A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (2020/21) Series Review

A Song Below Water A Song Below Water #1 Why I picked up the book: In a world where mythical creatures such as mermaids and sirens exist (and no, they aren’t the same), but aren’t well accepted, best friends and soul sisters Tavia and Effie learn how to navigate a society that doesn’t view themContinue reading “A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow (2020/21) Series Review”

The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter (2021) Review

Could you be married to a killer and not know it? Why I picked up the book: Tom and Beth are a perfectly married couple – everyone in their neighborhood either wants to be them or be their friend.  Their perfect life is threatened when the police knocks on their door and Beth finds outContinue reading “The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter (2021) Review”

The Patient by Jasper Dewitt (2020) Review

If Lovecraft had written One Flew Over the Cucko’s Nest Why I picked up the book:  The Patient is described as “appealing to fans of Behind Her Eyes and The Cabin at the End of the World.” Because I loved the former and have no interest in the latter, I kept thinking about this book but would neverContinue reading “The Patient by Jasper Dewitt (2020) 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”

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”

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (2018) Review

How long can you keep a secret? Why I picked up the book: Angela Wong, Georgina Shaw, Kaiser Brody were best friends. When they were 16, all of their lives changed forever when Angela went missing without a trace. Kaiser and Geo never quite recovered. 14 years later, Angela’s body is found, and Kaiser, nowContinue reading “Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (2018) Review”