Mystery

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Deadly Summer

Want to read a hometown mystery starring a former child actress trying to get out of debt? Yeah, I didn’t know I needed this in my life, but Deadly Summer, the first in a new series, mixes humor and mystery with a sweet romance in a way I wasn’t expecting. Summer Butler was a famous teen actr ...

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What She Doesn't Know

Lovers of psychological thrillers with big, shocking twists won't want to miss What She Doesn't Know, the latest novel from author Andrew E. Kaufman. It's a dark tale of one woman's search for the truth where nothing and no one is as it seems. Riley Harper is ready for a fresh start. When our sto ...

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The Next Girl

The Next Girl is the first installment in Carla Kovach's mystery series featuring Detective Gina Harte. It's not the most complex mystery I've read recently, but I found it easy to get lost in just the same. The complicated nature of the heroine makes up for any deficiencies in the plot itself, and ...

B
Such Dark Things

Back in 1988 a little film called Fatal Attraction garnered five academy award nominations. A movie about a man whose short fling with a beautiful, successful woman goes really, really bad, it’s a cautionary tale of how one small mistake can have some very big consequences. In many ways, Such Dark ...

D
The Day She Disappeared

The Day She Disappeared is the latest offering from author Christobel Kent. It's the story of one woman's search for the truth about the disappearance of her best friend, but while the synopsis sounded great, the novel's execution left something to be desired. Nat is struggling to get her life to ...

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The Flight Attendant

Although I've been a fan of Chris Bohjalian's novels for a number of years, his last few books have lacked that certain something that made the rest of his work stand out. Fortunately with The Flight Attendant, he's back at the top of his game, and I couldn't be happier. For flight attendant Cass ...

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The Echo Killing

The Echo Killing is the first novel in a new series featuring crime reporter Harper McClain. It takes place in Savannah, Georgia, but the city portrayed here isn't the genteel, graceful place you've read about in so many historical novels. Instead, author Christi Daugherty shows readers a completely ...

B
Let Me Lie

I fell in love with Clare Mackintosh's writing last year with the release of I See You, which was one of my favorite thrillers of 2017. Ever since then, I've been on tenterhooks waiting for the author's next book, so I jumped at the chance to review Let Me Lie. Everyone says Anna's parents took t ...

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The Innocent Wife

I picked up Amy Lloyd’s The Innocent Wife after reading quite a few positive reviews on both Twitter and Goodreads. The story has received a ton of praise from people whose reading tastes closely align with my own, and I was eager to try it for myself. Fortunately, I got a review copy, and I can n ...

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Closer Than You Know

I've heard good things about Brad Parks' writing over the past couple of years, and I kept telling myself to pick up one of his books and give him a try. Of course, as almost always happens, other books came across my radar and I never did get around to it. Then his latest standalone thriller, Close ...