And the best mystery/suspense novel you’ve read lately is…..?

And the best mystery/suspense novel you’ve read lately is…..?

For some reason, in the summer, I gravitate toward reading mysteries. I’m currently reading Jane Harper’s next book and, prior to that, read the latest by Megan Miranda and by Karin Slaughter. I’ve always loved suspense–it’s by far my favorite TV genre. Maybe it’s all the light in summer–it makes dark books seem less terrifying?…

July 2021 TBR Challenge – Secrets and Lies
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July 2021 TBR Challenge – Secrets and Lies

With a TBR Challenge prompt like “Secrets and Lies”, we couldn’t help but dig into the romantic suspense side of our respective TBR queues. Lynn came up with an inspy romantic suspense that had an unusual setup, while Caz went for a m/m romantic suspense with a plot that had plenty of twists and turns…

The Lure of the Locked Room – Maggie’s Picks for the best Halloween Reads!
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The Lure of the Locked Room – Maggie’s Picks for the best Halloween Reads!

To me, nothing is scarier than reality, especially 2020 reality. While I can blissfully disdain most tales of ghosts, ghouls and other things that go bump in the night, I find it much harder to be blasé about the terrifying things people do to each other. Which is why my perfect scary read is a…

Besties and Brujas – Maggie & Shannon talk the Domestic Thriller
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Besties and Brujas – Maggie & Shannon talk the Domestic Thriller

Last year’s trend amongst suspense and mystery novels seemed to be the domestic thriller. Books like Lisa Jewel’s Then She Was Gone  or the outstanding Our House by Louise Candlish, focused on families in the middle of a dark crisis. Towards the end of the year, the focus seemed to be leaning more towards friends…

Feb TBR Challenge – Reading Series Romance
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Feb TBR Challenge – Reading Series Romance

Authors and readers alike seem to love series. When an author builds a compelling world, one cannot help wanting to revisit again and again. So, with this month being series catch-up month on the TBR Challenge, we both went back into beloved series. Caz went with a gritty mystery that is one of a series…

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen talk about writing together
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Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen talk about writing together

A few weeks back, AAR staffer Anne Marble stumbled across the news – via a Facebook post! – that bestselling authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen were to appear at her local library in Howard County. Having greatly enjoyed their books, Anne – like many other patrons that evening – braved the snow and attended…

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