New Release Review: Leave the World Behind

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 daughter, and a tasteContinue reading “New Release Review: Leave the World Behind”

Top 25 Books on my 2021 Most anticipated reads

It seems as though all the bloggers are making top ten lists, top twenty, so on and so forth. I thought I would do a slightly bigger number. Top twenty five books on my tbr pile that I’d like to get to. I chose random books from fantasy to romance to historical fiction. The choicesContinue reading “Top 25 Books on my 2021 Most anticipated reads”

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 definitelyContinue 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, IContinue 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 usualContinue 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 mustContinue reading “Netgalley Review: A Spell for Murder”

Book Review: Purgatorium

Title: Purgatorium Author: J. H. Carnathan Series: Genre: Mystery, Paranormal/Supernatural Publisher: Page Count: 700 Type of Book: Kindle Ebook, ARC Received: from the author Review Word Count: 400 Rated: 4/5 stars Notes: My thanks to the author for a copy of the book, apologies the review took a bit to post! This was a strangeContinue reading “Book Review: Purgatorium”

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 requestingContinue 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”

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