Monthly Archives: May 2022

Fictionophile’s MAY 2022 Reading Wrap-Up #bookblogger #MonthlyWrapUp

MAY by the numbers: Total books read: 12 Published in 2022: 7 Backlist titles: 4 Five star reads: 3 Debut novels: 2 Books that are part of a series: 4 Goodreads challenge: 61/120 (51%) GR NetGalley challenge: 37/70 (53%) GR … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s MAY 2022 #BookHaul #Bookbloggers #TBR

I’ve added EIGHT review commitments to my TBR this month. (All book descriptions are linked to Goodreads.) I received TWO of these titles from NetGalley. AND… I downloaded THREE titles from Edelweiss I was super excited to receive these TWO … Continue reading

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“What Hides Beneath” (a D.C.I. Bone novella) – Book Review

This crime novella introduces D.C.I. Duncan Bone, a police officer working in the Campsie Fells area of Scotland. He is married to Alice, and has a three year old son. Bone drives a 1996 green Saab.The case – a body … Continue reading

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“Not Safe After Dark: and other stories” by Peter Robinson – Book Review

Anthology of 19 short, crime fiction stories + one DCI Banks novella: 1) Summer Rain (an Inspector Banks story) – a young American man goes into the police station saying he witnessed a crime in the 1960s. He believes in … Continue reading

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“The Foundling” by Ann Leary – Book Review

Mary Engle – is eighteen years old. She has just landed a job at the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age.  Mary has no family to speak of and was raised mostly in a Catholic orphanage. She … Continue reading

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“The Other Side Of Stone” by Linda Cracknell – Book Review

This book is comprised of nine linked short stories that form a novella. At the heart of all the stories is a water-powered woolen mill in Perthshire, Scotland. The Other Side of Stone spans three centuries in an intimate study … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 24, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #LocalGoneMissing @figbarton @BerkleyPub

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This book is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. Today, Tuesday May 24, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“Her Child’s Cry” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist for the Irish Police. Jessie is over six feet tall, is single, and a workaholic. Jessie’s longtime friend, Dawn Wilson, is now the Police Commissioner … Continue reading

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“Backstories” by Simon Van der Velde – Book Review #ShortStories

Can you find the famous person hidden in every story? And once found, can you relate to their struggles? 1) “The Guitar” – a short, small-statured boy from Brooklyn is bullied. 2) “Past Time” – a young black girl in … Continue reading

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“99 Red Balloons” by Elisabeth Carpenter – Book Review

“The past is always part of my present.” Emma – is in her late thirties and is mother to eight year old Grace. Every mother’s worst fear is realized when Grace does not return home from school one day. Emma’s … Continue reading

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