Book Review: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When No One is Watching is an extremely poignant and timely book that touches on the very issues confronting society today.  The fact that it is done in a thriller makes it even more interesting.  I think what made this book seem so crazy is that it is happening all over the country. Continue reading “Book Review: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole”

Book Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content/Trigger Warnings: ALL OF THEM!  This book touches on rape, gore, murder, drug use, etc.  I have not read any of Jennifer Hillier’s previous books, but I was “introduced” to her earlier this year when her latest release, Little Secrets, was all over Instagram.  Hillier participated in an author chat with Abby (@crimebythebook)Continue reading “Book Review: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier”

Book Review: Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ordinary Hazards, Anna Bruno’s debut novel, takes a deep dive into grief, love, loss, and family.  The novel examines how a person’s every decision impacts the direction and future of their life.  I found the book extremely moving and a powerful study into human emotions, reactions, and resilience.  Goodreads Synopsis: The Final FinalContinue reading “Book Review: Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno”

Book Review: The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have been a longtime fan of Megan Miranda ever since I read All the Missing Girls.  I always pick up her books and always enjoy them.  Her last book, The Last House Guest, was not my favorite and I was really hoping The Girl from Widow Hills would re-energize my fandom.  Surprise,Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda”

Book Review: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We all have that one author that is an automatic buy whenever they release a new book.  For me, Riley Sager is that author.  I’ve read every book he’s published, own each one in a beautiful hardcover edition, and always recommend his books to anyone that asks.  I have never been disappointed byContinue reading “Book Review: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager”

Audiobook Review: His & Hers by Alice Feeney

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Content Warning: This book touches on sensitive subject matter that some may find difficult to read. I joined the Bookstagram community almost a month ago (time flies!) and this book was all over the place!  I knew immediately that I had to read it and had to read it fast.  The only problemContinue reading “Audiobook Review: His & Hers by Alice Feeney”

Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My book club selected Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau as our July read, and it did not disappoint.  This is my introduction to this author and I’m already on the hunt for her other books.  I thoroughly enjoyed the story, characters, mystery, and intrigue.  Bilyeau crafted Coney Island as a character and it wasContinue reading “Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau”

Book Review: Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke was highly recommended by my favorite local bookstore, Murder by the Book.  As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy novels that take place in my home state of Texas.  There is a deeper connection to the story and its characters and Bluebird Bluebird was no exception.  The story takesContinue reading “Book Review: Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke”

Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky is a horror novel that echoes Stephen King.  Like King, the book is long and has many characters, none of which are secondary.  Moments of the story were so creepy that I had to put the book away.  Chbosky wastes no time and jumps right in onContinue reading “Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky”

Book Review: They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall was a great choice to kick off July! The story transports us to a tropical island off the coast of Mexico and pulled me in with its Agatha Christie meets Clue plot. Hall’s books have been on my to be read list for a longContinue reading “Book Review: They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall”