recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Mystery

Review: Shutter

Review: Shutter

Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz ” I assume he must be on the run, hiding from someone maybe. His hands are in full view at his mouth; there appears to be something on one of his wrists. I edge out a little farther to take […]

Review: Girl in Snow

Review: Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Lucinda Hayes was a beautiful, popular girl. Blonde and in possession of a perfectly toned and tanned body, she spent her days babysitting little Ollie down the street or stretching her legs into first and fifth position in ballet […]

Review: Watch Me Disappear

Review: Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown ” Leave, and they’ll hate you.  Die, and they’ll love you forever. “ At a cursory glance, the Flanagan family is a typical Californian unit: a techie Dad with cool hair, a beautiful and athletic mother, and a mature […]

Review: Black Sand

Review: Black Sand

Black Sand by John Edgar Evans It’s 1973 and in the sleepy, close-knit English community where Detective Chief Inspector Edgar Sparrow makes his living, he spends more time behind a desk smoking his pipe than he does on the beat. The small station that houses […]

Recommendation: Along Came A Spider

Recommendation: Along Came A Spider

Along Came a Spider by James Patterson ” One of the techies handed me a report to sign as I left the Sanders house.  I signed it my usual way — with a †. Cross.  Tough guy from the tough part of town. Right. “ I […]

Review: Big Little Lies

Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Pirriwee Public School . . . where we live and learn by the sea! Pirriwee Public is a BULLY-FREE ZONE! We do not bully. We do not accept being bullied. We never keep bullying a secret.  We have the […]

Recommendation: Postmortem

Recommendation: Postmortem

Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell “ The dead have never bothered me. It’s the living that I fear. ” About six or seven years ago, I borrowed a bunch of books from a friend who had an impressive library. Most of the books that I borrowed, […]

Review: All The Missing Girls

Review: All The Missing Girls

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda “I couldn’t sleep in the house, worrying that there was something I was missing — someone who’d been in my house, possibly out there right now. I came out to the back porch sometime after midnight for the […]

Review: The Heiresses

Review: The Heiresses

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard ” The girls were the future of Saybrook’s Diamonds, and they had to act accordingly. They were to live their lives with the utmost decorum, smile for the cameras, speak several languages, hold many degrees, cultivate the art of conversation, […]

Recommendation: Grave Sight

Recommendation: Grave Sight

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris “Sometimes I dream I am an eagle. I soar above them, noting their remains, bearing testimony to  their disposal. I spy the man who went hunting with his enemy – – there, under that tree, in that thicket. I spot […]