Tag: Mystery


Early Review: Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

Early Review: Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
21 May, 2017 / 0 Comments

Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet My Copy: ARC Paperback, 296 pages Publication Date: May 22, 2017 (Tomorrow!!) Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Jimmy Patterson Books) Source: Publisher A thrilling new YA novel from master of suspense James Patterson, who’s created a frightening new future: a world where teens are taken, imprisoned and forced to fight for their survival. Where 17-year-old Cass will do whatever it takes to save her twin sister from Death Row. There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a […]


Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
28 April, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Riverhead Books Source: Purchased EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something […]


Review: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Review: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
25 April, 2016 / 2 Comments

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler My Copy: ARC eBook, 239 pages Publication Date: September 22, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids. But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town […]


Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
4 April, 2016 / 0 Comments

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter My Copy: ARC eBook, 370 pages Publication Date: September 29, 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Source: Publisher via Edelweiss #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives. Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Finding Jake

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Finding Jake
23 February, 2015 / 1 Comment

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon My Copy: ARC eBook, 217 pages Publication Date: February 24, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: William Morrow & Company Source: Publisher via Edelweiss A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of psychological suspense in which a parent is forced to confront what he does—and does not—know about his teenage son, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob, and We Need to Talk about Kevin. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should […]


Poe Challenge #2: The Gold Bug

Poe Challenge #2: The Gold Bug
7 November, 2014 / 1 Comment

For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read The Gold Bug. My Thoughts: I thought it was a good story. But, I feel like it was told in a backwards fashion. I think it would have been better if the happenings were swapped and we followed the story through the perspective of William Legrand. In my opinion, that would have made for a more fun and interesting story. Then we could have tried to figure out the coded message with Legrand and went on the journey knowing that he wasn’t crazy and what his intention was, rather than […]


Review: Dark Places

Review: Dark Places
6 October, 2014 / 8 Comments

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn My Copy: eBook, 368 pages Publication Date: May 5, 2009 Publisher: Broadway Books Source: Purchased Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars. Since then, she had been drifting. But when she is contacted by a group who are convinced of Ben’s innocence, Libby starts to ask questions she never dared to before. Was the voice she heard her brother’s? Ben was a misfit in their small town, but was he capable of murder? Are there secrets to uncover at the family farm or is Libby deluding […]


Review: Gone Girl

Review: Gone Girl
19 September, 2014 / 2 Comments

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn My Copy: eBook, 474 pages Publication Date: 2012 Publisher: Broadway Books Source: Library On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Blackbird

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Blackbird
15 September, 2014 / 4 Comments

Blackbird (Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey My Copy: ARC eBook, 184 pages Publication Date: September 16, 2014 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Mystery | Suspense/Thriller | Young Adult This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants. A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got […]


DNF: The Husband’s Secret

DNF: The Husband’s Secret
7 February, 2014 / 1 Comment

I’ve decided to start a new thing where I post my DNF (Did Not Finish) books with an explanation for why I felt the need to put the book down.  Then, if you LOVED the book and think that it was a huge mistake on my part to abandon it, you can try to convince me to pick it back up.  Or, if you also disliked the book, you can share that as well and make me feel not-so-bad about not finishing the book! DNF Explanation for The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty How far I got: 127 pages I […]