Reviews by Shannon Dyer

B+
In a Cottage In a Wood

In a Cottage In a Wood is Cass Green's second novel. It centers around a run-down cottage in Cornwall, and I found myself intrigued by both the plot and the setting. I've read and enjoyed a number of books set in that part of the world, and I'm pleased to add this one to that list. Neve's life is ...

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Copycat

Copycat is the latest psychological thriller from bestselling author Alex Lake. It's a twisty, atmospheric tale that centers around one woman's attempt to get to the bottom of a series of suspicious events that have managed to turn her once picture-perfect life upside-down. It's the kind of book tha ...

D
Saving Sophie

I'm one of those readers who enjoys a gripping psychological thriller, so, when I came across Sam Carrington’s début novel, Saving Sophie, I leapt at the chance to review it. Unfortunately, I can't say I enjoyed it very much. While the plot itself had a good deal of potential, the author's lacklu ...

B
On the Chase

On the Chase is the second book in Katie Ruggle's Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. I haven't read the previous instalment, Run to Ground, but I didn't have any difficulty making sense of things here. The story does reference people and events from the first book, but overall, I'd say this one can be r ...

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My Fair Baron

My Fair Baron, the first book in the Romance Remade series, is the début novel by Licie Laine. It's a delightful romp featuring a couple in a pretty unusual situation. Lady Claire leads a most unconventional life. For the past couple of years, the twenty-year-old has been living on her own, maki ...

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Last Gentleman Standing

Originally titled Bluestocking, Jane Ashford's Last Gentleman Standing has been unavailable to readers for over twenty-five years, but it's coming back into print in early September. Since I'm a fan of British historicals, I was eager to give it a try. Unfortunately, it was not an enjoyable experien ...

B-
These Healing Hills

I'm a big fan of the TV show Call the Midwife, so, when These Healing Hills became available for review, I figured it would be right up my alley. It's set in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky right after World War II comes to an end, a time and setting I was sure I'd love, and for the most part, ...

B
The Coldest Fear

The Coldest Fear is the third book in Debra Webb's Shades of Death series featuring police detective Bobbie Gentry and Nick Shade, a mysterious man who has dedicated his life to hunting down serial killers. Since this book does not stand well on its own, I suggest picking up the first two books in t ...

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Monster in the Closet

In Monster In the Closet, Karen Rose returns to her best-selling Baltimore series with a twisty tale of love and murder. Since I haven't read a Karen Rose novel I didn't love, I was super excited to dive into this one, and I'm pleased to let you know she's written another winner. If you've read t ...

B+
The Dazzling Heights

The Dazzling Heights is the sequel to Katharine McGee's spell-binding The Thousandth Floor. It's a young adult dystopian novel set in a futuristic New York City completely different from anything I've ever imagined. McGee's NYC is encased in an enormous tower with a thousand stories, and the higher ...