Book Review

The Other Mother by Carol Goodman Book Review 

The Other Mother by Carol Goodman is a psychocoligal thriller tinged with gothic suspense due to the moody setting. On the run from her abusive husband, Daphne Marist and her baby daughter Chloe, have arrived at Daphne’s new job an as archivist for an author that she secured using a fake identity and credentials, at a mansion in the Catskills. Determined to be a good mother and to make it on

Sun, Sea, the billionaire and me by Harmony Knight Book Review

Sun, Sea, the billionaire and me by Harmony Knight is a sweet and hot billionaire romance. Accounting intern Fran works for a boss from hell, but if she can just survive the one-year internship she’ll get the job that is sure to launch of her career. Luckily for her her best friend Robbie is getting married to a tech billionaire Matt, and has gifted her a couture bridesmaids dress that

The House Guest by Mark Edwards Book Review

The House Guest by Mark Edwards is a suspense thriller. Ruth and Adam have struck it lucky and have gotten the chance to spend the summer in New York housesitting for another couple that they had met on  cruise. Adam is an aspiring writer and Ruth is an actress that has gotten the opportunity to be in a play in New York which could be her big break, the housesitting job means

The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown Book Review

The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown is a story about new beginnings and healing from generational trauma. There is also some sweet romance thrown in which keeps the book light and hopeful. After the death of their grandmother Nessa, Flynn and April return to Blossom, Texas to discover what her Will holds. the cousins discover that their grandmother Lucy has left them her home and a locked hope chest. To get into

Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre Book Review

Every Last Secret by A. R. Torre is a suspense thriller. Cat Winthorpe is rich, beautiful and the queen bee of the neighbourhood. She has a successful husband and a wonderful life that she has worked hard to get and keep. Dr Neena Ryder and her husband have just moved into the abandoned estate next door. For Neena getting a home in this neighbourhood is just another tick on her list

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon Book Review

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon is a historical fantasy novel heavily influenced by the Norse sagas. This is the first book in the Saylok series. The island of Saylok has been cursed to have no more girl children. Turned away by the father of her unborn child, Desdemona, utters a blood curse as she is dying. If men will not treat women as equals she robs them of

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Book Review

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton is a story about three women, Dorothy and Laurel, told over the 73 years that spans 1938 to 2011. The Secret Keeper is a story that shows how the decisions of one person can impact the next generation. Dorothy is strong-willed and hugely selfish in many ways, she is determined that she is meant for greatness and goes moves to London to be a companion to

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson  Book Review

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is a gothic horror. Built by Hugh Crain, Hill House is an 80-year-old mansion with a reputation for supernatural activity. The book centres around an experiment run over the summer by supernatural investigator Dr John Montague at the mansion. Having sent out invitations to people he believes have had real paranormal experiences he only manages to get two to commit, making the party of only

When I Was You by Amber Garza Book Review

When I Was You by Amber Garza is a suspense thriller. Deep in the throes of empty nest syndrome, Kelly Medina is missing her son who has left for college and mourns the life she used to have. Kelly discovers that there is another Kelly Medina in town, a young single mother with a baby boy. Intrigued she starts to look for the other Kelly in real life and online, her

The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent Book Review

The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent is a suspense thriller that gets told through two seemingly disparate points of view, Wren and Nicolette. Wren and her sisters Evie and Sage live in an isolated cabin in the woods in upstate New York with their mother. Their life is so isolated that they have little to no contact with anyone else and have never experienced modern-day conveniences such as indoor bathrooms