Reviews by Shannon Dyer

B+
Call Me Evie

Call Me Evie is the début novel by author J.P. Pomare. It's the story of seventeen-year-old Kate Bennet, and her struggle to piece together her fragmented memories of one tragic night that changed her life irrevocably. It's fast-paced and extremely twisty, a book I'm glad I picked up. When we fi ...

F
All the Wrong Places

Joy Fielding's work has been hit or miss for me over the past fifteen years or so, but I still get a little bit excited when I learn she's coming out with something new. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe I'm still waiting for her to come out with something as fabulous as Whispers and Lies ...

A-
I Invited Her In

Fans of fast-paced thrillers based around the theme of revenge won't want to miss I Invited Her In, the latest offering from author Adele Parks. It's the story of two women, former best friends, and the destructive need to get even burns within one of them. Mel and Abi were best friends back in t ...

B+
Within These Lines

World War II stories are some of my favorite things to read, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I jumped at the chance to review Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill. It's the story of two teenagers torn apart by the decision of the American government to force Americans of Japanese ...

C
The Familiars

I'm drawn to historical novels about witchcraft, so The Familiars by Stacey Halls seemed like a novel I'd absolutely love. I've read quite a few books about the witch hunts of the Middle Ages, but this was the first one I picked up that dealt specifically with the Pendle Hill witch trials in the ear ...

A-
A Beautiful Corpse

I fell completely in love with Harper McClain, Christi Daugherty's fiery, determined heroine when I read 2018's The Echo Killing, and I've been eagerly awaiting the author's next book featuring this intrepid newspaper reporter ever since. I'm happy to assure fellow fans that A Beautiful Corpse surpa ...

D
Before She Knew Him

I've read and enjoyed two of Peter Swanson's previous novels, so I was really excited to get my hands on a review copy of his latest novel. Unfortunately for me, Before She Knew Him didn't turn out to be at all what I was expecting. Hen and her husband Lloyd have recently moved into a lovely hous ...

A
What the Wind Knows

Time travel romances aren't always my cup of tea – strange as it may seem, Outlander was just okay for me. However, when I learned that Amy Harmon, who happens to be one of my very favorite authors, was coming out with a new novel that happened to feature time travel, I knew I had to read it. A ...

A
Watcher in the Woods

Watcher in the Woods is the fourth installment in Kelley Armstrong's highly original Rockton series featuring police detective Casey Duncan and her boyfriend Sheriff Eric Dalton. The book could technically be read as a standalone, but I wouldn't really recommend starting here since the previous entr ...

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The Only Woman in the Room

Marie Benedict's The Only Woman in the Room is the story of Hedy Lamarr, a woman best known for her roles on the silver screen. Ms. Benedict looks deeper into Hedy's life, bringing us an engrossing tale of a woman who is both brilliant and beautiful. Hedy Kieseler is a Jewish woman married to an ...