SUNDIAL by Catriona Ward

⭐⭐⭐ The latest unique offering from the author of The Last House on Needless Street is about a woman named Rob, married with two children. The family is quite dysfunctional, which quickly becomes evident. When Rob fears that her older daughter, Callie, might not be the sweet princess she hoped she’d be, she decides toContinue reading “SUNDIAL by Catriona Ward”

HOW TO KILL YOUR FAMILY by Bella Mackie

⭐⭐⭐⭐ A bodaciously bonkers book!  Can you imagine being locked up for a murder you didn’t commit? Just the thought brings me anxiety, and that’s the situation Grace Bernard is in.  That doesn’t mean she’s innocent.  Dear Grace has actually murdered six people…and she’s gotten away with it.  How unfair that she finds herself asContinue reading “HOW TO KILL YOUR FAMILY by Bella Mackie”

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Alice Feeney

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rock Paper Scissors is more than just a childhood game. Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Wright.  Amelia and her husband, Adam, travel from London to Scotland with their dog, Bob, during a snowstorm. Their destination? A converted and mostly isolated chapel. Amelia won the weekend trip from a work raffle, and she thinks it’sContinue reading “ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Alice Feeney”

THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Nancy Tucker

⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 “I killed a little boy today.” That’s the first sentence of this book, and what a way to grab attention. 8-year old Chrissie has, in fact, just killed a little boy, and it made her feel wonderful. While the townspeople are in an emotional uproar, wondering who could do something like that, Chrissie goesContinue reading “THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING by Nancy Tucker”

NO ONE WILL MISS HER by Kat Rosenfield

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 A near-perfect thriller with an amazing twist that blew me away!  Detective Ian Bird finds himself in rural Maine, in the rundown town of Copper Falls. A junkyard is on fire, and a local woman named Lizzie Oullette is found brutally murdered nearby in the lake house that she rents out during the summer. Continue reading “NO ONE WILL MISS HER by Kat Rosenfield”

THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona Ward

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First word that came to mind after reading this: WOW! I was essentially speechless and needed to get my thoughts in order.  Ted lives in an old house that is dirty, uncared for, and on the verge of being decrepit. He shares the house with his cat, Olivia, and his daughter, Lauren…when she’s ableContinue reading “THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona Ward”

I DON’T FORGIVE YOU by Aggie Blum Thompson

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 It started out with Tinder…but this is far from a love story.  Allie is a happily married photographer with a young son. Having recently moved to a fancy Washington DC neighborhood, she and her husband, Mark, attend a neighborhood soirée. Allie doesn’t seem to fit in with the other wives, and begins chatting with aContinue reading “I DON’T FORGIVE YOU by Aggie Blum Thompson”

DREAM GIRL by Laura Lippman

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Gerry Andersen is a novelist whose best-selling novel, Dream Girl, continues to provide him with funds. He’s written other books since then, but they haven’t quite achieved the same level of acclaim. After a freak accident, Gerry finds himself confined to a hospital bed in his beautiful 25th floor apartment.  While trying to heal andContinue reading “DREAM GIRL by Laura Lippman”

EVERY VOW YOU BREAK by Peter Swanson

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Peter Swanson is a fantastic mystery author, and this was one of my most anticipated reads. Unfortunately, the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze.  Abigail is about to wed Bruce Lamb, a millionaire. Three weeks before her wedding, at her bachelorette party, she meets a man called Scottie. One thing leads to another, and theyContinue reading “EVERY VOW YOU BREAK by Peter Swanson”

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