The Fourth Monkey – J.D. Barker
Book Reviews / 6 January 2018

The Fourth Monkey Killer starts with a man getting hit by a bus, and in his possession they find a notorious white box tied with black ribbon. In the box? An ear.

Detectives Porter, Nash, and Claire (she has a last name, but she mostly went by Claire) kick into gear, when they realize that this man is the Four Monkey Killer. The Four Monkey Killer kidnaps women, delivers their ears, eyes, and tongue in succession before finally killing the woman. And here he is, about to deliver an ear, laid out in front of them dead!

The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Book Reviews / 25 October 2017

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen is a masterfully woven tale. Like plaid, where the reds and blues overlap in some parts and are separate in others. What a great book!

Let’s start with Vanessa.

Vanessa lives with her aunt. She’s an emotional wreck, reeling from her divorce to the wealthy, benevolent, and charming Richard.

Richard becomes engaged to his new lovely, and Vanessa is borderline stalking her! Woe is Vanessa.

My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent
Book Reviews / 1 October 2017

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent was a DNF at 16% into the book. Having tried to give it to 20% before I decided, I found myself avoiding the book. I just couldn’t make it, though I wanted to.

This will be an unpopular opinion, but here goes.

I rarely write reviews on DNF books, but I was particularly disappointed in this one because I really think I’d like the story otherwise. In fact, I STILL think I’d like the story, if I could just get past the writing style!

Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
Book Reviews / 20 August 2017

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris is a phenomenal novel about how deeply appearances can deceive.

I chose to listen to this as an audiobook on a 14-hour drive home from Florida, and boy I’m glad I did because I delighted in listening to it in one sitting.

Even my self-proclaimed bibliophobic teenage son surprised me about 2 hours in with, “This is an interesting story.” And so we listened, together.

Witness – Caroline Mitchell
Book Reviews / 12 July 2017

2017 has been a fantastical year of discovering new (to me) 5-star authors, such as Patricia Gibney, Carol Wyer, Kerry Wilkinson, and Erin Kelly.  Now, I can add Caroline Mitchell to the list.

Witness is the first book I’ve read by Caroline Mitchell and it most certainly won’t be the last.  The best part is, she has quite a selection of books for me to choose from.  But I really would like to start the Ruby series next. ♥️