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”

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (2021) Review

Haunting Book and audio release in North America: September 28, 2021. Including the Macmillan Audio production, which is the one I am reviewing. Release by different publishers in other countries was March 18, 2021. Why I picked up the book: I won’t lie. What drew me to the book the most was the buzz andContinue reading “The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (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”

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (2021) Review

I stand humbled Why I picked up the book: Life is excellent for Chiamaka, a wealthy biracial girl, and Devon, a hardworking scholarship black guy. They are in their senior year at the prestigious Niveus Private Academy. They make prefect, which means basically being a shoo-in for college applications and having a solid shot atContinue reading “Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (2021) Review”

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 Playdate by Victoria Jenkins (2021) Review

When your past threatens your child’s future – can you really trust anyone? Why I picked up the book: Adele and Dani meet at a playgroup. Their children like each other. They become fast and unlikely friends – they don’t have a lot in common; Dani is single, living with her mom, struggling financially andContinue reading “The Playdate by Victoria Jenkins (2021) Review”