Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

This book summary intrigued me to the core. Husband and wife turned serial killers? Um yes please!

How could I not be intrigued by the whole suburban couple meets Dexter and Mr and Mrs Smith situation described in the summary? I love shows like Weeds (suburban housewife turned drug dealer), and movies like Mr and Mrs Smith (suburban couple meets assassin spies) so this book was simply begging me to read it.

As a stay at home mom, there are days when I wonder what my neighbor are up to when they come home at 3 am. Were they just out for a night on the town or were they out having an affair or hiding a body in the wilderness?

I have an over active imagination and I am nosy AF, and this book totally appealed to someone like me who could relate to suburban life but also  listens to way too many true crime/murder podcasts. Continue reading “Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing”

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Special Feature: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets

Diane Les Becquets is a new to me author. I haven’t read her debut novel, Breaking Wild, which was a big best seller in 2016.

I have only recently started reading a lot more thrillers so it’s not surprising that I hadn’t heard of her novel before. Then this one came up for review and I was eager to give it a shot because it sounded really interesting, plus I like the husky dog on the cover (I am a husky owner myself) so needless to say I was partial.

I will be reviewing it in June, but since it just released this month, I wanted to get the word out to my readers and help spread the word.

In 2016, Diane Les Becquets burst onto the scene with her bestselling debut novel,Breaking Wild, which Tana French called “a powerful, visceral book about the incredible human capacity to transcend the limitations imposed by our own pasts and our own fears.”

Now, Diane is back with THE LAST WOMAN IN THE FOREST (Berkley Hardcover; March 5, 2019), a thriller about a woman who fears that the man she loved may have been a serial killer. Combining her love of nature and wildlife conservation, her personal horrific experience with assault, and her interest in the real-life unsolved Connecticut River Murders of the 1980s, Diane has delivered a novel of suspense that will haunt readers until the last page. Continue reading “Special Feature: The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets”

Review: Northanger Abbey: An Audible Original Drama by Anna Lea (Adaptor), Emma Thompson (Narrator)

Everyone keeps telling me that I need to try audiobooks. I have only really done one or two in the last year or so and I found them to be fun but at the same time it just seemed like it would take me forever to ‘read’ a book that way.

I am a speed reader so depending on the book, I can crank out a few every week but with an audio book I worry that I am stuck listening at the narrators own pace. Then I ended up with Becoming by Michelle Obama on my Audible account and even though it took me forever to ‘read’ the book, it was so relaxing to have someone reading to me.

I found that I enjoyed the whole audio book experience and that I could easily work it into my days. My kid is the worst napper on the planet so a lot of the time I have to sit with him or lay with him and if he sees me reading on my iPad he wants it to play games. But with audio books I can pop in my head phones and lay there until he falls asleep with the lights out and listen to a great story!

So long story short, I ended up loving Audible and started looking for something entertaining to listen to next. Enter this dramatization of Northanger Abbey. Continue reading “Review: Northanger Abbey: An Audible Original Drama by Anna Lea (Adaptor), Emma Thompson (Narrator)”

Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

When this book showed up in my inbox for review, I wasn’t entirely sure it was something I wanted to read. It sounded a little sad and on the heavy side so initially I set it to the side as a ‘probably wouldn’t review’ book.

But I wasn’t quite ready to write it off so I waited a few days to see if I might change my mind. The summary kept comping back into my mind and I kept thinking about the beautiful blue cover and interesting plot.

Eventually I decided on saying yes to this one, mostly because it sounded magical and elegant even if it was going to be a heavy, sad, tear jerker. Continue reading “Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah”

Review: The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

This book was on my preorder list before I even finished the first book. The first book was unbelievable and stood out as a favorite thought out the year.

I loved the first book and couldn’t wait for the long year to pass before I was finally able to return to Daevabad. The world that the author created was rich, diverse, interesting, and above all the heroine, Nahri, was a force to be reckoned with.

In the days and weeks leading up to the release of this book, I thought briefly that I should go back and re-read the first book again, but decided against it since I was sure everything would come floating back to me without issue . Continue reading “Review: The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty”