The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (2021) Review

Those who can’t do, teach. Why I picked up the book: We meet Jacob Finch Bonner released a critically acclaimed novel in his youth, but his career has been stagnant since. He is frustrated with his life when we meet him in the present. Being a teacher in a third-rate MFA program is as lowContinue reading “The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (2021) Review”

The Perfect Daughter by D.J. Palmer (2021) Review

How far would you go to protect your child? Why I picked up the book: Grace, a mother of two boys, finds a little girl lost and falls in love. She believes that is the daughter she was meant to have. Years later, her dream comes true with the adoption of Penny being finalized. TheContinue reading “The Perfect Daughter by D.J. Palmer (2021) Review”

Her Last Holiday by C. L. Taylor (2021) Review

How far would you go to find someone you love? Why I picked up the book: A few years ago, Jenna went on a retreat that ended in tragedy: She has gone missing. Two people died. Tom, the guru, was charged and convicted for his negligence. When Tom’s sentence has been served, he starts planningContinue reading “Her Last Holiday by C. L. Taylor (2021) Review”

Farewell My Herring by L.C. Tyler (2021) Review

Farewell My Herring honours the best Golden Age Mysteries traditions in the most meta satirical way In Farewell My Herring, our protagonists are Ethelred Tressider, an author, and Elsie Thirkettle, his agent. They are invited to Fell Hall, a manor in the middle of nowhere that offers an exclusive and immersive creative writing course. AllContinue reading “Farewell My Herring by L.C. Tyler (2021) Review”

What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton (2021) Review

Some bonds survive death; some secrets don’t. Why I picked up the book: June and May spent every summer in the idyllic and private Avril Island. Until the year their dad disappeared, and they left everything behind, her mom sold the island and they never went back It isn’t until a car accident takes May’sContinue reading “What You Never Knew by Jessica Hamilton (2021) Review”