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The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne ~ #Mystery #BookReview

Please let me like the next book in this series as much as I liked this one! That’s probably a little scarce to suffice as a review . . . I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the main character, a … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan by John Marrs ~ #BookReview

I believe it’s fair to say that this is an uncomfortable story. I haven’t read anything with a similar premise before. It felt plausible. Uncomfortably so. In the same strange way that people tend to rubberneck as they pass a … Continue reading

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In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green ~ #Mystery #BookReview

When I began this book, I felt like a peeper. It was TMI (too much information) too soon. Personal information. I didn’t know this character yet. It felt like a boundary was being crossed. It’s strange to admit, but I … Continue reading

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Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant ~ #Mystery #BookReview

You’ve gotta love a book where all of the characters are damaged, everyone writhing under the constraints of their own demons as they struggle just to make it through the day. For some reason, these types of books always seem … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #39) ~ #Mystery #BookReview

If I had to name my first ‘literary hero’, the first author whose books I read that made me jealous, that made me think to myself, “This. Is. It. This is what I need to do. I need to write … Continue reading

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman ~ #Fiction #BookReview

5 stars! Maybe it’s an odd way of starting a review, but in this case, it’s fitting. Every once in a while you stumble across a book that changes you. This is one of those stories. It’s raw and insightful … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ~ YA Book Review

There was something kind of beautiful about this book. There were some things that were pretty silly and hokey, too, but those things didn’t really diminish the beauty. And while the book is probably best described as Young Adult, I … Continue reading

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Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas ~ Mystery Book Review

This book was well written and interesting. The pacing was good, with a pervading sense of creepiness throughout the pages. The author placed a couple of good red herrings, yet also marked the trail to the reveal with plenty of … Continue reading

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The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch ~ Fiction Book Reviews

I’m not big on sci-fi, but after watching the TV series, it left me wondering about the book. I had read, and enjoyed, Dark Matter, also by this author, so I knew I liked his writing style and that he … Continue reading

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Remember Me by Lynda Renham ~ Fiction Book Review

This was a twisty little mystery. The author is purposely ambiguous at times, shrouding the truth in shadows, leaving the reader wondering – which character is visiting the shrink? And which character is truly crazy? This might not be the … Continue reading

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