There’s a lot going on in my life right now (as I’m sure is obvious by the lack of posts) but I can’t deprive this site of W&C. The Guest List was a book that I wavered on. I mean Reese Witherspoon likes it but I also bought Where the Crawdads Sing because of her […]
Another month, another set of books to brighten my life – that’s what I always say. Wherever my 2020 summer is spent, I’ll at least have some fresh pages to keep me company. The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands by Jon Billman These are the stories that defy conventional logic. The […]
Miracle Creek gripped me. I tore through its pages in just a few days. When I got to the acknowledgements and read that this was Kim’s first novel, I was shocked. My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn’t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first […]
Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own […]
Long Bright River is not like the other crime/detective novels I’ve read. I guess it’s not really a detective novel at all. The main character, Mick, is a beat cop but there’s still a detective-style solution to nearly every circumstance that arises. I can’t say that I loved it. Moore’s writing style is unique and […]
Lee Goldberg has been writing crime novels for a while but I’ll be honest – I’ve never read one before now. With all the hype around this book coming out and the promise of a strong-and-real female lead, I was quick to get my hands on it. I was not disappointed. Lost Hills reads like […]
I’m not one for horror but Stephen King has a way of writing tragedy that is utterly different from other authors. While some pages made my stomach turn, the story was brilliant. Enough predictability to make me feel smart and detective-title-worthy but all the twists and turns necessary to keep me surprised and far from bored.