 2017 Genre: Mystery/Thriller Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Atticus Pünd is the lead detective in the Atticus Pünd best-selling murder mystery series written by Alan Conway. His book editor, Susan Ryeland, has just finished reading his newest novel, Magpie Murders, but realizes that the last few chapters are missing. The next day, Alan…

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emma in the night which book to read first
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Thriller

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker: A Book Review

Title: Emma in the Night Author: Wendy Walker Year Published: 2017 Genre: Mystery/Thriller Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: In Emma in the Night, Sisters Emma and Cass Tanner, disappear one night, leaving everyone to think they were dead. But, three years later, Cass returns with a crazy story about a kidnapping and isolated island, where Emma still is. Hoping that Cass’s…

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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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Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Thriller

The Woman in Cabin 10

Title: The Woman in Cabin 10 Author: Ruth Ware Year Published: 2016 Genre: Thriller Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Lo Blacklock, a travel journalist, gets the assignment that will make or break her career: a week aboard a luxury cruise yacht through the Black Sea. The yacht is beautiful, and everything appears to be as if in a dream. But Lo…

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