What Strange Creatures

What Strange Creatures

30 July, 2014 Fiction 0 ★★★★

  “What strange creatures brothers are!” (Mansfield Park by Jane Austen) It’s this quote and the complexities of brother-sister relationships that craft the foundation of Emily Arsenault’s fourth novel What Strange Creatures.  Theresa and Jeff Battle are 30-somethings brother and sister who are getting by in life.  Theresa writes catalog… Read more »

The Dead Will Tell

The Dead Will Tell

29 July, 2014 Mystery 0 ★★★★★

The Dead Will Tell is the newest novel by Linda Castillo in the Kate Burkholder series. I have not had a chance to read any of the other novels in this series, but I think I have hit gold. I loved this book so much that I can’t wait to… Read more »

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

28 July, 2014 Women's Fiction 2 ★★★★★

Last summer Australian author Liane Moriarty showed us broken women with emotional issues, men with psychological issues with The Husband’s Secret and this summer she returns with a glimpse at marriage, mother-daughter relationships and elementary school drama in Big Little Lies.  Moriarty crafts another page-turner as petty jealousies and rivalries… Read more »

How to Build A Girl Part Three

How to Build A Girl Part Three

28 July, 2014 Women's Fiction 2

I, along with 15 other bloggers, have been participating in a pre-publication reading of Caitlin Moran’s How to Build A Girl.  For more information on the readalong, visit here.  To catch up on Part One, visit here.  Part Two, here.  Keep in mind there will be spoilers, so you’ve been… Read more »

Don’t Try to Find Me

Don’t Try to Find Me

22 July, 2014 Thriller 4 ★★★★

“Don’t try to find me.”  With that opening sentence, fourteen-year-old Marley catapults her parents into every parent’s worst nightmare: your child has run away and doesn’t leave any clues.  The only clues are that Marley doesn’t want to be found.  She’s wiped clean her iPhone and iPad.  Deleted all emails… Read more »