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”


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: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

I think that a lot of people feel that the war ended on VE Day in 1945, but it wasn’t like VE Day came and suddenly everyone put down their arms and went about rebuilding their lives rebuilding everything.

That is the reason this book caught my eye. This book is set in the final days of WWII there Red Army makes its way through a dying Nazi Germany….I thought this book had a lot of historic potential that would be interesting and new for me. Plus it sounded like it was going to look at how the ramification of war would be felt throughout the generations.

In some ways I thought it was going to be more of a mystery novel, it definitely had mystery component but it ended up containing a lot more history than I anticipated and it was that history that shined in the novel for me. Continue reading “Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes”

Review: The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Earlier this year I read The Alienist, yes I know I’m about a million years late to the party for The Alienist. In short, I loved The Alienist and I found that it was a completely different and unique story and prose.

Though I had to take it in small doses, I still loved it and thought that it will forever stand out as an excellent historic thriller not only for the time when it was written, but that it has a lasting appeal. So when this book came across my desk for review and was marketed to fans of The Alienist, I couldn’t say no.

That’s a tall order to fill for me, so I was eager to see if this book was going to live up to the hype. Continue reading “Review: The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag”

Winner: WHY KILL THE INNOCENT (Sebastian St. Cyr #13) by C.S. Harris

And the winner of the paperback copy of WHY KILL THE INNOCENT by C.S. Harris is…..


The winner will be notified via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a huge thank you to the author for making this giveaway possible!