Reviews by Shannon Dyer

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Her Dark Lies

Her Dark Lies is the latest stand alone thriller from J.T. Ellison.  I was eager to review it since I've loved several of the author's other books, and the synopsis looked pretty incredible. Unfortunately for me, it didn't take me very long at all to realize this book simply wasn't something I woul ...

B
The Good Sister

Australian author Sally Hepworth's latest novel The Good Sister tells the story of a set of twin sisters, one of whom isn't at all the person she pretends to be. It's a quick and engaging read, but it does lack some of the sparkle found in the author's previous work.Rose and Fern grew up with on ...

B+
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba

In The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, author Chanel Cleeton shines light on a period in Cuban history many Americans know little to nothing about. Through the eyes of three very different heroines, Cleeton allows us a glimpse into a war-torn Cuba and a New York City poised to take the world by storm. ...

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Who is Maud Dixon?

I picked up Who is Maud Dixon?, the début novel from author Alexandra Andrews, expecting a wild and twisty ride. Well, that's exactly what I got, but not necessarily in a good way.Florence Darrow isn't all that thrilled with the hand life has dealt her. There's nothing blatantly wrong, but she ...

A
Band of Sisters

In recent years, the bookshelves have practically overflowed with stories set during the Second World War, but if your interest lies with World War I, you probably had a harder time finding something that appealed to you. Fortunately, author Lauren Willig is releasing the perfect novel to scratch th ...

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Quiet in Her Bones

When you hear Nalini Singh's name, I'm guessing you associate it with urban fantasy or contemporary romance. Thrillers are most likely pretty far from top of mind, but I'd say that's slowly changing. Quiet in Her Bones is Singh's second psychological thriller, and I'm so glad she's exploring this ne ...

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Wild Rain

Historical western romances used to make up a large part of my reading quota, but in recent years, I've found myself gravitating toward other types of romance. However, when I read the blurb for Wild Rain, book two in Beverly Jenkins' Women Who Dare series, I knew I had to return to the subgenre, ev ...

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Pretty Little Wife

When you read a ton of books in a certain genre, be it romance, thrillers, or fantasy, it's easy to start feeling just a little jaded by the repetitive plots and characters that blend one into another. But then, something super special, something like Pretty Little Wife, comes along, totally renewin ...

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Three Perfect Liars

Heidi Perks came to my attention last year with the publication of her first novel here in the U.S., and I've been eagerly awaiting something new from her ever since. Now, Three Perfect Liars has hit the shelves, and I can't wait for thriller fans everywhere to fall under its spell.The novel cen ...

B+
The Comeback

Grace Turner – née Hyde -  had it all; or so it seemed.  A Hollywood starlet on the eve of a breakthrough into the serious acting world, she was plucked from England via a stroke of luck at the age of thirteen.  In acting, she found a way to snag the attention of her parents from her newborn s ...