Book Review

LOCAL GONE MISSING by Fiona Barton

I received a gifted galley of LOCAL GONE MISSING by Fiona Barton for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Random House Audio and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review! Rating: 4 / 5Publication Date: 6/14/2022 LOCAL GONE MISSING follows Elise King, a detective who has been on leave after… Continue reading LOCAL GONE MISSING by Fiona Barton

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BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell

Rating: 4 / 5 BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell was our March pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. BLACK BEAUTY follows the first person point of view of the titular horse throughout his life. He begins life in an idyllic setting with people and friends who love him, but things change and he goes through… Continue reading BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell

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THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Rating: 4.5 / 5 THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón was our first 2022 pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. This was more of a modern day classic than a traditional 'classic' but it was one I had heard great things about! THE SHADOW OF THE WIND is set in Barcelona in… Continue reading THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston

Rating: 5 / 5 THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston our February pick for the #classicsbuddyread on Bookstagram. It is a book I read for class back in college many moons ago, but one I remember enjoying. THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD is set in rural Florida in the 1930s. Janie Crawford… Continue reading THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston

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MIDNIGHT SPELLS MURDER by Mary Angela

Rating: 4 / 5 I received MIDNIGHT SPELLS MURDER by Mary Angela in the Sweet Halloween Box from Once Upon a Book Club. I didn't know anything about this one, but it was the perfect pick for my prompt for a book set at my favorite time of year as the Halloween vibes of this… Continue reading MIDNIGHT SPELLS MURDER by Mary Angela

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STALKING THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco

Rating: 4.5 / 5 I joined in with the Backlist Thriller Buddy Read of STALKING THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco for January hosted by @bernluvsbooks, @bluegrassbookshelf, and @reading_mom.me. I have felt a bit mixed about her more recent releases, but I have been meaning to try out this series, so was excited to join in. STALKING… Continue reading STALKING THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco

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THE LIKENESS by Tana French

Rating: 5 / 5 I started reading Tana French with THE WITCH ELM which I didn't enjoy, but on many recommendations I gave her another shot by picking up her first Dublin Murder Squad book last year and really enjoyed it. I was eager to continue, so when I realized the sequel's cover worked perfectly… Continue reading THE LIKENESS by Tana French

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THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L.R. Dorn

I received a complimentary audiobook copy of THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L.R. Dorn for an honest review. Thank you to Harper Audio, Libro FM, and the authors for the chance to read and review! Rating: 4 / 5 THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE is set up as a true crime podcast. had what appeared to… Continue reading THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE by L.R. Dorn

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter (Out Today!)

I received a complimentary egalley of THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter thanks to St. Martin's Press and Netgalley. I also received the advance listener copy thanks to Macmillan Audio! Rating: 3.5 / 5 THE PHOTOGRAPHER begins with photographer Delta working a birthday party for a young girl. She's captivated by the family and by… Continue reading THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter (Out Today!)

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THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz

I received a complimentary ALC of THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz thanks to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley. Rating: 4 / 5 Publication Date: 5/11/2021 THE PLOT follows struggling author Jacob Finch Bonner. After the release of a reasonably well received novel, he has struggled to follow it up. In the meantime he is teaching… Continue reading THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz