Mystery

A
Right Behind You

This is why I read: to discover and devour engrossing, fascinating, mesmerizing novels like Right Behind You.  There is nothing quite like the experience of becoming completely absorbed and involved in a good book, and this story with its riveting characters and thrilling, non-stop plot is a very g ...

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The Sleepwalker

I've been a fan of Chris Bohjalian's novels ever since I read Transistor Radio. He has chosen to tackle some very difficult real-life issues in his various works, and I'm usually pleased with his approach. So, when I saw The Sleepwalker up for review, I was eager to dive in. Annalee Ahlberg is th ...

C
The 4th Man

I’ll be blunt here.  I don’t approve of the short story prequel trend as I find one of two things tends to happen with this particular gimmick. The first is that I wind up paying an extra few dollars for information that is absolutely vital to the story and should have been included in the book ...

B
All The Little Liars

Even though it has been nine years since Charlaine Harris published her last Aurora Teagarden novel, this ninth book in this series flows seamlessly from the previous storyline and I really enjoyed revisiting this character.  Since book eight, Roe Teagarden has made it to the television screen in t ...

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The Tresspasser

In early summer of 2007, I picked up a mystery at the Regulator Bookshop. The cover was mildly menacing, black letters embellished with sharp pointed green branches spelled out Tana French In the Woods. From the first lines of the book's first chapter--What I warn you to remember is that I am ...

C
A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart is my second Sonali Dev novel;  I enjoyed The Bollywood Bride, and had high hopes for this one.  Unfortunately, the misleading categorization (women’s fiction) and my assumption that like its predecessor (which is linked to this story), it was a romance, left me confused about ...

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The Kept Woman

Fans of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series will absolutely not want to miss the latest instalment, The Kept Woman. It has everything I've come to love about Ms. Slaughter's writing. The story is fast-paced and action-packed, and it was wonderful to catch up with characters I've read about and loved ...

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The Girl Who Came Back

I'm always looking for new novels of psychological suspense, so when I read the blurb for The Girl Who Came Back, I knew I absolutely had to read it. I was hoping for something gripping, something that wouldn't let me go until I reached the last page, and that's exactly what I got. ...

C+
The Woman in Blue

I’ve been a huge fan of the Ruth Galloway Mystery series since I read the first entry, The Crossing Places, featuring a slightly overweight, socially inept, English archaeologist. It’s a mark of how much I like this series that I put up with a number of features that normally bother me including ...

B+
Playing With Fire

I love it when a book captures my interest and just doesn’t let go as this one did. I found myself reluctant to put it down and anxious to pick it up even though I was extremely busy with other things. To me that means I’ve encountered a really terrific read. In a small re ...