Category Archives: NetGalley

“Winter Witness” by Tina deBellegarde – Book Review #WinterWitness @tdbwrites @levelbestbooks #NetGalley #BookReview

“For a community so social and connected it seemed that there remained a great many secrets.” An elderly nun walks the convent’s cocker spaniel beside a rural lake. She is struck down with a rock. Another dog walker discovers her … Continue reading

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“Don’t Look For Me” by Wendy Walker – Book Review

Five years ago, Molly Clarke killed her youngest daughter. She was coming home and her nine-year-old daughter dashed into the street just as she turned the corner. Desolate with grief and guilt, she hates herself for what she has done. … Continue reading

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“Soldier Boy” by Cassandra Parkin – Book Review

Frank and Jane, the parents of Liam, love each other very much. But Frank is breaking the law and, in Jane’s mind, he is putting their son in danger. So Jane takes Liam and moves away telling Frank to stay … Continue reading

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“When I Was Ten” by Fiona Cummins – Book Review

“The currency of secrets is more valuable than anything else, even money.” THEN: Dr. Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were probably the most despicable characters I’ve ever read about. Concerned only with themselves and how they appeared to the … Continue reading

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“The Timekeeper’s Son” by Sara Baker – Book Review

Josh Lovejoy is a teenager who is also an aspiring filmmaker. A ‘good’ boy, an only son, he lives in a small town in Georgia. One sweltering summer night, he uncharacteristically shares some marijuana after a filming session. High, he … Continue reading

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“Girls of Brackenhill” by Kate Moretti – Book Review

“Brackenhill stole the sanity of women and the bodies of children.” Hannah Maloney, her fiancé Huck, and their dog Rink, live and work in Virginia. Huck comes from a large and gregarious family, Hannah seems to have no family ties. … Continue reading

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“The Dogs of Winter” by Ann Lambert – Book Review

Roméo Leduc – is a Detective Chief Inspector working for the Sûreté du Québec, who works out of an office in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.  Roméo is a workaholic and has little to no personal life. He loves to read, and is a … Continue reading

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In April I’ll be reading only NetGalley titles

At present, I have 133 books on my NetGalley shelf waiting to be read and reviewed. In order to make a dent in that alarming number I’ve decided to read only NetGalley titles during the month of April. If your … Continue reading

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“The Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

An intense and grim story about three days in a Dublin maternity ward during the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. Influenza derives from the Latin word influentia, meaning “influence of the stars. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed more people … Continue reading

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“Life Sentences” by Billy O’Callahan – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

1920 – The first story we read is that of Jer (Jerimiah). A man who, born in dire poverty in an Irish workhouse, has gone on to fight in the trenches of WWI and raise a family of six children … Continue reading

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“Exit” by Belinda Bauer – Book Review

The protagonist, Felix Pink, is one of life’s invisible people. A retired accountant, Felix’s life was as beige as the jacket he wore. He was elderly, alone, and led an unexciting life. All this changed when the wrong person was … Continue reading

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“The Northern Reach” by W.S. Winslow – Book Review

This is a series of interrelated stories about families in a small Maine fishing community. It follows them all, the ‘haves‘ and the ‘have-nots‘ over a span of time from 1907 to 2017. The characters are related by blood or … Continue reading

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“The Last Garden in England” by Julia Kelly – Book Review

1907 – Venetia Smith is a single woman in her thirties. Despite the social mores of her time, she has gained a respected reputation as a garden designer. When she is hired to design the garden at Highbury House in … Continue reading

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“The Wartime Sisters” by Lynda Cohen Loigman – Book Review

Firstly, the sisters: Ruth Blum – Married to Arthur, an MIT graduate who works overseeing arms assembly, Ruth now lives on the Springfield Armory campus, in a house for officer’s wives. She is the mother to twin girls. All her … Continue reading

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“The Syndicate Six Murder” by Geoffrey Osborne – Book Review

Set in the prestigious police college  Bramshill House, the ‘syndicate‘ in this case refers to a course – as courses at Bramshill were all numbered and called syndicates.  Syndicate Six are all high ranking officers who are taking a ‘senior … Continue reading

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