Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch

Recursion


I actually started reading Recursion a month or so ago and forgot to add it to my currently-reading shelf. Upon initially beginning the title, Blake Crouch totally pulled me in and grabbed my attention similarly to Dark Matter, another of his science fiction thrillers.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Review: If She Wakes by Micheal Koryta

If She Wakes
Michael Koryta has grown to be one of my favorite suspense writers over the last few years. His novels are intricately woven with thrilling characters, plowing through a plot that just won't let go. If She Wakes does not disappoint. 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Review: The Boy by Tami Hoag

The Boy (Broussard and Fourcade, #2)

Tami Hoag has been a favorite author of mine for so long. Her mystery thrillers are always fast paced, engaging, and captivating and The Boy is no different. Detective Nick Fourcade is called in to the devastating crime scene where a young boy was murdered, where his mother narrowly escapes from the same fate. Det. Fourcade, a father of a young boy, takes this murder personally and makes it his personal mission to find the killer.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Review: Judgment by Joseph Finder

Judgment: A Novel


I have been a fan of Joseph Finder for quite some time now so when I was approved for a review of Judgment I broke into the requisite approved dance and got to reading ASAP. Like other reads by this author, the suspense does not letup and before long, the last page is turned, and the last sentence is read. I always look back like what the hell? I wasn't ready for it to end.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

A Ladder to the Sky

I have yet to read a novel by John Boyne that I don't absolutely get engrossed with. After finding and reading The Absolutist I've been a huge fan of his. After missing the deadline to read The Heart's Invisible Furies earlier this year, I thought I could redeem myself by reading A Ladder to the Sky in order to maintain my fan status. Suffice it to say, Boyne does not disappoint.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Review: Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Heads You Win

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been a fan of Jeffrey Archer's since I found Kane and Abel in the clearance bin at my local used book store. I was urged by my insanely smart brother to pick a book by its cover and so... that's what I chose. Suffice it to say, I was hooked to Archer's uncomplicated style of writing. His delivery can be described as hearing a story from that human fixture in your local bar or fellow commuter. He writes as if he's telling a story that might be a tad predictable at times, but is entertaining all the time.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review:Abandoned by Allison Brennan

Abandoned (Max Revere, #5)

Allison Brennan's Abandoned sits firmly as a 2.5 star read for me. Abandoned is the fifth installment to the Max Revere series. Max is a celebrity investigative reported who's focus is primarily on cold cases. Up until this point she's never used her vast resources to investigate the cold case of her mother leaving her until now. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Review:Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

Bad Man

To be most accurate, Dathan Auerbach's Bad Man is a good 3.5 star rating for me. Two children stumbling upon a body is where we begin this tale. Who's body we're unaware of at the time but there's much speculation once we get into the girth of the story.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Review:The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

I won Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter some time ago through a Goodreads Giveaway. I hadn't won a Goodreads Giveaway in a while so I was pleasantly surprised to see a package with my name on it that was way too big to contain the iPhone X cases I'd ordered from Wish.com. Anyone who's ordered anything from Wish knows that in the length of time it takes for the product to arrive you no longer remember ordering anything at all, and it's virtually impossible to remember the item was in the first place. But hey, the prices are unbeatable. $2 for an iPhone X case. I don't think it gets better than that.

But I digress...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Review:A Spark of Light by Jodi Piccoult

 A Spark of Light

I always find that writing a novel from end to beginning is a phenomenal feat that is either a hit or miss for me. I commend writers who sign on for the task but books of this nature are not always easy to read or follow. Jodi Piccoult manages to write in reverse as well as confront the hot topic of abortion rights in a way only someone as skilled as she can. As I sit here and consider where to start for my review of A Spark of Light I'm not sure where to begin without upsetting someone. I can only imagine that's how she felt when writing this novel.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Review: Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

Her Pretty Face

When I began reading Robyn Harding's Her Pretty Face I was between books and wasn't ready to commit. I knew I wanted to read an easy title by an author I wasn't familiar with but, at the same time, I didn't want to waste my last few summer reads on a read that really added nothing new to the mystery thriller genre. My 2-star rating of Her Pretty Face is quite generous and here's why.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: Why I'm No Longer... by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race


When I saw the title of Reni Eddo-Lodge's latest work, I couldn't pass it by. Seriously! How much more poignant, jarring, could a title be without using any profanity? The title Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Racecouldn't be more intriguing for someone like me who no longer comments on threads with any hint of racial bias. I made the mistake of commenting on one of my Goodreads friends review of a book about the war on police, and next thing I know some white dude insinuated that I was ignorant or in a position to ignore all the government has done for low-income neighborhoods. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review: Trump's America by Newt Gingrich

Trump's America: The Truth about Our Nation's Great Comeback

It was ok. That's what my two-star rating is.

I began Newt Gingrich's Trump's America in an effort to understand what President Trumps appeal is. A little more than 50% in I had to give up. It is true that Gingrich writes this in an approachable, precise, and captivating manner but I couldn't help but feel like this America that in some aspects, this "Make America Great Again" never existed. Or at least it never existed for people like me... or my parents... or grandparents.