The Blackbird Season
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Mystery, Thriller

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…

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Best Day Ever
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Thriller

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…

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The Rules of Magic
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Magical Realism

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…

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Silent Lies Cover
Book Review, Books Read in 2017, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

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…

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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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Book Lists, Books I've Read

My Summer in Books

I finally got my library card this June and this past summer has just been a whirlwind of interesting reads! I know Summer isn’t ‘technically’ over, but September usually ushers in the cooler weather and the changing leaves of Fall. So here is what I’ve read this summer, along with quick reviews!