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Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.

Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

Dear Emmie Blue is a delightful romance that began in childhood when sixteen-year-old Emmie attached a hurtful secret to a balloon and sent it off in the air. Lucas found it and emailed her response and so began a life-long... Continue Reading →

From the Grave by David Housewright

From the Grave  is the seventeenth mystery in the detective series featuring Twin Cities detective Mac McKenzie. It all starts when a friend of Mac's goes to a psychic reading and a malevolent ghost shows up and promises the secret... Continue Reading →

A Desperate Place by Jennifer Greer

A Desperate Place is a mystery that takes place in Medford, Oregon. I had to read it for that reason. And then to make it better, it features a crime-solving duo. McKenna and Riggs are a reporter and a pathologist... Continue Reading →

Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara

Who Did You Tell? is a thriller of the someone-knows-your-secret variety. Astrid is an alcoholic who is 192 days sober. She has hit what she thinks is her rock-bottom, has come home to live with her mother whose disapproval and... Continue Reading →

From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way by Michael Bond

From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way is a fascinating exploration of how we learn to find our way as children and how we may risk unlearning it from lack of use thanks... Continue Reading →

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang

Opium and Absinthe is a historical murder mystery featuring a heroine that is somewhat of a Cowardly Lion. She is timid in society and scared of new things and challenges. She's a reader who wants to be left alone, but... Continue Reading →

Dead Air by Michael Bradley

DJ Kaitlyn Ashe knows there is nothing worse than Dead Air, but as the top-rated DJ in Philadelphia, she is too professional for that. Unfortunately, her success seems to have caught the attention of someone, someone who knows her secrets that... Continue Reading →

The New Girl by Harriet Walker

Women know that in spite of all the advances they have made toward professional equality, they still risk falling behind by taking maternity leave. Margot is terrified she will find herself replaced in her much-loved and high-power job editing a... Continue Reading →

The Summer of Kim Novak by Håkan Nesser

The Summer of Kim Novak is a rare story in that it surprised me and more than once. It is as much the story of friendship and memory as it is a murder mystery. Erik is looking back on a... Continue Reading →

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