Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

 Is this the perfect marriage or the perfect lie?   What really happens behind closed doors? Of course, this is a trick question because no one knows what happens behind a closed door. It’s unobservable, except when told from the perspective of one of the parties involved. Even then, the narrator isn’t entirely impartial. B.A.Continue reading “Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris”

New Release Book Review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

I am still on my break from mysteries and thrillers. While I love the genre I found that I needed some lighter fare. Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson is full of unique and eccentric characters were just what the doctor ordered. M.M. Banning is in trouble. She has been swindled out ofContinue reading “New Release Book Review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson”

New Release Review: Prom and Other Hazards by Jamie Sullivan

I am not quite sure how to classify this story. Prom and Other Hazards by Jamie Sullivan is not a full-length novel but it definitely a good read. It’s prom season and promposals are abound at Sam’s high school, but Sam wants nothing to do with it. Sam has had a thing for her best friendContinue reading “New Release Review: Prom and Other Hazards by Jamie Sullivan”


I have hungrily devoured books with dark and twisty female characters these last few months, but The Girls by Emma Cline is a whole new animal. The story is about a fourteen-year-old girl named Evie Boyd who is enamored with a group of girls she sees one day in the park, particularly one girl named Suzanne.Continue reading “NEW RELEASE BOOK REVIEWS: The Girls by Emma Cline”

NEW RELEASE BOOK REVIEW: With Malice by Eileen Cook

My streak of thrillers continues with With Malice by Eileen Cook. A surprising story about a young woman who might be responsible for the death of her best friend. With Malice is the story of a high-school senior named Jill wakes up in the hospital with no memory of the past six weeks. The six weeksContinue reading “NEW RELEASE BOOK REVIEW: With Malice by Eileen Cook”

NEW RELEASE: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

When I first heard about this book I was so excited to read it. I was counting down the days! Then I got the chance to read an ARC and it shot to the top of my list. This poignant tale of a man and his dog had me bawling by the time I finished it.

NEW RELEASE: Killing Eva by Alex Blackmore

Ever encounter a book that sounds like it’s amazing, but you don’t realize it’s part of a series until you put it into Goodreads? That’s what happened when I picked up Killing Eva by Alex Blackmore. When Eva Scott witnesses a man’s death at London’s Waterloo station she has no idea exactly what she isContinue reading “NEW RELEASE: Killing Eva by Alex Blackmore”

NEW RELEASE: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

April is almost over and May is just around the corner. It seems only right that I start this final month of spring with the aptly titled The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude. This book tells the story of two cousins named Ivy and Heather. Teenagers, who have grown up in the somewhat isolatedContinue reading “NEW RELEASE: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude”

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I love a good multi-layered mystery and that’s what I got with  I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray, a ceramist who moves to a ramshackle cottage in the remote town of Penfach to escape the memory of a recent car accident. Jenna is desperate to heal fromContinue reading “Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh”