August 2, 2018

‘That was her job, after all: righter of wrongs, fixer of all things broken. It was what mothers did.’ - Liz, Little Broken Things

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart is in the top spot for my favorite Women’s Fiction novel of 2017.  This is a story of complex family d...

April 18, 2018

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani had me spellbound from the opening line. I absolutely loved the majority of this book, I just knew this one was going to blow me away.   We find out right away what happened and who did it. Insert jaw-drop here.  I...

April 11, 2018

"The concept of tomorrow is an illusion, a sweeping gesture of time.  Marketing." - Alice Hill, Mister Tender's Girl 

Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson is a chillingly obsessive tale that spans decades.  This novel is inspired by true events and will have you h...

February 8, 2018

"She loved Havana, even after it broke her heart." - Next Year in Havana 

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton is a love story about Cuba.  Cleeton writes about Cuba in dual timelines, one is a love letter to a Cuba that is long gone and one is a love letter to what Cu...

'Gaze detection, it's called -- our ability to sense when someone is observing us.' -The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen will blow your mind.  Get ready to be blindsided more than once, this is a tale with twists galore.  Hendri...

January 24, 2018


'I'm too broken to be broken anymore.' -Gwen, Killman Creek

Rachel Caine's Stillhouse Lake Series is on fire.  I know we are only two books into this incredible series, but I could not love it more.  You might remember a few months back when I shared my gushing review...

January 18, 2018

'The reality of who someone is online and the reality of who that person is in real life are often two different things.' - Izzy, The Social Affair

Britney King's The Social Affair is so realistic it's frightening.  This is likely my favorite Britney King novel to date....

December 14, 2017

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell is dark, obsessive fiction.  What I most enjoyed about this book was the realistic current that flowed throughout.  The story unveiled by our main characters, Bo Luxton and Alice Dark, was entirely believable.  I think that might be the eleme...

December 6, 2017

“We’re all such good people.  Until we’re not.  Until something pushes us over the edge.” - Unreliable Narrator, Lie To Me

Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison is a fast-paced page turner that will keep your head spinning until the end.  I was absolutely hooked on this book f...

December 6, 2017

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown is a tension filled mystery that will keep you guessing through to the very end.  This is a well-paced, slow burn type of read.  As you read about the disappearance and life of Billie Flanagan you slowly gather the pieces of who Bill...

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