recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Mystery

Review: Jar of Hearts

Review: Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier   Georgina Shaw was sixteen years old when her best friend disappeared. Her name was Angela Wong and she was the prettiest and most popular girl in school. Captain of the cheerleaders. Ruler of the Cool Kid’s table in […]

Review: Dreams of Falling

Review: Dreams of Falling

Dreams of Falling by Karen White   Nestled comfortably into the perfectly manicured grounds of the prestigious Carrowmore Estate is a legend of epic proportions. The country estate is home to a tree; a vessel especially made for wishing. The sacred oak is known for […]

Review: The Favorite Sister

Review: The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll   Do you read what you’re told to read, or do you have your own mind and purpose? Before I start a new book, I have to look at reviews. I just cannot help myself. My husband is the […]

Review: The Girl I Used To Be

Review: The Girl I Used To Be

The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen   Gemma Brogan is struggling. After moving to a quiet and quaint country town, she thought she’d finally found some peace. Creating her boutique real estate agency was her dream, and she poured every ounce of […]

Review: Lie With Me

Review: Lie With Me

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant   In the world and in people, both good and evil reside, but what elements lead to the shifting of a person to favor one over the other? Is a person all good, or all evil? What really lies […]

Review: The Broken Girls

Review: The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James   Idlewild Hall is hardly a sanctuary. It’s more aptly described as . . . a prison. In the 1950’s, the school is where the forgotten girls are sent. The troublemakers. The unwanted ones. The promiscuous and daring. […]

Review: The Flight Attendant

Review: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian   Sister. Orphan. Flight Attendant. Lonely. Drunk. Easy. Cassandra Bowden is all of these things. Complex and simple; she is a contradiction. Being a drunk helps her forget. The numbness that comes with alcohol is the real craving. As […]

Recommendation: The Couple Next Door

Recommendation: The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena   Is it true that you never quite know what’s going on behind closed doors? For Anne and Marco Conti, the fact that they do their best to put their best foot forward is not as obvious as […]

Review: Need to Know

Review: Need to Know

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland   When Vivian Miller woke up that morning, the sun dawned a day just like the ones before it. As always, she woke up from her slumber immediately wracked by the perpetual mom-guilt that clung to her like humidity […]

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie   There are few authors who have been elevated to the level of “master” of their craft. A select few have been able to write novels and short stories that are famously timeless, reaching new readers across […]