The Chalk Man

THE CHALK MAN Written by C.J. Tudor Published by Penguin, January 9, 2018 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get….

Dear Wife

DEAR WIFE Written by Kimberly Belle Published by Park Row, June 25, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Beth Murphy is on the run… For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her…

Top 5 Mind Blowing Mystery/Thrillers!

Happy Top 5 Tuesday everyone! This is a topic that i’ve long been awaiting! Mystery and thriller are probably my least read genre. It’s not that I don’t like them – I do! It’s just that I have a really hard time finding ones that I like. I seem to have particular tastes, but I…

No Exit

NO EXIT Written by Taylor Adams Published by William Morrow, January 15, 2019 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out…

Stillhouse Lake

STILLHOUSE LAKE Written by Rachel Caine Published by Thomas and Mercer, July 1, 2017 My star rating – 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Gina Royal is the definition of average—a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband’s secret life as a serial killer, she…

When The Sky Fell On Splendor

WHEN THE SKY FELL ON SPLENDOR Written by Emily Henry Published by Razorbill, March 12, 2019 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was….

The Cuckoo’s Calling

THE CUCKOO’S CALLING Written by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a – J.K. Rowling) Published by Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Co, April 30, 2013 My star rating: THE SYNOPSIS:           After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to…

The Female of the Species

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES Written by Mindy McGinnis Published by Katherine Teagan Books, September 20, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS:           A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it….

The Shadow of the Wind

THE SHADOW OF THE WIND Written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Published by Penguin books, January 25, 2005 My star rating: 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Barcelona, 1945 – just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he…