Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

This book has been everywhere lately and with good reason! I have been a fan of Simone St James for quite a while. I read The Broken Girls a couple of years ago and then quickly binged the rest of her books, loving each and every one!

When I saw that this book was coming out, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! This is one of those authors and books that received a ton of hype and while sometimes I am weary of overly hyped books, this was one I was sure to love. All of her books have been great and I knew I had nothing to fear from this new release!

I sat down one afternoon and read it so fast that I was shocked to look up and find that it was dark outside! Not to mention I was cold and that wasn’t because it was cold in my house….this was a spine chilling book! Continue reading “Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James”

Special Feature: Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah

Author Sophie Hannah is a well established author with loads of works under her belt, including continuing the long standing Hercule Poirot Mysteries. She has won numerous awards and I am thrilled to be able to bring this new release to all of you guys! 

This one sounds positively diverting and that cover is truly eye catching. It is begging you to read it! This book has been getting rave reviews as well and I can’t wait to crack my copy open to give you guys a more comprehensive review but until then I have this feature for you today!

Be sure to put this one on your TBR list because it sounds like it’s going to be a big thriller for this spring. If you have read it be sure to let me know what you think! Continue reading “Special Feature: Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah”

Special Feature: Losing You by Nicci French

Nicci French has written a number of standalone mysteries as well as the acclaimed Frida Klein series. I have read only one of French’s standalone books, The Lying Room, and only one of the Frida Klein books, I easily recognized strong writing mixed with a thought out mystery.

While I might not have fallen in love with the Freida Klein series, I enjoyed The Lying Room and was eager to see what the next standalone book held. The Lying Room wasn’t the best standalone by French, so I was excited to see what this one held!

Though I couldn’t fit this one into my review schedule for this winter, I plan on reading and reviewing it this summer so be watching for my review later on this year. As the book is out now though, I wanted to share a little about it with you guys so you could see what this experienced author has in store. Continue reading “Special Feature: Losing You by Nicci French”

Special Feature: The Empty Bed (The Burial Society #2) by Nina Sadowsky

The Burial Society was a book that was released last year that I tried to work into my review schedule but I just couldn’t swing it. I had no idea that it was going to be turned into a series but I am thrilled to see that this new release is a follow up the Sadowsky’s acclaimed novel!

Since I hadn’t read the first book in the series, I opted for a feature instead, as I feared that I might be a little lost in the series. I had seen a few reviews stating that it could be read as a standalone but that reading it as a series made more sense and allowed the reader to connect with the characters more.

So that’s what ultimately swayed my opinion to do a feature on this one instead. Though this series sounds like it’s a thrilling ride to be sure! If you love modern thrillers then this will likely be a book you need on your radar as your winter reading draws to an end! It is out tomorrow so be sure to check it out! Continue reading “Special Feature: The Empty Bed (The Burial Society #2) by Nina Sadowsky”

Review: Many Rivers to Cross (Inspector Banks #26) by Peter Robinson

This series has obviously been a long standing with. With 26 books in the series, it’s clear that people love Inspector Banks. I was thrilled to review this one when I was approached, but at the same time I was worried that being 26 books in, that I would be lost in the larger story.

But if I have learned one thing about well known, longstanding thriller/mystery series, it’s that the authors usually try to keep things simple or at least explain the back story more for a new audience.

After some debate, I decided to give this one a try and see how it went. I obviously wasn’t going to go back and read 25 books just to get to this one so I had to trust that at least a large chunk of the story would focus on the mystery and being a police procedural, that is indeed what should have happened. Continue reading “Review: Many Rivers to Cross (Inspector Banks #26) by Peter Robinson”