Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Format:  Hardcover Pages: 64 pages Published: November 3, 2015 Publisher: Crown Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller         Synopsis: A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior,Continue reading “Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn”

Book Review: Lot No. 249 by Arthur Conan Doyle

Format:  Paperback Pages: 55 pages Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Little Black Classics Genre: Mystery & Thriller The short story opens up with a center of three students who are staying in rooms at a secluded college. All appear to be fine until strange happenings start occurring. I never got a chance to read anything by Arthur Conan DoyleContinue reading “Book Review: Lot No. 249 by Arthur Conan Doyle”

Book Review: The House On Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams

Format:  E-book Pages: 259 pages Published: September 1, 2015 Publisher: Booktrope Editions Genre: Fiction & Literature, Mystery Synopsis: Winna returns to her father’s last residence, an 87-year-old mansion in her Colorado hometown, to settle his estate and sell the house her grandfather built. As Winna shares memories with her married daughter, reconciles with her disinherited sister Chloe, andContinue reading “Book Review: The House On Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams”

Book Review: Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins (The Grantchester Mysteries #4) by James Runice

Format: Paperback Pages: 416 pages Published: May 19, 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis: The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960’s Cambridge. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester’s church, convinced he has murdered his wife.Continue reading “Book Review: Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins (The Grantchester Mysteries #4) by James Runice”

Book Review: Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Pages:  352 pages Published: January 1, 2015 Publisher: Harper Genre: Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thriller Synopsis: Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, aContinue reading “Book Review: Disclaimer by Renee Knight”

Book Review: Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1) by M.J. Arlidge

Pages:  420 pages Publisher: NAL Published: June 2, 2015 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis:  Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive. It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shatteredContinue reading “Book Review: Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1) by M.J. Arlidge”

Book Review: A Man of Some Repute by Eilzabeth Edmondson

Format: E- Book Pages: 293 pages Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Published: July 1, 2015 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis: “Truth is rarely pure and never simple… Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and nowContinue reading “Book Review: A Man of Some Repute by Eilzabeth Edmondson”

Book Review: Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight

Format: Hardcover Pages:  336 pages Publisher: Harper Published: April 14, 2015 Genre: Mystery Synopsis: “At the end of a long winter, in bucolic Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town’s prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended upContinue reading “Book Review: Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight”

Book Review: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz

Format: E-Book Pages:  25 pages Publisher: Applebury Press Published: June 5, 2015 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis: “Jessica’s world revolves around studying at college and affording prepackaged meals, which leaves little time for socializing. In fact, she is quite content without being noticed, which only makes the attention of a mystery texter all the moreContinue reading “Book Review: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz”

Book Review: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

Format: E-Book Pages: 320 pages Publisher: Kensington Books Published: June 30, 2015 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis (from publisher): “I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft‑petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.Children whoContinue reading “Book Review: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells”