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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.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant

4 stars

I really enjoyed this book. Eleanor Oliphant is socially awkward and speaks her mind. She works as a finance clerk in a graphic design company. When she was a child she suffered a terrible tragedy which left her with physical and emotional scars. She’s quite content to live her solitary life, eating pizza and drinking vodka. That is, until she has a chance encounter with the new IT guy, Raymond. She and Raymond come to the rescue of an elderly man, Sammy, that has fallen in the street. Her continued interaction with Raymond and Sammy forces her to realize that perhaps she doesn’t have to go through life on her own. Continue reading “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman”

Cause of Death (Detective Grace Macallan) by Peter Ritchie

Cause of Death

4 stars

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

This is the first book in the series of Det. Grace Macallan. Grace was a detective in Northern Ireland during the “troubles” and after an incident must leave the City and her job in disgrace. She is hired as a detective in the newly formed Lothian & Borders Major Crime Team, where she hopes to rebuild her life, career and reputation. After getting the team up and running, they are assigned to investigate a series of brutal prostitute assaults and murder. As the team digs deeper into the mystery, tensions rise and secrets are revealed. Continue reading “Cause of Death (Detective Grace Macallan) by Peter Ritchie”

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The good daughter

4 stars

This was a good book that kept my attention. Charlotte and Samantha grew up in a small town north of Atlanta. Their mother was highly intelligent and their father was a prominent, albeit disliked attorney that defended some of the worst criminals in the county. When a violent assault shatters the family’s world while the girls are teenagers, it changes their lives forever. Twenty-eight years later another tragedy rocks the small town, causing the family to re-live the nightmare they barely survived the first time. Continue reading “The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter”

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