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”

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (2021) Review

Be your destiny Why I picked up the book:  I read this book earlier in the month for Andy’s book club. As her live discussion approaches, I felt compelled to reread it as an audiobook! I guarantee the discussion will be fantastic, and I want to have facts/impressions fresh in my mind. Perfect opportunity toContinue reading “The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (2021) 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”

Shiver by Allie Reynolds (2020) Review

Thrilling and addicting. This is what snowboarding must feel like. Why I picked up the book: I feel that the theme for this synopsis is “I don’t need to know more,” but really, they had me at a group of people who haven’t seen each other in 10 years meet at a deserted French AlpsContinue reading “Shiver by Allie Reynolds (2020) Review”

Children Literature: ADHD and Me by Chelsea Radojcic-DiCicco (2021) Review

Beautifully empowering Why I picked up the book: ADHD and Me is a book told through the voice of a child, and that celebrates neurodiversity. We follow eight-year-old Malory as she learns to express herself through art with the help of a wonderful teacher and learns to navigate life with the gentle guidance of herContinue reading “Children Literature: ADHD and Me by Chelsea Radojcic-DiCicco (2021) Review”

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (2021) Review

Best game of cat and mouse… and mouse Why I picked up the book: The worst case of DI Angelica Henley’s career has left her hurt and traumatized. At least Peter Olivier – her nemesis dubbed as The Jigsaw Killer, has been caught and put away behind bars. Still dealing with the aftermath of herContinue reading “The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (2021) Review”

Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering (2021) Review

Life just happens Why I picked up the book: Skye has had everything in her life, money, beauty, brains, friends, but her OCD and past traumas have kept her from finding what she longs, someone to share her life with. When she meets Burke, it feels like her stars have aligned, and their whirlwind romanceContinue reading “Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering (2021) Review”