New Release Review: Leave the World Behind

Book Summary from Goodreads: A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and … Continue reading New Release Review: Leave the World Behind

Netgalley Review: Penne Dreadful

Title: Penne Dreadful Author: Catherine Burns Series: Book 1 of the Italian Chef Mystery Series Genre: Mystery, Thriller Page Count: 500 Publisher: Sourcebooks Type of Book: Netgalley Read, Kindle Ebook Received: Netgalley Rated: 5/5 stars Review Word Count: Notes: A wonderful start to a new mystery series that will surely leave readers hungry for more! … Continue reading Netgalley Review: Penne Dreadful

Netgalley Arc: Lying Beneath the Oaks

Title: Lying Beneath the Oaks Author: Kristin Wright Series: Standalone/Debut Genre: Mystery/Romance Publisher: Bella Rosa Books Page Count: 300 Review Word Count: 600 Type of Book: Arc, Kindle Ebook Received: Netgalley Rated: 4.5/5 stars Notes: Read for the Buzz-Word-a-Thon! Really liked this one! This book was beautifully crafted, well written, with strong characters, and definitely … Continue reading Netgalley Arc: Lying Beneath the Oaks

Netgalley Review: Conspiracy of Lies

Title: Conspiracy of Lies Author: Kathryn Gauci Series: Standalone Genre: Historical/Mystery Publisher: ? Page Count: 300 Type of Book: Arc, Kindle Ebook Received: Netgalley Rated: 3 stars Review Word Count: 300 Notes: Not what I was expecting. Heavy sigh. I gave up at 40% in reading this book. With so many five star reviews, I … Continue reading Netgalley Review: Conspiracy of Lies

Netgalley Review: Families and Other Enemies

Title: Families and Other Enemies Author: Christiana Dodd Series: Short Story Genre: Mystery Publisher: Harlequin Page Count: Type of Book: Arc, Kindle Ebook Received: Netgalley Rated: 3 stars Review Word Count: 300 Notes: It’s got the word ‘lies’ in ‘Families’ so that counts for Buzz-Word-a-Thon, right? Well, this was a bit different from my usual … Continue reading Netgalley Review: Families and Other Enemies

Netgalley Review: A Spell for Murder

Title: A Spell for Murder Author: Clea Simmon Series: book 1 Genre: Mystery (Cozy) Publisher: Polis Books Page Count: 400 Type of Book: Netgalley ARC, Kindle Ebook Received: Netgalley Rated: 5/5 stars This is a cozy mystery book that’s seemingly told from the cats point of view. Need I say more? Well, apparently I must … Continue reading Netgalley Review: A Spell for Murder

ARC Review: A Necessary Murder

Title: A Necessary Murder Author: MJ Tjia Series: Book 2 Genre: Mystery, Historical Page Count: 280 Publisher: Legends Press Type of Book: ARC, Netgalley Read Review Word Count: 300 Rated: 2/5 stars Notes: I wish I had book one to start with! A Necessary Murder drew me in by its beautiful cover. Sadly, when requesting … Continue reading ARC Review: A Necessary Murder

Paperback Review: The Ghost Writer

Title: The Ghost Writer Author: Alessandra Torre Series: No Genre: Romance, Mystery/Thriller Page Count: 310 Publisher: Type of Book: Paperback, library loan Rated: 4/5 stars Review Word Count: 1,000 Notes: Why are all mystery/thriller books I read depressing? The Ghost Writer took me out of my comfort zone and into a place of depression, words, … Continue reading Paperback Review: The Ghost Writer