Review: The Lying Room by Nicci French

I have only read one of Nicci French’s books and that was the 5th book in her popular Frida Klein series. It was about three years ago when I first read that book and I recall feeling like I was missing out on a lot of the behind the scenes friendships and connections by picking up the series midway through.

Which is why I didn’t continue the series after that book. She has written a few other standalone books though and I was excited to see this one come across my desk for review since it was one of her first standalone novels in quite a while!

By picking up this standalone book, I hoped to get more of a feel for her writing rather than trying to sort out how the characters all knew each other. Continue reading “Review: The Lying Room by Nicci French”

Review: Where She Went by Kelly Simmons

I had to chuckle when I read the first sentence of the summary ‘Her only daughter has just gone away to college, and Maggie O’Farrell knows she’s turning into one of those helicopter parents she used to mock.’

Having worked in a high school for eleven years in the counseling office, I know a helicopter parent when I see one and the fact that someone used that analogy in their summary felt like this book was written especially for me.

But then things take a dark turn—and you know how I love thrilling disappearance—suddenly this book sounded a lot more interesting that I anticipated. I am fascinated by missing persons cases so when the helicopter mom’s daughter goes missing—-I couldn’t think of passing this one by! Continue reading “Review: Where She Went by Kelly Simmons”

Excerpt: The Lies We Tell (The Undertaker’s Daughter #2) by Debra Webb

Is there anything better than a spine tingling book about a serial killer? I love reading fast paced murder mysteries and nothing is more fast paced and creepy for me than a serial killer on the loose with his eyes set on the main character.

Debra Webb has written a number of murder mystery novels and I am thrilled that I can bring you guys a sneak peak of her latest book! It will be out on shelves on Sept 17th so you guys are in for a treat today with this early preview!

Make sure to get your preorders in for this one, I don’t know about you but fall is my prime reading time for mysteries and thrillers. There is something about the weather that I screams murder mysteries and after reading this little excerpt, you will want to get this one on your shelf! Continue reading “Excerpt: The Lies We Tell (The Undertaker’s Daughter #2) by Debra Webb”

Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

To say that I was exited to get this book in the mail is an absolute understatement. I actually squealed in excitement when I opened this book up!

The cover is magical and haunting and the summary sounded like something I was absolutely going to sink my teeth into immediately! Victorian England, creepy stalkers, and all sorts of disturbing gothic devices were promised in the summary.

I could hardly contain my excitement. I was ecstatic to read this one and cracked it open almost immediately and what awaited me in the pages was a dark and disturbing story in addition to creepy dolls. Continue reading “Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal”

Special Feature: THE PASSENGERS by John Marrs

As many of you know, I don’t read a ton of sci-fi or speculative fiction but when one catches my eye, I’m always excited to share with my readers even if it’s a genre that I don’t read a ton of.

I know sci-fi and speculative fiction both have a huge fan base so odds are some of my readers are fans. This one caught my eye because it sounds like it’s going to be a mix of sci fi, speculative fiction and thriller genres and I am eager to share all the details of this upcoming book!

This book has been getting a lot of notice on Goodreads as well as a number of rave reviews! The plot line is being praised as being innovative and full of twists and turns. The genre blending is enough to make me intrigued but all the praise has piqued my interest to say the least. Continue reading “Special Feature: THE PASSENGERS by John Marrs”