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”

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”

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”

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (2017) Review

Meet Amber, she’s in a coma Why I picked up the book: The tagline (and first “chapter”) did it for me, to be honest. How can you read this: My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.Continue reading “Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (2017) 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”

The Invitation by A.M. Castle (2021) Review

Celebrating Halloween on an isolated island with 12 other people – sounds like a great idea, right? This review contains spoilers. Please do not read “my personal feelings” portion if you haven’t read the book. (or read at your own risk) Why I picked up the book: Rachel knows how to throw a Halloween partyContinue reading “The Invitation by A.M. Castle (2021) Review”