The Therapist by B.A. Paris (2021) Review

Every house has a history. This house has a mystery. Why I picked up the book: Alice and Leo move in together and into a house in an exclusive gated community, The Circle. Things are moving well – before long, they make friends with their neighbours, and Alice feels like she is living the lifeContinue reading “The Therapist by B.A. Paris (2021) Review”

Survive the Night by Riley Sager (2021) Review

Survive the Night is all that and a bag of chips! Why I picked up the book: After losing her best friend to a brutal murder, Charlie decides to leave her college life behind and go home to heal. She feels like she can’t wait and arranges a ride with a stranger she met onContinue reading “Survive the Night by Riley Sager (2021) Review”

Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams (2021) Review

The literary equivalent of an adrenaline shot Why I picked up the book: Twins Lena and Cambry took different paths in life, but when Cambry dies of an apparent suicide, Lena doesn’t buy it. She believes her twin would have never killed herself and decides to investigate the incident by herself. All she wants isContinue reading “Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams (2021) Review”

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (2021) Review

Greek tragedies ARE the best inspiration to murder Why I picked up the book: Death and tragedy have surrounded Mariana all her life. Still, since marrying the man of her dreams, finding her calling, and raising her orphaned niece, Zoe, as if she was her own, Mariana’s life seemed to be finally on track. ThatContinue reading “The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (2021) Review”

The Street Party by Claire Seeber (2021) Review

When one night’s event can affect the lives of three families. Why I picked up the book: The neighbourhood of Northgate Square was not ready for Nella. When Nella and Marcus move into the community, she quickly made herself the queen bee. And what better way to exercise her influence than to take over theContinue reading “The Street Party by Claire Seeber (2021) Review”

The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (1987) Review

Let’s go to an isolated island where brutal murders happened! Why I picked up the book: I hope every mystery lover and fan of Golden Age Mystery puts this book on their radar. I am so excited to read it! This is a Japanese classic finally translated to English! If loving puzzles and knowing YukitoContinue reading “The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (1987) Review”

The 8 Mansion Murders by Takemaru Abiko (1989)

Witty and clever Why I picked up the book: This is another shin honkaku mystery – Japanese mysteries that aby by the golden age mystery rules. So I already go into it knowing I will love it and the solution will be fair! These are fantastic brain puzzles. Inspector Kyozo, his accident-prone assistant Kinoshita andContinue reading “The 8 Mansion Murders by Takemaru Abiko (1989)”

The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo (1972) Review

Atmospheric and clever Detective Kosuke Kindaichi #6 Why I picked up the book: I have recently read a Japanese classic murder mystery and fell in love with the style. I am now on a chase to find as many shin honkaku and contemporary Japanese mystery/thrillers possible. The Inugami Curse was both a book that IContinue reading “The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo (1972) Review”

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris (2016) Review

Life isn’t always as perfect as it seems Why I picked up the book: Grace and Jack are the perfect couple: Grace is the quintessential housewife – everything she does is magazine-worthy. Jack is a lawyer with an impeccable record. They are never apart. Are they as perfect as they seem? Even behind closed doors?Continue reading “Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris (2016) Review”

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson (2019) Review

 Soap Opera in thriller form Why I picked up the book: Joshilyn Jackson introduces to this quiet and friendly neighbourhood where mummies get together for playdates and a book club run by Charlotte. Amy is at a great place in her life – she is happily married, has recently given birth to a beautiful son,Continue reading “Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson (2019) Review”