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Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

weave a circle round

3 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was hard to rate. The writing is good, but the story didn’t interest me. The story centers on Freddy, a young girl that tries very hard not to be noticed. Her sister Mel is very confidant and brilliant. Her stepbrother Roland is deaf and not a fan of Freddy. He spends most of his time avoiding her and creating roleplaying games for his group of friends. Continue reading “Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren”

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Glass Houses

4 stars

This is another great book in this series. Inspector Gamache is just settling into his job as the head of the police department when he discovers that they have lost the war on drugs. Huge cartels are funneling vast quantities of drugs into Canada and the U.S. and the various crimes that flow from the drug traffic has increased. Gamache is at a lost on how to stop it, until he develops a bold plan that will have huge consequences whether he wins of fails. He enlists a few trusted people to help with the plan and sets in in place. Continue reading “Glass Houses by Louise Penny”

Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield

Killing Pace

2.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The book opens with a woman (Laura Pace) that has amnesia and is being held captive by a man that claims to be her boyfriend. She eventually regains her memories and escapes her captor, only to discover she is a wanted fugitive that has been set up for a double homicide. Laura goes on the run to clear her name and solve the international mystery that started her problems in the first place. Continue reading “Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield”

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me

4 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sutton and Ethan seem to have it all. The couple are both successful authors, extremely attractive and seem to live a charmed life. But things are not what they seem. When Ethan wakes up one day to find Sutton gone, their seemingly idyllic life begins to unravel. Ethan is accused of murdering Sutton and his character is viciously attacked. What happened to Sutton and is Ethan telling the truth or is he an extremely convincing liar? Continue reading “Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison”

Block 46 (Emily Roy & Alexis Castells #1) by Johana Gustawsson

Block 46

4 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

French true-crime writer Alexis’ friend Linnea has been murdered in Falkenberg, Sweden. At the same time her body is discovered, a young boy’s body is found in Hampstead Heath, London. The two bodies have similar wounds. Is this the work of a serial killer? And what do the crimes have to do with the events that happened in Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 1944? Emily, a Canadian criminal profiler on loan to London’s Scotland Yard, is tasked with investigating the crimes. Although normally very reserved, Emily decides to allow Alexis to shadow her as she seeks to stop the killer and bring them to justice. Continue reading “Block 46 (Emily Roy & Alexis Castells #1) by Johana Gustawsson”

Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis

3.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Jazz is a young girl on the moon’s only settlement, Artemis. She is barely scrapping by working as a courier and a black market smuggler. She is very bright and always working the angles. Jazz is estranged from her father and has had her share of heartaches. When she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime to finally get ahead of the game by committing a risky crime, she jumps at the chance. She just didn’t count on quite so many complications. Continue reading “Artemis by Andy Weir”

Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob M. Appel

Millard Salter's Last Day

2.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

It’s Millard Salter’s 75 birthday. He starts the day meeting with a woman he has recently fallen in love with and helps with her final plans to kill herself that day. He plans to join her in the afterlife at the end of the day. He then goes to his work as the head of the psychiatric department of a local hospital. Millard has his final day planned out between visits with his children, final plans for his colleagues and a visit to his last wife’s cemetery plot. Along the way, Millard thinks about people and activities in his past and steels himself to go through with his plans. Continue reading “Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob M. Appel”

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Jane Unlimited

1.5 stars

Ugh. I really wanted to like this book, especially since I really like the author’s Graceling book series. Sadly, this book doesn’t compare to those books at all. I found it to be a jumbled, confusing, annoying mess. Continue reading “Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore”

Sleep Like a Baby (Aurora Teagarden #10) by Charlaine Harris

Sleep like a baby

3.5 stars

This is another fun book in the Aurora Teagarden book series. In this book, Aurora has just given birth to daughter Sophie. She and Aubrey are settling into the routine of new parents when the body of a murdered woman is found in their backyard. Once again, the couple is embroiled in a crazy mystery that they can’t help but try to solve themselves.

As usual, the book is a quick, fun, effortless read. It has humor and enough twists to keep the reader engaged to the end.

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