Pigeon-Blood Red

Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan: A Book Review

Title: Pigeon-Blood Red Author: Ed Duncan Published: February 25, 2016 Genre: Crime/Mystery Obtained: Provided by Publisher Synopsis (from book): After an unfaithful husband and his lover try to double-cross a loan shark, they endanger the lives of the man’s unsuspecting wife and an old flame who comes to her rescue. Pursued by a ‘”killer with a conscience,” the wife and her…

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The Revolution of Marina M

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch: A Book Review

Title: The Revolution of Marina M. Author: Janet Fitch Published: November 7, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library Synopsis (from Book): St. Petersburg, New Year’s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of…

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express: Book VS Film

Title: Murder on the Orient Express Author: Agatha Christie Published: 1934 Genre: Murder Mystery Obtained: Thriftbooks Synopsis: While traveling by train on the Orient Express line, a murder was committed in a car full of people, including famed detective Hercule Poirot. Now, he’s on the case to uncover the murder or murderess and solve the mystery behind the murdered man.…

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Lie To Me

Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison: A Book Review

Title: Lie To Me Author: J.T. Ellison Published: September 5, 2017 Genre: Psychological Thriller Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Ethan and Sutton Montclair have the perfect life. Both are successful writers. They have a beautiful house and are madly in love. Until Sutton disappears, leaving a note saying not to look for her. Ethan doesn’t listen to the note, and instead…

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The Other Alcott

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper: A Book Review

Title: The Other Alcott Author: Elise Hooper Published: September 5, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Public Library The Other Alcott focuses on one of the lesser known Alcott sisters, May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott has just published Little Women, and May wants to study to become a real artist. What follows are whirlwind trips to Europe to study under the…

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Book Review How-To

Book Review How-To: How I Plan and Write My Book Reviews

Book Review How-To Are you a new book blogger or reviewer looking for ways to write a great review? I know when I started blogging in September, I had some trouble every now and then writing reviews for the books I’ve read. It isn’t easy. If it was, then everyone would be doing it. So I created a series of sections…

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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan: A Book Review

Title: Manhattan Beach Author: Jennifer Egan Published: October 3rd, 2017 Genre: Historical Fiction Obtained: Book of the Month Synopsis: One day, twelve-year-old Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to the home of Dexter Styles, who she believes will be an integral part in the lives of her family. Years later, her father, Eddie Kerrigan, has disappeared, and Anna and her mother…

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I Am Watching You

I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll: A Book Review

Title: I Am Watching You Author: Teresa Driscoll Published: October 1, 2017 Genre: Thriller Obtained: Kindle First October Pick Synopsis: Ella Longfield overhears two teenage girls flirting with two attractive ex-convicts on a train to London, but passes it off as nothing to be worried about. The next day, news breaks that one of those girls, Anna Ballard, has gone…

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These Violent Delights

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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Black-Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin: A Book Review

Title: Black-Eyed Susans Author: Julia Heaberlin Published: August 11, 2015 Genre: Psychological Thriller Obtained: Thriftbooks Synopsis: “I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans. The lucky one.” Tessa Cartwright was found nearly dead amid a scattering of bones in a Texas field. Despite having no memory of the event, she is the star witness in the trial against a black…

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