Kristin Downer

Super Mom and Awesomely Nerdy Lady who can’t stand to sit still. I ran a successful online radio show that brought fans up close and personal with their favorite music, television and movie stars. Now, with my hilariously nerdy partners in crime, I have turned to my first love, BOOKS! A lover of books from a young age, I now always have a book on me no matter where I go. Books are my therapy. Twitter: @Kristin_Downer

BOOK REVIEW: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

Title: Before She DisappearedAuthor: Lisa GardnerPublication: January 19, 2021Publisher: DuttonGenre: Thriller, MysteryPages: 395 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will–searching for missing people the world has stopped looking …

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BOOK REVIEW: What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Title: What She Found in the WoodsAuthor: Josephine AngeliniPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Running from a scandal at her New York private school, Magdalena heads to her family home to recover under the radar.Over-medicated and under-confident, she’s fearful she’ll never …

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BOOK REVIEW: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Title: AdmissionAuthor: Julie BuxbaumPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Delacorte PressGenre: Teens & YA FictionPages: 354 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that peeks inside the private lives of the hypercompetitive and the hyperprivileged and takes on the college …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Violinist of Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood

Title: The Violinist of AuschwitzAuthor: Ellie MidwoodPublication: November 18, 2020Publisher: BookoutureGenre: Historical FictionPages: 356 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Auschwitz, 1943: In the depths of hell, can hope rise? And can love triumph over hatred?Based on the unforgettable true story of Alma Rosé, The Violinist of Auschwitz brings to life one of …

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BOOK REVIEW: Echo Island by Jared C. Wilson

Title: Echo IslandAuthor: Jared C. WilsonPublication: October 20, 2020Publisher: B&H KidsGenre: YA Fiction, Teens, Christian FictionPages: 272 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When four recent high school graduates return home from a weekend of camping, they expect to go back to life as usual. Instead, the boys discover empty streets, abandoned cars, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Title: Confessions on the 7:45Author: Lisa UngerPublication: October 6, 2020Publisher: Park RowGenre: Thriller, Domestic ThrillerPages: 315 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours. Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a …

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BOOK REVIEW: Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

Title: Five Total StrangersAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: October 6, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen & YA Fiction, SuspensePages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the …

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