The Blackbird Season

The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti: A Book Review

Title: The Blackbird Season Author: Kate Moretti Published: September 26, 2017 Genre: Thriller/Mystery Obtained: Barnes & Noble Synopsis: The day a thousand blackbirds fell from the sky in a small Pennsylvania town, other news was brewing. Beloved teacher and baseball coach Nate Winters is accused of sleeping with a student. Then, only days later, that same student, Lucia Hamm, disappears…

Continue Reading

Best Day Ever

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda: A Book Review

Title: Best Day Ever Author: Kaira Rouda Published: September 19, 2017 Genre: Suspense/Thriller Obtained: Barnes & Noble Synopsis: Paul and Mia Strom seem like the perfect couple. He is a successful businessman and she is a stay-at-home mother to their two beautiful sons. As they drive out to their second home, a lake house, for a weekend getaway, they both…

Continue Reading

The Rules of Magic

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman: A Book Review

Title: The Rules of Magic Author: Alice Hoffman Published: October 10, 2017 Genre: Fiction/Magical Realism Obtained: Public Library Synopsis (shortened from book): For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in the 1600s, when Maria Owens was accused of witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the…

Continue Reading

Silent Lies Cover

Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft: A Book Review

Title: Silent Lies Author: Kathryn Croft Publish Date: October 25, 2017 Genre: Psychological Thriller Obtained: Netgalley eARC Synopsis: Mia and Zach Hamilton have a picture-perfect life together; a strong marriage, a beautiful home, a lovely daughter. But that is all torn apart one night when Zach commits suicide in the apartment of Josie Carpenter, his young student. The apartment is…

Continue Reading

Final Girls Graphic

Final Girls by Riley Sager: A Book Review

Title: Final Girls Author: Riley Sager Published: July 11, 2017 Genre: Thriller, Horror Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: Quincy Carpenter took a weekend getaway with a few friends and came back alone after a murder spree left five of her friends dead. From then on, she becomes part of a club called the Final Girls, one of three members. Ten years…

Continue Reading

The Stars Are Fire Featured Image

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…

Continue Reading

The House on Foster Hill

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…

Continue Reading

The Lying Game

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: A Book Review

Title: The Lying Game Author: Ruth Ware Published: July 25, 2017 Genre: Thriller Obtained: Public Library Synopsis: A bone is discovered by a woman along the beaches of Salten, an idyllic English town, and this discovery sets in motion events that will change this town forever. A little while later, Kate texts her old friends from school, just three little…

Continue Reading

See What I Have Done

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…

Continue Reading

Magpie Murders which book to read first

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…

Continue Reading