Category Archives: Book Reviews

“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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“The Salt Fields” by Stacy D. Flood – Book Review

“There’s salt all over Carolina, salt from tears and blood and the dead. It’s in every riverbed and blade of grass.” “The whole South ain’t nothing but a scar with some salt on it.” 1947 – Minister Peters has had … 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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Spell the Month in Books – APRIL #SpellTheMonthInBooks #BookRecommendations

I first saw this on Nicki’s Secret Library Blog and Carla’s Love to Read, but it originated from Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘. Every month I will spell the month in books that I have already read, linking back … Continue reading

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“The Boatman’s Wife” by Noëlle Harrison – Book Review

Secrets. We all have them, yet some are more consequential than others. When young Lily Fitzgerald is widowed at the tender age of twenty-four, she discovers that her beloved husband has been harboring a serious secret indeed. 2017 – Lily … Continue reading

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“Season of Second Chances” by Aimee Alexander – Book Review

Grace Sullivan left her small Irish village to go to university in Dublin. She wanted to follow in her beloved father’s footsteps and become a doctor. While in the big city she met and fell in love with Simon Willoughby, … Continue reading

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“After the Rising” by Orna Ross – Book Review #ReadingIrelandMonth21

Twenty years ago, Jo Devereux fled Mucknamore, the small Irish village where she grew up, driven away by buried secrets and hatreds. Now she is back and needs to uncover the truth of what really happened between her family and their … Continue reading

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“Here She Lies” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

Prequel novella to the novel “Blood Loss” which introduces DI Dave Paton and his son Tommy. Harry was nineteen when his mother died. His sister Stacie was ten. Feeling unable to cope with acting as parent, Stacie was put into … Continue reading

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“Cold Woods” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Trisha moved from Chicago to the small Pennsylvania slate town when she was ten years old. She moved there with her mother and Lester, her stepfather, who was an abusive drunk. She quickly made friends with two girls from her … 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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