Reviews by Shannon Dyer

B+
Unfollow Me

Charlotte Duckworth's Unfollow Me was originally published in the UK in the summer of 2019. It's a book I heard lots of positive things about, so I was pleased to learn it would be coming out in the US this spring. Violet Young is the kind of woman all suburban moms long to be. Her children are a ...

B+
Revolver Road

Revolver Road is the third installment in Christi Daugherty's Harper McClain series. It picks up six months after the events in book two, and I would definitely advise readers to start at the beginning of the series rather than trying to dive directly into this one. This way, you'll have a much bett ...

B+
You Are Not Alone

The perfect pairing of Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen has stuck gold once again with the release of their third novel You Are Not Alone, cementing their place on my list of auto-buy authors. Their writing blends beautifully, making it impossible to tell who is responsible for creating which char ...

A
Malice

Malice, the latest standalone novel from author Pintip Dunn, is a hard book to categorize. It's a mix of YA romance with a hint of apocalyptic terror thrown in for good measure and then, just to make things extra unique, an element of time travel is introduced. If you like books that fit neatly into ...

B
The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant is an epic, detailed novel relating a singular story set in two different times through the eyes of three unique characters.  In 1951, college graduate Esther has been living as a middle-class housewife and mother when a vacation with her husband turns out to ...

B+
Be Not Far From me

Mindy McGinnis is one of those powerhouse authors who write across various genres intended for young adult readers. In her latest novel, Be Not Far From Me, she introduces readers to an intrepid young woman who is determined not to let the wilderness get the best of her. It's a great story if you're ...

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We Unleash the Merciless Storm

We Unleash the Merciless Storm is the sequel to 2019's We Set the Dark On Fire, a Mexican-inspired young adult fantasy novel with a fabulous female/female relationship at its core. The first installment did end on a rather sizable cliffhanger, so I've been eagerly awaiting the release of book two. ...

B+
Watching from the Dark

Watching from the Dark is the second book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series. An engrossing look at modern friendship, it’s a timely reminder that smiles and laughter can often hide a damaged heart. Aidan Poole is logged on to his computer late one evening, anxiously awaiting a glimpse of his girlf ...

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Follow Me

Follow Me is Kathleen Barber's second novel, and it's every bit as delicious as her début. The story feels utterly believable, like the sort of thing you'd read about in your local newspaper, and after reading it, I'm not sure I'll view technology in quite the same light ever again. Some people ...

C
Ten Days Gone

Ten Days Gone is the first book in Beverly Long's police procedural series featuring detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan. They work for the police force in a small midwestern town which is being terrorized by a serial killer. The mystery was compelling and the characters intrigued me, and ye ...