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The Spectacular by Zoe Whittall

The Spectacular, by Zoe Whittal, is the story of three women who struggle with the demands placed on women as mothers. The story begins with Missy, a cellist and rock band musician who is desperately seeing a tubal ligation before... Continue Reading →

The Family Plot by Megan Collins

The Family Plot begins with the Lighthouse children returning home after their father's death. Dahlia Lighthouse hopes her twin Andy will finally return since he left on his sixteenth birthday. Her older siblings Charlie and Tate are there, the first... Continue Reading →

Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne

Paper & Blood is the second book in the Ink & Sigil series. In this installment, our outwardly unimpressive hero, Al MacBharrais learns that a sigil agent and her apprentice have disappeared, he sets out to rescue her if he... Continue Reading →

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha

She Wouldn't Change a Thing begins on a hectic morning when Maria Forsmann is over-tired and cranky, rushed off her feet in the last month of her pregnancy. She already has two girls and is looking forward to a boy.... Continue Reading →

Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia

It's the Harlem Renaissance, though for young women like Louise Lloyd, scraping by as a waitress, the glamour is superficial while the struggle is real. By day she works at Maggie's Cafe and by night she dances up a storm... Continue Reading →

Wolf Kill by Cary. J. Griffith

Wolf Kill is the first in what may be an interesting mystery series. I like the setup: a Forest Service wolf expert solves crimes. In Wolf Kill,┬áSam Rivers goes home to northern Minnesota after he learns his father died. His... Continue Reading →

Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering

Too Good to Be True is a domestic suspense novel with three narrative threads woven together to tell stories from the past and the present. The primary thread is seen through Skye Starling's eyes as she falls in love with... Continue Reading →

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Plot is a suspenseful story about Jacob Finch Bonner, an author who feels he may be a one-hit-wonder. His first book was a New York Times Notable book, his second was a tree falling in a forest. Now he... Continue Reading →

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev imagines the reunion show of famed, but aged, couple of rock stars whose partnership was short, but explosive. SarahLena, newly appointed editor of Aural magazine is going to do a feature on their... Continue Reading →

Blue Desert by Celia Jeffries

Blue Desert tells the story of Alice George, a young woman who is abducted after a car accident and becomes a prisoner of some Tuareg tribesmen. She is safe and protected and falls into the rhythms of the desert and... Continue Reading →

Where Everything Seems Double by Penny Freedman

Where Everything Seems Double is a cozy mystery featuring Gina Gray, the seventh in a series with Gina and her love interest DCI Scott. In this book, Gina is asked for help by a former friend from the past whose... Continue Reading →

Never Going Back by Sam Wiebe

Never Going Back is a thriller novella featuring Allison Kidd. Alison is an expert burglar who has just been released from prison after serving a year after being caught. She was not caught because of any error on her own... Continue Reading →

Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Tsarina is a historical novel that tells the story of Catherine I of Russia. The arc of her life is amazing. She was born a serf and became the Tsarina of Russia, ruling in her own name for two years... Continue Reading →

Snow by John Banville

Snow is a historical mystery set in 1957. Ireland has been independent for thirty-five years, but after centuries of occupation and years of civil war, the wounds of the past are fresh and deeply felt. It is a Catholic country... Continue Reading →

Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker

Don't Look for Me is a suspenseful thriller that becomes increasingly complex as the story advances. It begins with Molly Clarke driving home after visiting her son's school to watch him play football. He ignored her presence, another sign of... Continue Reading →

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