Adult Fiction book review

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

I've always been a big fan of Emily Giffin's books, my favorite being The One and Only. Her newest release (releasing June 2nd), The Lies That Bind, takes readers back to the never-forgotten, tumultuous time of September 11th. The story was not what I was expecting based upon her previous novels, but I enjoyed it… Continue reading The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

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The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

A year and a half after her husband Glen goes missing, Nina Garrity, makes a decision to let Simon Fitch, her loving, attentive boyfriend, move in with she and her two teenage children in a new home. Glen, an investment banker, provided for the family financially, but ever since he never returned from a routine… Continue reading The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

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The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

Every time I read a Harlan Coben novel, it surpasses the previous one and becomes my new favorite. The Boy From the Woods was no different. Harlan is amazing at hooking the reader very early and then delivering nonstop thrills until the final pages turn. And then the whiplash of surprise at the very end… Continue reading The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James Publishing February 18, 2020 This is one of the best mystery books I have read in a long time! I normally don't read books with supernatural elements, but this one was done so well that I would read it again and again! Fans of Stranger Things would… Continue reading The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

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My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

Originally published in Library Journal, February 2018. Readers meet Venus Black, age 13, in 1980 Washington state, as she is locked up in juvenile detention after a horrific event involving her stepfather Raymond. Her father died when she was 5, and soon after Inez, her self-absorbed mother, married Ray. The only positive aspect of their… Continue reading My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

After waiting 5 years for John Green to publish another young adult book, I can tell you with absolute certainty that the long wait was totally worth it! Turtles All the Way Down is the story of Aza Holmes, a 16 year old high school student, and her daily struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder. The author… Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Part of the Silence by Debbie Howells

Part of the Silence by Debbie Howells will be released for publication on 6/27/17. Howells's debut novel is set in present day Cornwall, in a small coastal town. Part of the Silence is an atmospheric suspense novel, with many of the major scenes in the story occurring in or around the woods. The story unfolds in… Continue reading Part of the Silence by Debbie Howells

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A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

A Simple Favor will be released on March 21, 2017. The story unfolds through the points of view of three separate unreliable narrators. One is Emily, a woman who goes missing and is presumed dead. Two is Emily's loving, devoted, and distraught husband, Sean. The third is Stephanie, Emily's best friend, and the mother to… Continue reading A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

I enjoyed the first psychological thriller from Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood, but this novel was oh so much better - with a luxury cruise liner as the setting and an abundance of possibilities among the guests as to who could be the killer(s). Laura (Lo) Blacklock, a travel journalist from London, has just… Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

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The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

This story alternates between 1919 San Francisco and 1960's Napa, California. In 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is holding on to a dream that her long lost love, David, is still alive somewhere. David has been missing since the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, when it ripped Vivien's home and entire world apart. Vivien… Continue reading The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood