Tag Archives: Upstate New York

“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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“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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New on my Radar… Tessa Wegert @tessawegert #CrimeFictionSeries #ShanaMerchantSeries @booksforwardpr

I received an email from Simone Jung (Books Forward) asking if I would feature the novel “Dead Wind” on my blog. Well, I’m ashamed to admit that I had never heard of the author. Why am I ashamed? She was … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “How Will I Know You?” by Jessica Treadway #ThrowbackThursday #HowWillIKnowYou @GrandCentralPub

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“Not A Happy Family” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

Wealth doesn’t ensure happiness… The Merton Family: Fred Merton – the wealthy, malicious, manipulative and controlling patriarch of the family. He made his fortune at his Robotics company. His is an egotist who is disappointed in all three of his … Continue reading

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“Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

This is my third time reading the work of Shari Lapena and she never disappoints. This time around we read of a suburban neighborhood in New York’s Hudson Valley. Olivia Sharpe is married to Paul and the mother of sixteen … 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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“An Unwanted Guest” by Shari Lapena – Book Review

The ten guests that are staying at Mitchell’s Inn in the Catskills all have their own personal and diverse reasons for being there. Criminal defense attorney David Paley is there to unwind from a stressful career and to escape the … Continue reading

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“Red Means Run” by Brad Smith – Book Review

I originally reviewed this title on January 2nd, 2012. Back then, I didn’t have many followers so the book didn’t get any attention. I thought that since Lume Books have taken over the Endeavor Press catalog, I would try to … Continue reading

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“The Sun Down Motel” by Simone St. James – Book Review #FFRC2020

Fell, New York, is a small town that has somehow escaped progress. A town where the library still has paper archives, cell phone reception is sketchy at best, and a town with a history of dead and missing girls. As … Continue reading

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“Trace of Evil” by Alice Blanchard – Book Review

A small town in Upstate New York idyllic to the casual observer. Beautiful autumn foliage, stunning scenery, and an interesting history of witchcraft. Now the witchcraft is a tourist industry but the town still holds many dark secrets beneath the … Continue reading

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“How Will I Know You?” by Jessica Treadway – Book Review

“When people get themselves into a hole, other people like to watch them try to get out.” Susanne Enright – age 42, is an accomplished sculptor turned college art instructor. Susanne’s husband, Gil has squandered their nest-egg in an ill-advised … Continue reading

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“The Widow’s House” by Carol Goodman – Book Review

I’ll admit first off that it was the stunning cover that first attracted me to this novel. Then, when I realized I had already read a book by this author that I really enjoyed (“The drowning tree“), the deal was … Continue reading

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