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Teaser Tuesday – June 28, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheMarshQueen @virginiahartmn @GalleryBooks @simonschuster

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 Edelweiss. Today, Tuesday June 28, 2022 I … Continue reading

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“The Midcoast” by Adam White – Book Review

“If you’re happy all the time, you don’t appreciate anything. You have to have contrast, to have low moments to bring out the high moments in relief.” “When your head is down, and you’re trying to outrun your past, your … 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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“In Cold Blood” by Jane Bettany – Book Review

“Sometimes the truth can be unpalatable”. Detective Inspector Isabel Blood – at fifty-six years old, Isabel has worked her way up through the ranks of the Derbyshire Police. She is happily married and is a mother of three, with only … Continue reading

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“A Dead Man’s Eyes” by Lori Duffy Foster – Book Review

Lisa Jamison – an investigative journalist in her hometown of Seneca Springs, New York. She is only in her early thirties, but has a sixteen year old daughter, whom she adores. She was a teenage runaway who became pregnant at … Continue reading

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“Ellie And The Harpmaker” by Hazel Prior – Book Review

Ellie Jacobs – Before her marriage to Clive, Ellie was a librarian, but now she is a housewife. She has little in the way of self esteem due to a fraught relationship with her mother. With no children to care … Continue reading

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“In The Silence” by M.R. Mackenzie – Book Review

Anna Scavolini is an academic who works in Rome as a university lecturer and holds a doctorate in feminist criminology. Born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland she left for Rome after she left school. Anna is short, single and … Continue reading

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“Twelve Secrets” by Robert Gold – Book Review

“Secrets are a dangerous thing” Ben Harper – is in his mid-thirties and is a prize winning investigative journalist. When he was just eight years old, his older brother was murdered. His father made himself scarce, so it was just … Continue reading

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“Looking For Jane” by Heather Marshall – Book Review

Present – Angela Creighton Angela works in a book/antique store in downtown Toronto. One day she discovers a lost letter, still sealed, some seven years after it should have been delivered. She opens it and reads – only to find … Continue reading

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“Beneath The Stairs” by Jennifer Fawcett – Book Review

Set in a mill town in Upstate New York, the novel captures the desolate feel of a mill town without a mill – because the mill poisoned the town, in more ways than one. The town, which was nestled under … Continue reading

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