Adult Fiction book review

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Do you believe in ghosts? The latest thriller release by Riley Sager, Home Before Dark, which is due to publish on June 30th, is sure to make you think about this very question. Sager's previous books are all pulse-pounding must reads as well: Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and Lock Every Door. Home… Continue reading Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Adult Fiction book review

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

Adult Fiction book review

Crucible by James Rollins

The latest title in the fast-paced adventure/thriller Sigma Force series, Crucible, will be available from William Morrow on January 22, 2019. Well-known skilled Sigma operatives Monk, Gray, Kowalski, Painter, Seichan, Kat, and Lisa are back for another action-packed race against time. The subject matter of artificial intelligence (AI) is both timely and terrifying to readers.… Continue reading Crucible by James Rollins

YA book review · Young Adult

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

This is such a cool book. It's like a modern-day Breakfast Club with a twist - a murder investigation! Five students from Bayview High go into to detention and only four students make it out. There's Bronwyn, the brainiac who only has time to be successful, Addy, the beauty queen who prefers to be treated… Continue reading One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

YA book review · Young Adult

Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies

First appeared in School Library Journal, July 2017. Though both raised in the Fulani tribe, teens Ali and Kadi are like oil and water when their paths cross in the midst of political turmoil in their home of Timbuktu, Mali. Religiously strict Ali belongs to the Defenders of Faith, a branch of Al Queda. His current… Continue reading Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies

Adult Fiction book review

Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone tells the tale of a mother's worst nightmare: someone taking her children and no one believing her. They were here with her one minute and gone the next. And now fingers of the townspeople and the law are pointing at her. She was desperate to leave her abusive husband and set out… Continue reading Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Adult Fiction book review

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night is one of the best suspenseful, action-packed thrillers that I've read in quite some time. It's a debut novel from author Erica Ferencik, and what a brilliant first novel it is! The story pacing rolls and twists erratically, much like the dangerous river Wini, Pia, Rachel, and Sandra are rafting through the… Continue reading The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

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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

Adult Fiction book review

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go will be published by Penguin Group on May 3, 2016. Oh my goodness - this book is a roller-coaster ride! This book has it all - part police procedural, mystery, love story, and family drama. There are two story lines, both starting out with a tragic hit & run accident, killing… Continue reading I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Adult Fiction book review

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Married for many years and with twins in their first year of college, Sarah and Jack Quinlan live a pretty normal life. Sarah feels like she knows her husband pretty well. However, when Jack's aunt Julia is in a tragic accident, Jack and Sarah make their first trip back to Jack's hometown of Penny Gate to… Continue reading Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf