Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

I really liked the plot of the story. It reminded me if Charlie’s Angels retired. I could definitely see this book being made into a movie! It was a fun read. I did recommend this book to a few people already. The writing style was a little bland. I did not like the humor in Read more

“Acts of Violet” Margarita Montimore

I am giving this book a 4.5-star review. This book was wonderful! The only reason why I rated it lower was due to the ending. With all that build-up, I was expecting the ending to be a lot longer or fantastic like Violet’s life. I was going to give this book a 5-star review until Read more

“The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell

I have no clue what I just read. What a strange novel, but also a page-turner. The multiple POVs and ton of characters were very confusing at times. But I think that was kind of the point. We were left in the dark about who the characters were so that at the end there was Read more

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

This book was very good. The writing was excellent. I really enjoyed her other novel “The Last Flight” as well.  I had a hard time putting this book down! It was a bit predictable though but still enjoyable. It was definitely a slow burn. This book has two perspectives: Kat and Meg (basically the cat Read more

Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

I thought it was more of a thriller when I picked this book up. It crosses between horror and thriller/mystery. The scariest part of the book was the drawings. I had to read with a light on! But it was not a traditional horror, mystery, or thriller. It combined a lot of elements of all Read more

Review of “The Lioness” by Chris Bohjalian

I really liked the unique plot. I will never read something like this again! It is also a unique setting. It is set in Africa (Serengeti) in the 1960s. In this novel, the land, animals, and people can kill you. I would classify this novel as a Historical fiction thriller. I thought at first that Read more

Review of “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie

Review:  I usually do not review “Classics” Summary: Hercule Poirot series #17: Can be read as a standalone. Death: Linnet Ridgeway (heiress) Detective: Hercule Poirot Setting: Cruise on the Nile Suspects: husband, husband ex-fiancé, etc. My Thoughts: All of Agatha Christie books seem like the board game clue. A person gets murdered and all the Read more

Review of “The Golden Couple” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Rating: 4 stars Summary: A therapist, Avery, has her license taken away. She now practices as a consultant. She takes on the case of Marissa and Matthew. Marissa cheated on her spouse and would like Avery’s help to help her marriage. As Avery goes through her 10-step processes for her therapy, she starts to uncover Read more

Review of “The House Across The Lake” by Riley Sager

Overall:  4.5 stars Summary: An actress’ husband drowns in the lake beside her cabin. She falls into drinking and decides to get out of the spotlight and stay at the cabin. She notices a rich couple and begins watching them from across the lake. After rescuing the neighbor in the lake, they start to become Read more

Review of “As Good As Dead” by Holly Jackson (Book 3 in the series)

Overall:  4 star review Summary: Pip is heading off to college. Her true crime podcast is very popular, but also leads to people who hate her too. One of her “fans” is sending her ominous messages that frighten Pip. She is bound and determined to find whoever is doing this to her. My thoughts: You Read more

Review of “A Slow Fire Burning” by Paula Hawkins

Overall:  3 star review Summary: A man is found murdered on his houseboat. Detectives interviews suspects for his murder. Three women become the prime suspects. 1). Laura- a one night stand 2). Carla- aunt 3). Miriam- neighbor. Who would have motive to kill him? My thoughts: I love a good fast-paced- follow the clues type Read more

Review of “Rock Paper Scissors” by Alice Feeney

Overall: 3.5/5 star review!   Summary:   Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland. Their marriage is failing and this trip may rekindle something. Adam has face blindness which adds to the tension some times. Adam is a screenwriter too. He works long hours and never has time to work on their marriage. Read more

Review of “The Stranger in the Mirror” by Liv Constantine

Overall: 3 star review Summary of review: Fast-paced domestic thriller about a girl who has amnesia. Summary: Addison is getting married to a man of wealth. Addison has amnesia and cannot remember anything about her past life. She was found alongside a road years before with memory loss. Julian has been searching for his wife for Read more

Review of “Final Girls Support Group” by Grady Hendrix

Overall: 3.5 star review Summary of review: Unique plot. If you like slasher movies, then this one is for you. If you hate gore, then skip it! Summary: Thriller: Fast paced: slasher movie references Final girls all get together with a therapist and try to sort through their fear to live a normal life. Lynnette is Read more

Review of “Such A Quiet Place” by Megan Miranda

Overall: 2.5-3 star review  Summary of Review:  This is a decent and quick read. The plot although unique had unforgettable characters and the pace needed to be a little faster. Summary:  A murder takes place in a quiet neighborhood. The suspected and later convicted murderer is their neighbor, Fiona. A year later, the person who was Read more

Review of “Local Woman Missing” by Mary Kubica

Overall: 3.5-4/5 Stars Summary of review: A fast-read thriller/mystery like no other. Gets ready for twists, turns, and thrills with this book! Summary: In order to keep the details away from spoiling the novel, I am going to be brief with my description. Shelby goes missing. Then not long after that another local girl, Meredith, and her Read more

Review of “The Maidens” by Alex Michaelides

Overall: 5/5 Stars Summary of review: This book is a very similar structure as Alex’s debut novel “The Silent Patient.” It is a slow-burn psychological thriller/mystery. Summary: Mariana is a group therapist. Her husband died tragically while on vacation with her to re-kindle their marriage. Her only family left is her niece in college. Her niece, Read more

Review of “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave

Overall: 4/5 Stars Summary of review:  A good domestic suspense novel. It is character-driven, decently paced, and a quick read. Summary: One year into her marriage, Hannah’s husband disappears. He leaves her with his daughter (who does not like Hannah) with only one message “protect her” and a wad of cash for his daughter, Bailey. Hannah Read more

Review of “Finlay Is Killing It” by Elle Cosimano

Overall: 3.5-4 /5 Stars Summary of review:  This is a step up from a cozy mystery for sure. If you like cozy mysteries but want something a little less “fluffy,” then this is the book for you! Summary: Finlay is a single mother who is fighting her ex-husband and his fiancé for custody of her child. Read more

Review of “Every Vow You Break” by Peter Swanson

Overall: 2.5 or 3 /5 Stars Summary of review:  Summary: Abigail meets a rich man who proposes and sends her away on a lavish bachelorette party. She is drunk and has cold feet. She meets a man at the bar and has a one night stand. She immediately regrets it, but gets married nonetheless. The newlyweds Read more