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Beware the Past by Joy Ellis ~ #Mystery #BookReview

This was a juicy piece of mystery! I have to say that I was worried when I first started reading this – every noun had at least one adjective, which slowed the pacing and made the sentences feel bogged down … Continue reading

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner ~ #Mystery #BookReview

The premise of this story, while not new or fresh, was interesting. (It’s in the title, so I won’t consider it a spoiler to say that a young woman goes missing. Surprise!) The writing, pacing, and characters were all good. … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts on Writing ~ To Genre, or Not to Genre?

Why is it that we feel the need to create labels? To pigeonhole people into tiny little boxes? How does that promote expanding one’s horizons and growth? It doesn’t. If you tell someone you write, they inevitably ask, “What do … Continue reading

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The Slow Burn of Silence by Loreth Anne White ~ #Mystery #BookReview

Although I didn’t realize it when I started reading this book, it’s the second novel I’ve read by author Loreth Anne White. Both were free Kindle downloads. Both would fall under the category of romantic suspense. And both were really … Continue reading

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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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My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni ~ Fiction #BookReview

I have mixed feelings about this book. Parts of it aren’t entirely believable, but people are unpredictable and the book is fiction, so . . . might as well just go with it. Maybe a Chemistry teacher really would become … 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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