Mystery

C+
The Blame Game

The Blame Game is a book about boundaries: the boundaries in a marriage, the boundaries between a doctor and their patient, and the boundaries we’re willing to cross to protect what we consider ours. Naomi has been in trouble before. She hates the rules that keep psychologists from offering act ...

B
Overkill

Sandra Brown gently tackles the delicate topic of end-of-life rights in her latest thriller Overkill, a tale of sex, murder, and justice. When an attractive woman shows up on his doorstep with a sheath of papers and stilettos that sink into the North Carolina mud, disgraced quarterback Zach Bridg ...

B+
The Family Remains

Early one morning on the shore of the Thames, DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a gruesome discovery. When Owusu sends the evidence for examination, he learns the bones are connected to a cold case that left three people dead on the kitchen floor in a Chelsea mansion thirty years ago. Ra ...

B+
Murder of a Mail Order Bride

The second book in Mimi Granger’s charming series of cozy romantic mysteries, Murder of a Mail Order Bride, continues the adventures of romance shop bookstore owner and amateur detective Lizzie Hale. Lizzie is still recovering from her first case when she’s approached by Al Little, a mild-man ...

B
The Last To Vanish

In the latest from Megan Miranda, The Last to Vanish, seven people have vanished in the small North Carolina mountain town of Cutter's Pass over the past twenty odd years. What happened to them? And can we trust the narration of Abby Lovett--the book is in her first-person voice--about whom we know ...

A
The It Girl

That first magical year of university, who can forget it? Those glorious days of newfound independence from your family, making friends, spreading your wings, picking up a stalker - oops, that last part isn’t typically on your average student’s agenda. But it is the central point around which Ru ...

B
Listen to Me

Listen to Me is the thirteenth novel in the Rizzoli and Isles series. While you could probably follow the plot without reading the previous volumes, you would miss out on a great deal of the character and relationship  building done in those books, so I recommend starting at the beginning.   E ...

A-
Little Sister

Little Sister is the fourth book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series. You do not have to read the others to enjoy this one, but I recommend doing so since they are excellent books and provide some interesting background on the main character.   Jonah Sheens is at the pub with his daughter Milly, en ...

A-
The Younger Wife

I had a very difficult time grading The Younger Wife. Sally Hepworth’s family-driven suspense novels are always a great read, and The Younger Wife is genuinely surprising, absorbing, and interesting, providing the reader with a satisfying page-turner. But on the other hand, its entire plot hinges ...

B-
The Paris Apartment

Lucy Foley’s The Guest List was one of my favorite mysteries of 2020 so naturally, when The Paris Apartment came up for review, I was eager to read it. Like The Guest List, the events in this book take place over the course of just a few days and the plot resembles a locked room mystery in that ev ...