Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Shutter by Melissa Larsen

Title: ShutterAuthor: Melissa LarsenPublication: June 15, 2021Publisher: BerkleyGenre: ThrillerPages: 362 (Audiobook – 9 hours, 47 minutes) SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the wake of her father’s death, Betty Roux doesn’t allow herself to mourn. Instead, she pushes away her mother, breaks up with her boyfriend, and leaves everything behind to move …

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and BoneAuthor: Leigh BardugoPublication: June 5, 2012Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.Genre: YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 369 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodsreads) Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne

Title: The Girl in the HeadlinesAuthor: Hannah JaynePublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Andrea McNulty goes to sleep on her eighteenth birthday with a near-perfect life: she’s a high school field hockey star, a doted-upon big sister, the beloved daughter of two happy …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Title: The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekAuthor: Kim Michele RichardsonPublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkGenre: FictionPages: 322 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is.  Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own  traveling librarian, …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Secrets of Us by Lucinda Berry

Title: The Secrets of UsAuthor: Lucinda BerryPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Thomas & MercerGenre: Mystery/ThrillerPages: 271 (Audiobook: 8 hours, 45 minutes) SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Foster sisters Krystal and Nichole have always been there for each other, so when Nichole is committed to a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill her husband, …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Title: The WivesAuthor: Tarryn FisherPublication: December 30, 2019Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: ThrillerPages: 255 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him. But one day, she finds …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Title: The Forest of Vanishing StarsAuthor: Kristin HarmelPublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

Title: The Perfect MarriageAuthor: Jeneva RosePublication: July 13, 2020Publisher: Bloodhound BooksGenre: Mystery ThrillerPages: 344 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. As a named partner at her firm, life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her …

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